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05.00am (approx)

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 at sunrise. 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.

09.00 am

Your Hot Air Balloon tour driver will drop you off to Skyrail Caravonica Station and your travel with them is booked for this time. It will take 1.5 hours to travel to the top of the range, allowing for the two very worthwhile rainforest interpretation stops are along the way.

11.30 am

Arrive in the village in the rainforest, Kuranda,  for free time to go shopping and sightseeing. Check out the Kuranda Markets

2.00 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. In total will take about 1.5 hours.

3.30 pm

Arrive at historic Freshwater Station for your shuttle bus return to your accommodation. Please ask one of the friendly bus drivers at the station. (later departure if travelling on the later train).                                                                                                  

Train closed for maintenance:2018 - May 10th 11th, 24th, 25th, 31st, June 1st, 14th, 15th, October 15th, 16th, November 8th, 9th, December 6th, 7th

Skyrail closed for maintenance: 2018 -  April 16th, 23rd, May 14th, 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th


Frequently Asked Questions Here


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

What To Bring

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

Price And Other Details

Tour Conditions:

  • Prices are valid for travel until 31st March 2018. Conditions of Travel.
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries - please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • Prices are 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.


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