Ballooning Port Douglas and Half Day Barron River Whitewater Rafting

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Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride & Return Transfers
  • White Water Rafting through Barron Gorge National Park
  • Whitewater grade 3
  • Safety Equipment - life  jacket, helmet
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • Additional $30 per person Levy to Pay On Board to Rafting Operator not included in Book Now Price.
05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at hotel by a Hot Air Port Douglas coach for your special package tour, one hour transfer, pickup times confirmed on booking.  Minimum age for child is 12 years.

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, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

10.00 am

Please note that Hot Air will drop you into Cairns city for approx 4 hrs shopping/exploring Cairns city until 2pm pickup by Rafting coach. ( Pickup from the Reef Fleet Terminal, The Marina, Cairns).

1.45 pmApprox

Your experienced whitewater rafting River Guide will pick you up from the Reef Fleet Terminal, The Marina, Cairns and transfer you to the top of the Barron River (Grade 3) just 20 minutes away.

2.30 pm

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, its a grade 3 river, great as an introductory experience and for those looking for a shorter rafting trip than the full day Tully

5.00 pm

Finish off whitewater rafting trip with return transfers on Rafting coach to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Port Douglas 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
  • Free time to enjoy in Cairns City
  • Up to 2 hours of rafting through  Barron Gorge National Park
  • Safety Equipment - life  jacket, helmet
  • Afternoon refreshments


  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money
  • $30 per person to pay Water Levy to rafting operator

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.

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