Ballooning Cairns and Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef

6 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkelling
  • Semi-Submersible coral viewing
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
05.00am (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 & 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 & scuba-doo.


Enjoy a delicious hot & cold buffet lunch including tea & 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 & Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkelling
  • Semi-Submersible coral viewing
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • 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
  • $6.50 per person to pay EMC Levy to reef operator


Tour Conditions:

  • Prices are valid for travel until 31st March 2020. Conditions of Travel.
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries - please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • Prices are $AUD 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.
6 Reviews
I holidayed in Cairns for 2 weeks, and took this tour the day before I went home. I was a little worried as it was raining in Cairns, but the area around Mareeba was bright and sunny. There were 7 balloons lined up as we arrived, and it was magnificent to see them raised with fire and fans. We took off, and soon afterwards I saw a Kangaroo in the wild. It was a half hour flight, but the time passed in the blink of an eye and we made the great barrier reef cruise at the marina, with plenty of time after the balloon ride.
Dylan, Ithica NY

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