Ballooning Cairns Extended Flight

17 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Extended Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Return Air Conditioned Coach Transfers
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Pack up games
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Complimentary drop off to Skyrail, Reef Fleet terminal or other connecting tour
05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at Accommodation by a Hot Air Cairns 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 as you float for an hour, in your Hot Air Balloon and breathe in the wide-open spaces!  We have Australia's largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your morning.  This balloon ride is an extended 60 minute package (taken as two separate balloon flights of 30 minutes one directly after the other travelling further not back across the same countryside so see more of Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands)


Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

09.00 -09.30am

The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).  We can drop you back to your Cairns accommodation or, with prior notice, we can drop you off to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Skyrail, Tjapukai or perhaps a Cairns cafe or restaurant if you would like to have breakfast at your own arrangements.

Digital photos are available to view & purchase at

  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts  (Transfer Details here)
  • Spectacular 60 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water

Tour Conditions:

  • 20thJan ~12th February 2020, peak period surcharge applies for $30.00 per person.
  • 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.
17 Reviews
It was an awesome unforgettable experience!! A big thank you to all the exceptionally professional and enthusiastic staff who ensured this safe and sensational ride : )
Z Wang, Australia Via Facebook
As I've never been able to ride in a balloon in Japan, I didn't know what to expect. I thought it would be scary! But as I saw the balloon come to life and slowly rise up from the ground, I felt something I hadn't experienced before. The feeling of slowly floating off the ground and moving through the sky was like sucking in a breath of untasted air. Because it was winter, there was a little fog on the ground which made for fantastic scenery. The weather was great, and we were lucky enough to see the sunrise! Even after we landed, I had fun cleaning and packing the balloon. It was a lot of fun, and I will recommend to my family and friends. When I go to Cairns next, I want to do it again.
Yuki S, Nagoya
In July, I went with my partner. In the magic hour around the beautiful morning's sunrise, you can fully enjoy your flight and the fun of watching the other balloons wander through the sky. You also get to help pack the balloon. I definitely recommend it! Though it is a little hard getting up at 3 o'clock for a 4 o'clock pickup, you can take a nap in the bus as it travels to the takeoff location.
Tim & Susi, Hong Kong
The feeling of this lazy space is something I could do enjoy every day. Drifting gently with the breeze and talking with the balloon pilot made it such a peaceful time. I was happily surprised that we could see the kangaroos below us.
Qiqi, Shanghai
It was a safe and stable flight. There was some cloud cover, but as it hadn't rained I had decided to go hope for the best. We had to wait a little in the morning for the winds to calm, so the driver moved the bus so we could see local wallabies and animals while we waited. The weather wasn't spectacular, but the pilot's commentary and talk made sure the flight wasn't boring. It was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend sharing it with someone.
Rhonda S, Miami

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