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
We had such an awesome morning, highly recommend.
L Bell, Tasmania
Thank you so much loved every minute of it
Karla F, Victoria, Australia
Amazing crew and beautiful sights
L Sanchez, Florida
Great experience from pickup to dropoff. I was lucky to fly with Hot Air Cairns many years ago and the experience was so memorable, I jumped on the opportunity to host and share the experience with colleagues last week. Shane our driver and Shane our pilot were friendly and professional, with a healthy dose of Aussie senseability and humour! This is a must do if you are in or around Cairns. The tablelands around Mareeba are said to be some of the best ballooning locations in Australia with predictable weather and winds so fewer cancellations and dissapoinments due to mother nature. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Gorgeous views watching the sunrise over the plains surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Just do it, you won't regret or forget the experience.
Ron C,
I booked the balloon flight that flew over half an hour, I had wanted a 1 hour flight, but had more than enough fun in the 30 minutes! It was a bit chilly, so I recommend long sleeves and pants, sunglasses, and shoes to go walking in. We saw kangaroos from the sky! The staff were friendly and fun, and the Japanese staff were very helpful.
Tim D, Sydney

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