Cairns Hot Air Flight - Barron River Whitewater Rafting

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Ride Highlights

Rafting is not operating until June 2024


  • 🎈🚌 Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride & Return Transfers from selected locations
  • 🥤 Complimentary cold beverage
  • 🍾 Glass of sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • 🥐 Light snack on landing
  • 🚣‍♂️ White Water Rafting through Barron Gorge National Park - Grade 3
  • 🧑‍🚒🛡️🚌 Safety Equipment - life jacket, helmet, transfers
  • 🍹 Afternoon refreshments
  • 💵 Additional $30 per person Levy to Pay On Board to Rafting Operator not included in Book Now Price.
Pre dawn pick up

Pick-up at your accommodation by a Hot Air Balloon Cairns coach for your special Cairns tour package, there's a one hour transfer through the Kuranda rainforest. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.  Minimum age for child is 12 years.


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 dawn. 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!


Return and Landing, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.


 Return back to Hotel by Hot Air Coach.

Free time to perhaps relax or do some shopping.

2.00pm Approx

Your experienced whitewater rafting River Guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer you to the top of the Barron River (Grade 3) just 20 minutes away.


Arrive at Barron Gorge Power Station. Split up into crews for briefing. You'll spend a bit over one and a half hours on the river, it's a grade 3 river, great as an introductory experience and for those looking for a shorter rafting trip than the full day Tully


Finish off whitewater rafting trip with return transfers on Rafting coach to your accommodation, or other places around town. Just let the driver know where you would like to go.


**Please note rafting is available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays**

  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Cairns accommodation, hotels & resorts  (Transfer Details here)
  • Spectacular Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Glass of bubbly or Juice on landing
  • Digital photo package
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Up to 2 hours of rafting through  Barron Gorge National Park
  • Safety Equipment - life  jacket, helmet
  • Afternoon refreshments


  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money
  • $30 per person Water Levy payable on board

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.
6 Reviews
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Had a ball! :-) super professional and an exciting adventure and a highlight on a safe trip as well. All facets of the trip was clearly explained.. Highly recommended, good value for money.
Jane L
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A beautiful place with really personable and kind guides. All the instructors were legends, very professional. So worth the $$ to see the beautiful river in its lush surroundings. Keen as to do it again.
Bruce W
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One of the best things I have ever done. Views were incredible and thought it would be bumpy but was a smooth ride!
Claire M
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Staff was very friendly & polite. Alex was with us in the balloon & he had the right answers to all our questions. We enjoyed the ride thoroughly. Saw a lot of kangaroos in the fields below.
You cannot miss this opportunity when you get to Australia.
Chandrashekhar P
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We had a fantastic journey on Wednesday. We were glad to get the tour we wanted because we booked last minute. A great way to start the day, except I could never get used to waking up that early on the weekend. All topped off with a thrilling river rafting tour down the Barron. Queensland has so much to offer.
Riley L, Perth WA

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