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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Cairns and Northern Beaches
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4 hours (Approx.)
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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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, 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
, 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.
, Nov 2017
This tour was amazing!
, 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 .
Jared H
, Mar 2017
Amazing experience. Really fun crew
, 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.
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!!!
Mark R
, Dec 2016
Wonderful so surreal and totally peaceful
Devon L
, May 2016
Excellent! Great crew.
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.

Product code: 2990C30_C60

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