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05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at your accommodation by a Hot Air Balloon Cairns coach for your special Cairns tour package, there's a one hour transfer through the Kuranda rainforest. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.  Minimum age for child is 12 years.


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!


Return and Landing, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.


 Return back to Hotel by Hot Air Coach.


Free time to perhaps relax or do some shopping.

2.00pm Approx

Your experienced whitewater rafting River Guide will pick you up from hotel and transfer you to the top of the Barron River (Grade 3) just 20 minutes away.


Arrive at Barron Gorge Power Station. Split up into crews for briefing. You'll spend a bit over one and a half hours on the river, it's a grade 3 river, great as an introductory experience and for those looking for a shorter rafting trip than the full day Tully


Finish off whitewater rafting trip with return transfers on Rafting coach to your accommodation, or other places around town. Just let the driver know where you would like to go.

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  • 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
  • Up to 2 hours of rafting through  Barron Gorge National Park
  • Safety Equipment - life  jacket, helmet
  • Afternoon refreshments


  • 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
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money
  • $30 per person Water Levy payable on board

Price And Other Details

Tour Conditions:

**** Please note: There is an additional $30 per person Water Levy to Pay On Board to Rafting Operator. ****

**** Minimum age for a child to raft is 12 years ****

  • 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. Attn Kerry and your fab crew Just a quick message to say how very brilliant…

    Attn Kerry and your fab crew Just a quick message to say how very brilliant our day out with your hot air ballooning team was. Seriously Wow!!! So beautiful serene and exciting all at the same time! We loved every minute of our dawn with Fish the pilot & Graeme(?) the driver, What a merry band. This was easily one of the best days of my life and my husband’s birthday fun was complete. Thank you so very much for this great experience which we will never forget. Loved it love your crew and as I said to Fish/Marc I will be (and am already) gas bagging about the gas bags!

  2. “A wonderful way to see Cairns!”
    This hot air balloon ride was a…

    “A wonderful way to see Cairns!”
    This hot air balloon ride was a fantastic way to experience Cairns and was well worth the early start (4:15am pick up!). Jay was a great pilot - he was knowledgable and made us feel safe the whole time. The experience was excellent from our arrival at our take-off destination. We were in the second group to take off and it was fantastic to see the balloons inflated and watch them take-off. I can't believe how big they are! Once in the air, the experience was relaxing and wasn't at all scary and time went quickly. At the end of our ride we got to help back up the balloon - this may not sound fun but it was so interesting and I'm glad I got to be part of it. All staff on our trip were helpful and had great senses of humour. I thoroughly recommend this experience - don't forget to bring your camera with you! (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “One of the events that you must do in your life”
    Although travelling…

    “One of the events that you must do in your life”
    Although travelling on a ballon needs early wake-up, it is a valuable experience for me. The crews describe in details, so I can understand what I am seeing at that period. This is my first time to see the sunrise. It is very beautiful. I am looking forward to the sky changing from dark to bright. I can also see the animals running on the farm, especially kangaroos. It is very interesting to see them jumping away when the ballon is preparing to make a landing. (via Trip Advisor)

  4. First time ballooning, we will do again. Perfect organisation, beautiful…

    First time ballooning, we will do again. Perfect organisation, beautiful experience. (via Viator)

  5. What a great way to start the day and see Australia!! (via Facebook)

    What a great way to start the day and see Australia!! (via Facebook)

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