Hot Air Balloon Cairns with Kuranda Scenic Railway Train Adventure

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11 Reviews
Ride Highlights

**Kuranda Train is not operating until 4th March 2024**


  • 🚌 Pick up from Cairns/Northern Beaches accommodation
  • 🥤 Complimentary cold beverage
  • 🎈 Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • 🍾 Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • 🥐 Light snack on landing
  • 📸 Digital photo package
  • 🕑 Free time to explore Kuranda Village and the Kuranda Markets
  • 🚂 Kuranda Scenic Rail Train Ride
Pre dawn pick up

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 as the day begins. 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.

08.40 am

Your Hot Air Balloon tour driver will drop you off to the Kuranda Information Centre in Kuranda Village.  Kuranda is known as the villiage in the rainforest and you will have free time to explore, go shopping, sightseeing and check ou the famous Kuranda Markets.

3.15 pm

Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Kuranda Station. Train departs at 2.00pm. (3.30pm Train available by request) The Train will stop at Barron Falls for some time to enjoy the view, before taking you to Cairns Central Station.

5.25 pm

Arrive at Cairns Central Train Station/Shopping Centre.  You will need to find your own way back to your accommodation.

Also on request is the upgrade to 3.30pm Gold Class for the train ride. For additional $49 you can sit in 1st class and experience silver dining and refreshments. All upgrades must be pre arranged prior to departure with Hot Air

  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Cairns accommodation, including Holiday Houses, Apartments, Resorts and Hotels (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
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail Train Ride
  • Free time to explore Kuranda Village and the Kuranda Markets


  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Spending money

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.
11 Reviews
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Being locals in Cairns we have always had it on our list to do hot air ballooning in Mareeba. We also thought it would be a nice idea to relive our childhood and do the Kuranda train like we used to do on school excursions. The balloon flight was everything I had hoped and the scenery was great. The train ride was just as I remember it and I really enjoyed the commentary as we can down the Macalister Range.
Bianca J, Cairns, QLD
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The hot air balloon flight and the train ride from Kuranda both had spectacular views. We loved the opportunity on the train to stop for 10 minutes for photos at the Barron Falls. Both are a definite must when visiting Cairns.
Climovitch Family,
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The staff members were all so lovely and seemed to genuinely love their jobs. The balloon flight was fantastic. We then spent some of the day wandering around the Kuranda markets gathering souvenirs for our friends back home before catching the scenic railway back to cairns.
T Delgado, USA
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I highly recommend doing hot air ballooning when in Cairns. I also did the train ride which was ok, nice views but a bit boring by the end.
Ebony T, Newcastle
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My life best experience. I love carins.
T Patel, Surat, India

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