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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.


Experience the fun & unique sensation of hot air ballooning in the Cairns Highlands (previously called the Atherton Tablelands). Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, enjoy 30 minutes flying time. 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.


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


Transfer to Marina Mirage at Port Douglas.  Check-in for your Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef cruise before having breakfast at a boardwalk cafe (at your own expense)


Board your Quicksilver Wavepiercer for your cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef. Complimentary Tea & Coffee available.


Arrive at Agincourt Reef Pontoon for 3 & 1/2 hours to enjoy the Outer Barrier Reef. Snorkelling Equipment + Semi Submersible is included with this special package tour. A Hot & Cold tropical smorgasbord lunch is also included.


Boat Departs Pontoon for cruise back to Port Douglas.


Arrive at Marina Mirage Port Douglas for your Quicksilver Cruises Luxury Coach transfers back to your Port Douglas hotel.

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  • 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
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist.
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
  • All snorkelling equipment provided.
  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • Fish feeding [conducted by crew]
  • Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Port Douglas 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
  • $6.50 per person to pay EMC Levy to reef operator

Price And Other Details

Tour Conditions:

**** Please note: There is an additional $6.50 per person EMC Levy to Pay On Board to Reef Operator.. ****

  • 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. “Unforgettable Experience”
    Booked a sunrise hot air balloon ride…

    “Unforgettable Experience”
    Booked a sunrise hot air balloon ride on my honeymoon while staying in Port Douglas. My husband said he always wanted to take a balloon ride. I was a little nervous at first, but there was no reason to be. We got picked up right at our hotel and were taken on an amazing ride on the largest balloon in the southern hemisphere. Saw beautiful vistas, kangaroos down below and we got a longer ride than we paid for! Jay, our balloon operator, was friendly and we knew we were in good hands. It was really peaceful and such a smooth ride. (via Trip Advisor)

  2. “Fabulous experience”
    What a way to start the day - soaring gently…

    “Fabulous experience”
    What a way to start the day - soaring gently above the Atherton Tablelands in a hot air balloon. As the sun rose, so did we - gently lifting above the awakening landscape, a mist spread across the mountain peaks, kangaroos hopping about the fields way below. Spectacular vistas.
    As someone who is not crazy about heights, I had no problem doing this - the whole operation is professional, well organised and very safe. Take off was smooth, and the landing was softer than many an airplane touchdown!
    Tony was our driver to and from the venue and he was good humoured and entertaining. (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “Amazing Trip!”
    This trip was simply amazing~~ Friendly staff and…

    “Amazing Trip!”
    This trip was simply amazing~~ Friendly staff and excellent pilot(Jam)~~
    We saw the most beautiful rainbow, Wowwwww~~~
    30 minutes fight was so short, next time we would definitely choose the one hour trip
    Thank you Hot-air! (via Trip Advisor)

  4. The flight was spectacular and the crew was so much fun and customer satisfaction…

    The flight was spectacular and the crew was so much fun and customer satisfaction was a must. One of the best things I have ever done! (via Viator)

  5. Great family holiday topped off with a hot air balloon adventure! We were…

    Great family holiday topped off with a hot air balloon adventure! We were there from 4:40am to watch the crew set the balloons up - really interesting to watch! We all appreciated the efforts put in by all at Hot Air Queensland! Thankyou! (via Facebook)

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