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Your Itinerary

05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at your accommodation by a Hot Air coach for your special Cairns tours 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 dawn. 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, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.



9.30 am

Check in at Tjapukai after drop off. You will be given directions and timings for your package tour along with your Skyrail tickets. Enjoy Tjapukai History, Dance + Creation Theatre + Cultural Village. 

12.30 pm

Prepare to board Skyrail for the journey through world heritage rainforest stop off at any of the stations en-route for a more informative look.

01.45 pm

Arrive Kuranda; on leisure, shop and relax. Take in lunch at a sidewalk restaurant (own cost). Market days are every day but strongest on Sun,Wed,Thurs,Friday.

03.15 pm

Check in at the Kuranda Rail ticket office, for your journey down the scenic Barron Gorge to Freshwater Connection.

04.50 pm

Train arrives at Freshwater Station, transfer to your accommodation via Down Under Tours.

Train closed for maintenance: 2017 - November 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st, December 4th and 5th.

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, 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
  • Entry to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, it’s theatres & museums
  • Skyrail Cableway gondola ride and eco-system Guided Tour
  • Entry to Rainforest Interpretation Centre
  • Stopover at Kuranda, The Village in the Rainforest
  • Amazing ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Return luxury coach transfers with Down Under Tours
  • 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.


Comments (5)

  1. Hi. Just wanted to thank you for such wonderful Hot Air Ballooning. My…

    Hi. Just wanted to thank you for such wonderful Hot Air Ballooning. My partner and I had an unforgettable time and our pilot Johan and his team made the experience so enjoyable. I have already informed all my friends of this absolutely unique experience.

  2. “Brilliant Morning - Unforgettable Experience!”
    This was by far…

    “Brilliant Morning - Unforgettable Experience!”
    This was by far my fave activity of our entire 6 day Cairns experience. The veiw was specacular and very amazing. The crew were a wonderful group of guys. They were very entertaining. I even enjoyed helping them pack up the balloon. It was a great morning and worth every penny. I would do it again in a heartbeat next time I'm there. (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “Unforgettable experience”
    An unforgettable experience for the hot…

    “Unforgettable experience”
    An unforgettable experience for the hot balloon trip! The scenery was excellent. The crews were friendly and humourous, and giving us a very professional commentary. Though need to get up very early in the morning, overall i think it was a 'must do' item in Australia/Cairns. (via Trip Advisor)

  4. The sunrise was wonderful and we got back to the hotel before 10AM which…

    The sunrise was wonderful and we got back to the hotel before 10AM which left plenty of time to have a full day of activity. Loved it! (via Viator)

  5. It was landing! We like the Koala balloon which we took very much!

    It was landing! We like the Koala balloon which we took very much!
    It was a wonderful experience of our honeymoon trip!
    Thanks for bringing us to the up up sky~ (via Facebook)

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