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Your Itinerary

05.00am (approx) Drive from Port Douglas to meet our Pilots and Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Your confirmed Pickup/Meeting time will be issued as soon as you Reserve your booking.
6.30am Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, spend 30 minutes floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day!
07.50am Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.
08.00am approx

Drop off to the Mareeba Heritage Centre, the tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).

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Frequently Asked Questions Here


  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Meet at the Mareeba Heritage Centre - Map and details here
  • Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Port Douglas accommodation

What To Bring

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


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.


Comments (5)

  1. “very special port douglas morning”
    never thought we would get…

    “very special port douglas morning”
    never thought we would get up extra early on our holiday but this was the exception and so glad we did. bob our driver was so lovely and our pilot ben must have the best job going, he was so happy to fly us, it just made for such a wonderful morning. i wasnt expecting to see kangaroos and there were so many of them but i think the sunrise was the best part of the day. afterwards instead of going back to our apartment we went to the temple resort and had a massive breakfast and shouted ourselves a bottle of champagne, very spoilt but it was just great. definitely the only morning we did get up early though. (via Trip Advisor)

  2. “Uplifting adventure, mates: a 3-D airship ride of memorable proportions.”

    “Uplifting adventure, mates: a 3-D airship ride of memorable proportions.”
    Ascended at 0600 on December 1st, 2010 - our pilot, Jay, was professional and well-trained. He knew about adiabatic winds, turbulence, and atmospheric stratification! The large Koala balloon rose quickly (400 ft/min) up to 5,200 ft where the view was ultra-scenic: from the mountains towards the sea. Because we went higher than the other hot air ships this morning, we got to view them from above - way cool! Our ship's reflection in water below was definitely a Kodak moment. Quiet advection with the wind currents is a totally peaceful way to see the landscape, but the 30 min ride was much too short. Our descent was calm. (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “MUST DO”
    really an incredible experience, a very different…

    “MUST DO”
    really an incredible experience, a very different flying experience from flying in a plane. flying was very smooth, flied as the wind went. We flied even as high as 4000ft. COOL
    (Via Trip Advisor)

  4. The trip was well-organized, and the sights of the Australian countryside…

    The trip was well-organized, and the sights of the Australian countryside were breathtaking! (via Viator)

  5. We took the "baloon flight" on 2 Oct from Sun-rise and it turned out to…

    We took the "baloon flight" on 2 Oct from Sun-rise and it turned out to be a tour of paradise! What panaoramic views! From a height, it gave excellent perspective. Nearer the ground, we could see several kangaroos playing around. We could never imagine that the baloon was so large! And, the flight was very smooth comfortable. Must mention that the 'pilot' gave excellent commentary while keeping us in good humour. Worth a repeat! - Shashank and Vaishali Inamdar, Pune, India (via Facebook)

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