Begin your day with early morning pickup at your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation. Drive approximately one hour to the launch site in the Atherton Tablelands, located near the township of Mareeba.
Witness the impressive sight of giant balloons inflating in the pre-dawn darkness. When ready, step into your balloon's basket and watch the landscape of the Atherton Tablelands unfold below as you gradually float higher. View farmland, rivers, dams or the town depending on the prevailing winds of the day. You might see animals such as kangaroos and cockatoos while you're in flight, and you're sure to have photo ops galore. Your pilot points out landmarks and can answer any questions that you may have.
At the end of your 30-minute flight, land gently and disembark from the basket to allow the next group to take their flight. Reboard your coach and follow the hot air balloon from the ground, taking roads that wind through the picturesque valley.
When all of the flights have finished, you can choose to help deflate the giant balloons if you like. Receive a souvenir flight certificate and have the opportunity to purchase in-flight photos before your coach returns you to your Cairns or the Northern Beaches.