Cairns Hot Air Balloon and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

8 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride with transfers
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Glide over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforest
  • Spectacular views of the Barron Gorge
  • Hover over the mighty Barron River




05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at your accommodation by a Hot Air coach for your special Cairns tour package, there's a one hour transfer through the Kuranda rainforest. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.

06.30 am

Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. We fly at Mareeba in the Cairns Highlands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the fun of your morning. It's just like a balloon festival every day!

07.50 am

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

08.30 am

Drop off to Kuranda Village where you can have a coffee and/or breakfast at your own expense.  Enjoy shopping and exploring the Kuranda Markets as well as other attractions in Kuranda.

12:30 pm

Skyrail is booked for your ride of 1½ hrs through the rainforest canopy to the bottom of the mountain, there is time for two very worthwhile interpretation centre stops along the way

2.00 pm

Return transfer from Skyrail Caravonica to your Cairns accommodation.  

Please Note:

Northern Beaches: 2pm Skyrail down, 3.40pm transfer (Note: transfers not available for Holloways & Machans).  All times are approximate and will be confirmed on booking.

  • Free door to door air-conditioned coach transfers to most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts  (Transfer Details here)
  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Glide over 7.5kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforest
  • Hover just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge
  • Hover over the mighty Barron River
  • 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.
8 Reviews
Had the best day. Staff were friendly and helpful. I was afraid of heights but managed to overcome it with doing hot air ballooning with pilot Markham (who made us feel very safe) and the cable cart ride over the rainforest. The views were fantastic.
Kayleen McL, Hobart
We flew in the hot air balloon, it went a lot higher than I anticipated but it was great. The Kuranda skyrail was also very interesting and it was great to see a real life rainforest. Make sure you take the short, free ranger tour when you stop off along the way going back down to cairns. We got to meet Wally the python which was a highlight for my kids.
S Cavanaugh, Canberra
The view was magnificent and breathtaking. It's the first time our family took to be air on a hot air balloon! We can't wait to do it again. The Skyrail was nice with good views.
S Yau, China

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