Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride - Return Transfers

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39 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Return Air Conditioned Coach Transfers
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Glass of Bubbly or Juice on landing
  • Pack up games
  • Commemorative Certificate
05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation & hotels by a Hot Air 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!


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


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 Classic Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • 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:

  • 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.
39 Reviews
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My wife, Becky and me were both somewhat apprehensive at first, but after the first lift of the balloon into the air and the wonderful sights below, our apprehension was soon replaced with delight and joy. What a beautiful sunrise we witnessed and the balloon ride was both glorious and fantastic. The staff was tremendously pleasant and extremely helpful for us first-timers. We would do this again and again. Thanks for a wonderful memory.
Wayne M
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We have went on the hot air balloon in Cairns on our anniversary. Even though we have to wake up early (the bus picked us up @ 4:15 am), but both me and my husband think that it's worth it, as we have experienced one of our most wonderful moment in our lives! Thanks to all the staff and pilot for giving us such an enjoyable experience. We will definitely recommend hot air balloon to all our relatives and friend that will visit Australia in the future!
Tong M
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Highly recommend this for everyone! It was an experience of a lifetime. Enjoyed it thoroughly and will try it again next time I tour Australia for sure. Don't forget to add this to your bucket list!
Chitra C
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Great experience for first time ballooners like us. Unbelievable how many kangaroos were running about below us at times. Very informative guide and pilot (in training). Both thirty minute rides were adventurous and exciting. Highly recommended to our friends and family.
Randall S
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Experienced my first hot air balloon with my family, it was great and spectacular. We were the second batch for ballooning on that morning. So we first had hot air balloon chasing/tracking from the ground, then hot air ballooning, and finally packing up the balloon. The view was stunning from up high, your definitely want to spend time to look at the clouds the sky the greens the animals and everything else. The balloon packing was also a fun experience. Thumbs up!
Vivian Y

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