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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Cairns, Australia
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4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers and forests. Choose from a 30- or 60-minute flight and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!
  • Early-morning 30 or 60-minute scenic flight over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands
  • Free commemorative flight certificate
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Pickup and drop off from all centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove hotels
Greet the sun as it rises over Tropical North Queensland on a memorable hot air balloon ride. Be prepared for early morning pickup at your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove hotel in order to be in the air by daybreak. After traveling to the launch site, climb aboard a sturdy basket and watch as flames fill an enormous balloon with hot air.

As you rise off the ground above the scenic Atherton Tablelands, get a fantastic aerial perspective of the region’s farmlands, rivers and rolling hills in the distance. Your pilot will point out unique features and points of interest as you float over the beautiful terrain. Watch morning fog dissipate as the sun washes the landscape with a rosy, golden light, and wave to other balloons that maybe floating nearby.

After 30 or 60 minutes in the air (depending on option selected at booking), return gently to the ground. Help deflate, roll and repack the enormous balloon with your crew and fellow passengers for a fun and interactive finish. Receive a certificate to commemorate your spectacular flight, and relax on the return drive to your hotel.

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Amazing experience
, Mar 2019
I just wanted to say what a great experience this was and one we will never forget. The team was brilliant and so friendly right from the moment I booked it as I wanted them to send me a voucher as it as was a gift which they did within 12 hours. Couldn’t recommend them anymore
Really enjoyed the experience on the...
, Jan 2018
Really enjoyed the experience on the balloon, sunrise, amazing view. Down side was instead giving people the photos taken from their camera on the balloon for free, they charged you if you want to download it from their site. They gave you the balloon paper thing which was nothing special.
I'm completely freaked out by...
, Mar 2017
I'm completely freaked out by heights. But seeing the kangaroos bouncing from up in the balloon and the sunrise was pretty amazing .
Absolutely awesome! I've always...
, Jan 2017
Absolutely awesome! I've always wanted to go in a hot air ballon, and this flight was everything I'd hoped for. The sensation of floating over the beautiful landscape in silence was fantastic, it has to be experienced to appreciate it! When I was dragging myself out of bed at 3.30am I wondered why the hell I'd booked this, but it is 100 worth it - all the ground crew were so friendly and helpful, and our pilot Bob was fantastic. If you are in Cairns, I'd thoroughly recommend this, you won't regret it.
This flight was everything that it...
Dorothy H
, Jan 2017
This flight was everything that it was advertised to be. The flying area is beautiful and so was sunrise that morning. We took the one hour flight and it is worth it!!! Even though you may not fly far, the flight changes as you go along. It was in the second half hour that we saw all the kangaroos on the ground. Our pilot was excellent!!! This is just plain fun!!!
Good crews, punctual during pick...
Hendy B
, May 2016
Good crews, punctual during pick up. The ride itself was smooth, I didn't feel any fear for my first ever hot air balloon ride. The balloon basket where the people stand was too small for the number of people that is put in. They put 4 people in each section, and it's really tight with not much space to move. I found it hard to enjoy the scenery too, simply because there's not many interesting things if any to see. Sure it was great to see the sky at dawn, there were some foggy areas as well, but apart from those, it's just forests, farms, and flock of birds. Also 30 minutes is really quite short. Maybe if you go for another ride you might end up seeing something more interesting, maybe or maybe not. Magical, uh not really, at least not for me unfortunately.
We LOVED IT!!!!! The staff was...
Mary E K
, Apr 2016
We LOVED IT!!!!! The staff was excellant!!! They tried to get us up before the sunrise but they felt it was too windy, so we watched the other ones leave. Thats ok. I would rather stay up then come down early. We got up after the sunrise. It was still pretty. I recommend this immensely!!! And this company!!!! Its a great adventure!!!!
Excellent! Even though it was cloudy...
, Feb 2016
Excellent! Even though it was cloudy, being above the clouds was an amazing experience with the sunrise. They also were kind to drop us off at the airport after our ride.
Balloon ride kept going on and on as...
nayan m
, Oct 2015
Balloon ride kept going on and on as they couldn't find safe place to land. I was about to miss my flight but the team ensured I am at airport at earliest. Cheers to great effort from them .. Must do if you are in Cairns
Waking up very early to catch the...
, Sep 2015
Waking up very early to catch the sunrise was worth it. Staff was very professional and ensured the safety of all the passengers.

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