First Flight Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride - Express Return Transfers

15 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Express/Early Return Air Conditioned Coach Transfers
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Meet Cairns Reef boats in time for 08:30 departure
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, spend 30 minutes 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.

Digital photos are available to view & purchase at

  • Free door to door airconditioned 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
  • 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 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.
15 Reviews
Thank you for a lovely morning, you all work well as a team. It is interesting to know the technical process of ballooning. Takeoff and landing was very smooth!!
Julie S
Thank you, you made our day just that extra special, your hospitality to everyone and humour is what makes this company successful. Watching the sunrise over the clouds was the best part.
Tammy S
All the guys were terrific- Friendly, good natured and made a point of chatting with everyone. Views over Mareeba as the sun burnt off the morning mist- Brilliant!
Steve M
Was a most expertly run organisation and a fantastic day for all who participated!
Ms T Bate
We loved when we passed out of the fog, saw the moon, then the sunrise. No changes necessary- Great trip.
David M

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