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03.50am to 04.30am
(Time varies seasonally and with your location)

Air conditioned coach transfers from The Spit to Broadbeach or join us at one of our convenient Meeting Points. Our team of pilots are Australia's most experienced with the record for most reliable balloon ride take-offs in the southern hemisphere. Our team recommend driving west, to the Gold Coast Hinterland, where balloon take-offs are at their optimum. Your confirmed Pickup/Meeting time will be issued as soon as you Reserve your booking.

05.45 - 06.15 am

Always a surprise, always an impressive sight. Arrive at the launch site, to see the amazing hot air balloon inflation display. Did you know, our Hot Air balloons stand taller than a ten storey building?

Hop on-board to experience the fun & unique sensation of your first hot air balloon ride, floating gently above the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland, in Queensland, Australia.

So much to see, but often it's the sensation of floating silently over this picturesque landscape at sunrise for your 30 minute hot air balloon flight, that really makes this such a special time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces and be amazed at the colourful spectacle of our other balloons in the morning sky.

07.00 - 07.30 am

Our team of pilots, expert, knowledgeable and great guys are guiding your balloon & have some amazing facts to share with you about your hot air balloon ride this morning. Experience the joys of this historic form of flight. Your balloon crew driver, is ready and waiting to answer all your questions and have a bit of fun. We're pleased to say, our team are fun and highly trained crew, well practiced in maximising the enjoyment to be had, on your first hot air balloon ride. After landing, of course there is some hot air balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

08.00 - 09.15 am

Come down to earth and it's a short drive to O'Reilly's Grand Homestead & Boutique Vineyard.  

** Please note that breakfast is not included in this tour.  Add breakfast for an additional $20 per person.  **

Our breakfast is a real highlight!  We have exclusive access to O'Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyard - take a sneak peak at our virtual tour. 

Prebook breakfast (additional $20 per person)  to receive:  Relax in the historic surroundings with a glass of champagne to toast your morning.  A full freshly cooked breakfast, pastries, fresh juices, eggs & bacon, cereals & fruit is all yours as you relax in the serenity of the vineyard on the verandah of this picturesque grand Queenslander.

You can enjoy extra free time at O'Reilly's Vineyard if you choose not to Add breakfast

09.45 - 10.30 am

Air conditioned coach transfers to your accommodation or Shopping Centre.

1.00pm (Approx)

Our Coach operator Southern Cross 4 Wheel Drive will pick you up from your accommodation in a luxury 4WD Vehicle by your personalized guide - with a maximum of 6 passengers for 5 star service.


Enjoy an morning or afternoon of pure luxury with many highlights including: Wine tasting at wine cellar, Mt Warning, Gallery walk & shopping at Tamborine Mountain, guided walks, visit Natural Arch, see 5 waterfalls, meals in all weather restaurants.


Return to your accommodation in style.  Or you can choose to be dropped to a restaurant of your choice.


Don't forget your camera - there are plenty of photo opportunities. 


There is also an AM tour available.  The pick up is from your accommodation, return 1pm (seperate day from ballooning).  Please advise us if you would like to book this instead.





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Hot Air Ballooning:

  • Air conditioned coach transfers to Balloon Launch
  • Free Hotel Pickups/Meeting Point Maps
  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Access to O'Reilly's Grand Homestead & Vineyard (Breakfast optional extra $20 per person)
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Return Air Conditioned Coach Transfer: Hotel /Meeting Place/Shopping Centre/Theme Park  (Maps and details here)


4Wd Safari with Southern Cross Day Tours:

  • Return transfers from your accommodation in 5 Star luxury
  • Personalized Guide 
  • Maximum 6 passengers
  • Full Commentary
  • Guided Walks
  • Visit 5 Waterfalls
  • See Largest Volcanic Caldera in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Natural Arch
  • Wine tasting at wine cellar
  • Gallery walk & shopping at Tamborine Mountain
  • Meals in all weather restaurants 
  • All National Park Fees included
  • Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Gold Coast accommodation

What To Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Spending money for shopping at Tamborine Mountain

Price And Other Details

Tour Conditions:

  • Prices are valid for travel until 31st March 2017. Conditions of Travel.
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries - please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • Prices are per person.
  • All times are an INDICATION only. Please note that times do change summer/winter/spring, exact start times given on receipt of your full booking details
  • 100% charge applies if passengers fail to fly on the morning booked. 24 hours notice is required for changes. Re-booking is subject to availability and possible at a fee, please ask us.


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