Classic ballooning self drive to Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands

Weekends $450
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8 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • 🎈 Spectacular Classic Hot Air Balloon ride
  • 📍 Meet us in Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands
  • 🥤 Complimentary cold beverage
  • 📜 Commemorative Certificate
  • 🎙️ Expert interpretive commentary
  • 🍾 Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • 🔒 COVID-Safe Management Plan in place
  • 📸 Free Digital Photo package worth $80
  • 🥐 Light snack on landing
Pre dawn pick up

Meet our Pilots & Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Meeting times are confirmed on booking.

Port Douglas 1Hr 15Mins drive - Directions here

Cairns 1 Hour drive - Directions Here

Atherton 30min drive - Directions Here


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.

Snacks after your hot air balloon flight

Digital photos are available for free after your morning with us and will be automatically emailed to you.


Drop off to the Mareeba Heritage Centre. The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).

  • Pick up from Mareeba Heritage Centre - Map and details here
  • Complimentary digital photo package worth $80 auto emailed to you on the same day after your flight
  • Air conditioned coach transfers to balloon launch and landing sites
  • Free Hotel Pickups/Meeting Point Maps
  • Spectacular Classic Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • 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.
8 Reviews
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Today we went hot air ballooning. It was awesome. Hard to put into words really. I was the loud customer. Neil, Pepe and all the team were such happy obliging professional team members that I will always remember the flight with awe and a feeling of gratitude. This was my 70th birthday gift.
Janet D
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Just finished the most amazing experience! From being picked up early at our hotel with bus driver Tony to getting the hot air balloon ride with Neil and the back down to Cairns again. The views and early start are so worth it.
F Hanson, Australia
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Have to say a big thanks to the guys at Hot Air who were absolutely amazing with our ballooning experience in Cairns. Tony, Hitoshi, Ryan and Bob are awesome and gave as an experience we will never forget. A must do if visiting the Cairns region.
We had the best time and would do it again. Specially with Bob's fun sideways landing😂
Champagne provided by the guys was just the perfect touch at the end.
Paula via google
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Booked the flight for my wife's 70th Birthday. We were thrilled with the morning. Competent ground crew, smooth flight, exceptional informative dialogue and every process professional. Felt we were in good hands with Neil and Pepe along for the ride.
John F
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Awesome experience. Great pilot. Took us right down to the tree tops to spot wildlife. We have done two previous rides in NSW which were quite high. This was a new exciting experience for us. Great value for money

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