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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

  • Aerial views of the Atherton Tablelands from a balloon vantage point
  • In-depth commentary on the area from your pilot
  • Customize your experience with different tour length options
Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
From US$190.13
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30-min Flight from CairnsMost Popular
30-min hot air balloon flight. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairns and insurance levy
From US$190.13
60-min Flight from Cairns
60-min hot air balloon flight taken as 2 separate balloon flights of 30 minutes one directly after the other. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairns and insurance levy
From US$252.29
30-min Flight frm Northern Bea
30-min hot air balloon flight. Includes pickup/drop off from Northern Beaches and insurance levy
From US$190.13
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Get the best possible views of Tropical North Queensland on this sunrise hot-air balloon ride. You’ll want to book this popular activity ahead of time to plan your trip. Get frame-worthy photos of Atherton Tablelands as the dawn breaks, and hear commentary from your guide along the way. You can roll right out of bed and enjoy convenient pickup at your hotel in Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches.
What to Expect
When booking, select from a 30- or 60-minute flight to fit your schedule. Arise early for convenient pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel. Convenient hotel pickup means you only have to be semi-awake for the pre-dawn ride to the launch site, where you'll climb into the balloon's sturdy basket and take off.

Take in spectacular views of the Atherton Tablelands' rolling hills, rivers, and farmlands as dawn breaks. Snap photos and listen to engaging commentary on the area from your pilot, who will point out all the local highlights.

Land gently just after dawn and help the pilot deflate, roll, and repack the huge balloon for an unusual experience to finish your tour. End with drop-off back at your hotel in time for breakfast.
Reviews (335)
1 - 5 of 267 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
memorable and relaxing

My wife and I had never been on a balloon ride before and we really enjoyed this trip. The staff was incredibly friendly and confident. The trip itself was beautiful. We captured breathtaking photos of the countryside and had fun spotting the kangaroos from high...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickistrippin
Reviewed December 1, 2018
A peaceful ride on a quiet morning.

I've been traveling solo around Australia, so I've been able to do things that previous traveling companions were unable to do, like this hot air ballooning trip. I've always wanted to go hot air ballooning at a huge festival where balloons are as prevalent as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 427celial
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile
An experience to remember

Great experience, I’ll never forget it. The operators were fantastic, very helpful and very friendly The only reasons I’m not giving 5 stars is because of a couple of things; I felt slightly outnumbered being the only not Asian person there, although they can’t really...More

Thank 44harveyt
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile
Amazing so relaxing

I did this with my partner and it was spectacular! Very early start 4:30am pickup from Cairns, but it is essential as it is the only time the certain air pockets are around. The drivers were great and the pilot Bob was fantastic. It is...More

1  Thank Nicjane15
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile
Amazing 💞

😍My Partner surprised me this for my birthday last week and it was the most Amazing spectacular thing I have ever done. The views are just Out of this world the crew were just awesome friendly and funny. Will be definately be doing this again...More

Thank Mena_Girl04
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Ngoc C
October 25, 2018|
Response from scooby9751 | Reviewed this property |
I personally would make it a little later if possible. Otherwise do them on diffrrent days. Could be just a little too close for comfort. Getting back on the bus depends on where you’re staying, & how many people need to be... More
Sheila P
July 26, 2018|
Response from sdbhagat | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember snorkeling and hot air balloon has to have a 12 or 24 hour gap as both have opposite effect on body. I would suggest hot air ballon to be done early morning as it gets hot later. I took a 6am flight. It... More