Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride - Happy Travels

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Soak up the early morning views across the incredible Atherton Tablelands just behind Cairns on this stunning hot air balloon ride with the guys from Raging Thunder!

Tour Description

Cairns is known for it’s variety of adrenaline experiences – from skydiving to bungee jumping – but sometimes it’s good to slow the pace down a bit and appreciate the stunning landscapes that Australia has to offer.

And in our opinion there’s no better way to do that in Cairns than a morning hot air balloon ride!

The early start is worth it as you head out Mareeba in The Atherton Tablelands via The Kuranda Range. After a quick safety briefing you’ll be up in the air soaking up the incredible views as the sunrises on the horizon.

The morning is split into two 30 minute flights so if you’re not snapping picks from the air in the hot air balloon you’ll be on the ground chasing it down for when it lands, which is great fun too!

Complete your experience with a traditional champagne breakfast in our beautiful relaxed bush setting.

You can also upgrade your flight to a full 60 mins – contact us for more details


Epic views across the Atherton Tablelands
Hot Air Ballooning Itinerary
04:10 - 06:00 Pick up from accommodation and travel to Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands
06:00 - 06:30 A suitable launch site is decided (depending on weather variation and wind direction) and the balloon is prepared for take-off.
06:30 - 07:45 Depending on passenger numbers there are generally two 30 minute flights operated. The first group takes to the air while the second group embarks on an exciting balloon chase from the ground. This is the perfect time to look out for awakening bird life & wildlife. The groups then swap activities, while those on a 60 minute flight remain in the basket. As you are carried on the breeze, take in the surrounding panorama, inland towards the Outback and east towards the hills that form part of the Great Dividing Range & which separate the Tablelands from the coast. Photo opportunities abound and don’t forget to smile for the in-flight photograph taken by cameras suspended as if in mid-air.
07:45 - 08:15 Help to dismantle balloon from basket.
08:15 - 09:15 Enjoy a delicious hot and cold breakfast with a glass of champagne to celebrate your experience. There's also an opportunity to view in-flight photos taken which are available for purchase.
09:15 - 10:30 Travel back to Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodation.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast
- 30 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight
- Flight certificate
- Accommodation Transfers

Extra Costs:
- Civil Aviation & other insurance charges, takeoff/landing fee, transfer costs, GST & administration charges of $30.00pp is payable on the day of travel.

Bring with you:
Ticket, Warm clothing (winter months)(white clothing not recommended as it is easily stained by the volcanic red soil), comfortable shoes (no high hells), camera, video camera, money for souvenirs & aviation levy

Please note:
Ballooning is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant and you must be able to climb into the basket and stand for the duration of the flight.

Pickup at 4:10am-6:00am from Cairns
Return at 10:30am to Cairns
$229 AUD Per Person Self Drive (30 Min Flight) + $30 Levy to Pay on Arrival
$329 AUD Per Person Self Drive (60 Min Flight) + $30 Levy to Pay on Arrival
$270 AUD Per Person From Cairns (30 Min Flight) + $30 Levy to Pay on Arrival
$360 AUD Per Person From Cairns (60 Min Flight) + $30 Levy to Pay on Arrival
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