Ballooning Port Douglas Self Drive

10 Reviews
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Commemorative Certificate


05.00am (approx)

Drive from Port Douglas to meet our Pilots and Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Your confirmed Pickup/Meeting time will be issued as soon as you Reserve your booking.


Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, spend 30 minutes floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day!


Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

08.00am approx

Drop off to the Mareeba Heritage Centre, the tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).

Digital photos are available to view & purchase at

  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Meet at the Mareeba Heritage Centre - Map and details here
  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water


Tour Conditions:

  • 20thJan ~12th February 2020, peak period surcharge applies for $30.00 per person.
  • Prices are valid for travel until 31st March 2020. Conditions of Travel.
  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries - please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • 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.
10 Reviews
Hot air ballooning on a perfect morning with the sun rising and the full moon setting. Wed, Jan 11, 2012. Our pilot, Jay, was just amazing! It was a truly magical experience.
Tricia Muscat, Gosford, Aust
It was an awesome experience when the ballon was up in the air felt like a bird exploring the beautiful earth
C Khamar, India
We both really enjoyed after the flight when we helped pack up, and touched parts of the balloon that we never would be able to usually and the balloon pilots were hilarious. Yes there was a little dirt and dew, so wear things you're not afraid to get dirty in. It was such a good experience! I want to do it again, next time with my bestie!
J Porteus, UK
it was my first time in Australia, and my first time in a Hot Air Balloon. I was excited, and able to participate easily thanks to the Japanese ballooning guide. As we were on the second flight we didn't see the sunrise, but to see the grand Australian scene was impressive.
Chie K, Osaka
Last Friday was great weather, driving from Port Douglas it was easy to find the meeting spot and we were able to truly enjoy the inspiring scenery seen from the balloon. The basket was stable, and I was able to concentrate only on the vista of the Atherton Tablelands spreading in every direction. The view from the sky has a different charm to being on the ground, pretty special.
Jack F, Brisbane

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