Ballooning with Self Drive to Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands

22 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Meet us in Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands
05.00am (approx)

Meet our Pilots & Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Meeting times are confirmed on booking.


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!


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


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

Digital photos are available to view & purchase at

  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Pick up from Mareeba Heritage Centre - Map and details here
  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water

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.
22 Reviews
​Had the best time on the ​hot air balloon flight today. Our lovely driver Hitoshi and our pilot Bob really knew their stuff and you could tell all of the staff were wanting to make the morning the best it could be. Really recommend this for anyone visiting Mareeba and the tablelands.
Ellie Hunter, Canberra
Words cannot describe our morning on the balloon ride. From start to finish we were so impressed by the level of service and thoroughly enjoyed the full hot air ballooning experience over the Mareeba area. Despite the early start this is an absolute must, you won't regret it.
Josh C, Townsville
Was a pretty amazing experience would recommend to anyone looking for a small thrill & would definitely do it again! It was great that we could do the self drive option because it meant that we got to spend the rest of the day visiting the sites of the tablelands.
Timothy Xiao, Singapore
Absolutely a memorable and amazing experience! Blessed with perfect weather to enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular views above the Atherton Tablelands. We were camping in Mareeba so not far to drive.Thanks to the fantastic crew for making our trip such an unforgettable one!
M & J DePledge, Perth
We had never been in a hot air balloon before, but the first experience was thrilling. We got up early, and about an hour away from the city we inflated the balloon. As the morning sun came into view, the balloon grew, and we watched the first balloons take off. We could see 6 balloons as we watched from the ground, and we got to chase them and watch the beautiful sunrise.
The balloon is very stable and comfortable. As we took off steadily, we got to experience a magnificent view for the first time! I was very impressed. If you are looking for something to do in cairns, I highly recommend taking a Hot Air Balloon!
Tetsu, Osaka

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