Cairns Classic Hot Air Balloon ride with return transfers

Weekends $495
Tour Code -
19 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • 🎈Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • 🥐Light snack on landing
  • 💧Complimentary cold beverage
  • 🎙️Expert commentary
  • 🍾Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • 🚌Return Air Conditioned Transfers from selected locations 
  • 📜Commemorative Certificate

Save more with our Self-drive option!

Pre-dawn pick up

Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation & hotels by a Hot Air Balloon Cairns coach for your Hot Air Balloon ride.  There is a one hour transfer.  Pickup 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, 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!


Our hot air balloon flights are more than an aerial adventure. Upon landing, you're invited to a post-flight celebration featuring an array of locally-sourced refreshments. Delight in a selection of fresh fruits, energising muesli bars, scrumptious muffins, and a delectable variety of savoury pastries and quiche. Pair these with our carefully selected sparkling wine or a refreshing orange juice, as you share your experiences and create connections with fellow adventurers, our pilot, and support crew. Please note, our offerings may vary to continuously provide you with the best of local produce.

Snack after your hot air balloon flight

09.30- 10.00am

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.

  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts  (Transfer Details here)
  • Spectacular Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Digital photo package
  • Glass of bubbly or juice on landing
  • 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 2024. Conditions of Travel.
  • Prices may vary by day, season, and/or availability. Price is displayed at checkout. 
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility queries please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • Pregnant persons beyond 3 months (13 weeks) of pregnancy are not permitted to fly.
  • 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.
  • Classic flight provides a full flight experience to suit the prevailing flying conditions
  • Where photos are included in your package, these are subject to availability. Conditions of Travel, 21.4.
  • For self-drive (drive to meet us) please check and plan your drive according to QLD Dept. of Transport and Main Roads Current Conditions.
19 Reviews
Average: 5 (9 votes)
Just like what they have guaranteed in their motto, I had the best balloon ride at the best price and in the best balloon.
Ivan W
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This was an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience! Hot Air Balloon Cairns does a wonderful scenic flight over the valley and river, and the timing is just perfect to catch a beautiful sunrise come up from behind the mountain range. Another checkmark on the bucket list!
D MCKinnon
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Had an amazing morning with Hot Air Balloon Cairns. From pick up to drop off everything was exceptional. The experience was pure magical and a stunning way to start the day. Thank you to Hot Air Balloon Cairns, will certainly recommend you
F Browne, Australia
Average: 5 (104 votes)
Our final day in Cairns ended on a high watching the sunrise from our balloon. Very happy the crerw could accomodate us with short notice.
Jessica, TAS
Average: 5 (8 votes)
The most amazing experience over sunrise and great staff and overall experience. The staff were very friendly and good banter. Highly recommended to anyone looking to do something magical worth every minute and very well priced.
Aoife, NT

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