Join Australia’s Top Selling Hot Air Balloon Flight! Includes door to door transfers and a wonderful morning with Hot Air Ballooning Cairns. A Hot Air Balloon ride is definitely one of the Top 3 Things to Do when visiting Cairns.
Hot Air Ballooning Cairns Tour Itinerary
04.30 – 5.00am (approx)
Pick-up times vary and will be confirmed on booking. Your pickup can be from all Cairns accommodation & hotels. Hot Air Ballooning Cairns will personally pick you up in our airconditioned coaches. Your transfer to the launch site is approximately one hour.
Our flights take off around the township of Mareeba, on the Atherton Tablelands at dawn. With Australia’s largest fleet of hot air balloons and fun crew professionally trained in ballooning operations, you’ll be sure to enjoy your morning! Experience the wonder of floating over the open landscape of the Tablelands and breathe in the fresh Queensland air as your aircraft is expertly guided by your experienced Hot Air Ballooning Cairns pilot.
Once you touch down, join in the fun and games and learn how a hot air balloon is packed up. It’s not every day you get to pack up the aircraft you flew on!
Your tour finish time will vary based on the season. Approximate return times are between 9am and 930am, depending on what time official first light is. Hot Air Ballooning Cairns can drop you back to your Cairns accommodation or with prior notice, connect with continuing itineraries. Common package tours have us regularly connecting with Great Barrier Reef cruises departing from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail tours from Caravonica and Kuranda Stations, and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, also at Caravonica. We are also happy to arrrange drop offs to Cairns cafes or restaurants if you would like to have breakfast at your own arrangements (please mention this to your driver at pickup).
Digital photos of your flight are available to view & purchase on our Hot Air Balloon Photography website
- Free return transfers from most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts by air-conditioned coach.
- Stunning 30 minute Hot Air balloon flight
- Interpretive commentary from Hot Air Ballooning Cairns driver and support staff
- Hot Air Balloon chase across Atherton Tableland countryside
- Hot Air Balloon Flight Commemorative Certificate
- Complimentary Wifi on Hot Air Ballooning Cairns coaches
What you should bring on the morning
- Your voucher/ticket
- Enclosed footwear
- Cameras, video cameras, mobile phones, GoPro camera
- Casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
- Sun hat & sunglasses
- Bottle of drinking water