Reef and Hot Air Balloon - Hot Air Ballooning Cairns

Reef and Hot Air Balloon

Reef and Hot Air Balloon
Semi Submersible Great Barrier ReefSnorkeling Great Barrier ReefUnderwater Viewing Great Barrier Reef


  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkelling
  • Semi-Submersible coral viewing
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch
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Product Description

Hot Air Ballooning Cairns and Green Island 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.

Your Itinerary

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 45 minute journey to Green Island.


Arrive at the tropical Green Island and enjoy the options available to you. Stroll along the walkways on the island, explore the corals, fish and turtles of the Great Barrier Reef and relax on the beach. There’s snorkelling equipment for hire, and a glass bottom boat for viewing the reef in style. Lunch at your own arrangements. Watersports are available if you want to try like kayaking or parasailing


Great Adventures Catamaran departure is promptly at 4.30pm from Green Island so make sure you’re at the jetty in plenty of time. Bring a sun hat for the wait as there is limited shade on the jetty itelf!


Return back to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. You will need to make your own way back to your accommodation or coach transfer back to your Cairns accommodation for $14 per adult, $9 per child.



  • Cairns accommodation transfers (Transfer Details here)
  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Green Island Ferry Reef Cruise High speed Catamaran transfers to Green Island
  • Choice of Snorkelling Equipment or Glass bottom boat
  • Wander & explore Green Island
  • Relax on the beach
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef

What To Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money

Note: $6.50 per person to pay EMC Levy to reef operator

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