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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.

08.30 am

Drop off to Kuranda Village where you can have a coffee and/or breakfast at your own expense.  Enjoy shopping and exploring the Kuranda Markets as well as other attractions in Kuranda.

12:30 pm

Skyrail is booked for your ride of 1½ hrs through the rainforest canopy to the bottom of the mountain, there is time for two very worthwhile interpretation centre stops along the way

2.00 pm

Return transfer from Skyrail Caravonica to your Cairns accommodation.  

Please Note:

Northern Beaches: 2pm Skyrail down, 3.40pm transfer (Note: transfers not available for Holloways & Machans).  All times are approximate and will be confirmed on booking.

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

Frequently Asked Questions Here


  • Free door to door air-conditioned 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
  • Glide over 7.5kms over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforest
  • Hover just metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge
  • Hover over the mighty Barron River
  • Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Cairns accommodation

What To Bring

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

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.


Comments (5)

  1. First and formost, I wish to thank you for giving us the 'Time of our life'…

    First and formost, I wish to thank you for giving us the 'Time of our life' on board your hot air! It was simply Superb! Who ever sees the pictures are envious! The feeling when up in the sky was Exhilerating!

  2. “'Hot Air' balloon trip a definate for the "Bucket List"”
    What a…

    “'Hot Air' balloon trip a definate for the "Bucket List"”
    What a truely amazing experience, from the moment the driver picked us up!
    My husband and I had the hour long trip and it was worth every penny, as this included two landings and take-offs. It was fantastic to see all the scenery of Mareeba and the exceptionally beautiful Sunrise over the Tablelands .The pilot was very knowledgable of the area and pointed out areas of interest throughout. All the staff were very friendly and funny, which makes the early start more bearable!!! That said, the early start is a bonus as were were back in Cairns by 10am, which left us the rest of the day to do as we pleased!
    I have to mention also, we were in Oz for month and the only wild kangeroos we saw were whilst in the balloon....and hundreds of them at that, so if you want a memorable experience and to see kangeroos-a-plenty, this is the trip for you!!! (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “What a graceful and beautiful experience!”
    My daughters loved our…

    “What a graceful and beautiful experience!”
    My daughters loved our balloon flight, and their favorite part was taking off and then seeing the kangaroos and farm animals getting "smaller and smaller from the air". The balloon basket is huge, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere according to the very informative and funny pilot Shane, and was a very stable comfortable ride, with padding all along the sides and small "windows" in the weave that my littlest could peek through - she was very impressed. The crew are lovely and very experienced, and watching the massive balloons fill up and then take of is really spectacular. The landscape of Mareeba is beautiful as well, so all round it was a great start to the day and we all enjoyed our Hot Air flight, highly recommend it. (via Trip Advisor)

  4. What an amazing morning. I had a blast. It was worth getting up at 4 A.M.…

    What an amazing morning. I had a blast. It was worth getting up at 4 A.M. Everything ran smoothly. The views from the balloon of the mountains and the paddocks below were beautiful. (via Viator)

  5. First time on a Hot Air balloon flight with Pilot Johan! Was a bit afraid…

    First time on a Hot Air balloon flight with Pilot Johan! Was a bit afraid of heights but once the balloon got to mid air it wasnt scary at all. The view was stunning !! I would absolutely go on it again~~ (via Facebook)

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