Hot Air Ballooning Cairns and Outer Great Barrier Reef Tour
Experience two completely different worlds in one day; the sky and the reef! Begin your morning experiencing the wonder of flight as you float serenely over the Atherton Tablelands. Follow an amazing hot air balloon ride with a Great Barrier Reef experience with Great Adventures reef cruises. Your package tour includes hot air balloon ride, morning and afternoon teas, Outer Barrier Reef platform, snorkelling equipment, hot and cold buffet lunch, eco reef talk, semi-submersible coral viewing and underwater observatory.
04.30 – 5.00am (approx)
Door to door transfers Pick-up at hotel by a Hot Air coach for your special package tour, one hour transfer, pickup times confirmed on booking.
Experience the fun and unique sensation of hot air ballooning in the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise and your 30 minute hot air balloon ride where you can really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia’s largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to ensure you maximise the fun of your morning ballooning with Hot Air.
Keep an eye out for wallabies, kangaroos and other local wildlife, seeing them from high in a hot air balloon, is something you’ll never forget.
Return and Landing, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.
After hot air ballooning, your coach transfer takes you to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, please look for the Great Adventures check-in counter. Boarding is at 10.10am.
Depart Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Barrier Reef platform. On the way you can enjoy morning tea as well as seeing a reef presentation and snorkelling demonstration.
Arrive at the Outer Barrier Reef platform. Choose your reef activities including semi-submersible coral viewing, Snorkelling directly from the platform, underwater observatory for coral and fish viewing. Other prebooked activities are also available including helicopter, diving and scuba-doo.
Enjoy a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch including tea and coffee. More free time to enjoy the great barrier reef.
Return back to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal via Green Island. Enjoy afternoon tea along the way. Then your transfer back to your accommodation.
- Cairns accommodation transfers (Transfer Details here)
- Spectacular 30 min Hot Air balloon ride
- Expert interpretive commentary
- Cross Country Balloon Chase
- Free Commemorative Balloon Flight Certificate
- Morning and Afternoon Tea
- Semi-Submersible coral viewing
- Underwater Observatory
- Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch
- Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Cairns accommodation
What To Bring
- Your ticket
- Walking shoes
- Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
- Peak Hat and sunglasses
- Bottle of water
- Swimming costume
- Spending money
Note: $6.50 per person to pay EMC Levy to reef operator