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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$191.00
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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$191.00
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$253.44
30-min Flight frm Northern Bea
30-min hot air balloon flight. Includes pickup/drop off from Northern Beaches and insurance levy
From US$191.00
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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 (331)
1 - 5 of 263 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gotta Do It!

Worth the cost. The experience was fantastic, we didn’t know what to expect and my wife was quite nervous at the thought of the flight. We both thought it was fantastic, the pilot was so reassuring and it was such a gentle and tranquil experience....More

1  Thank 1Englishman
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!

This was such a unique experience and so worth the cost! We were in the second balloon flight, which we really enjoyed because we could see the other balloons take off and get some great photos of them all together before it was our turn....More

1  Thank Alyce R
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
Bucket list item

Extremely friendly staff. Dave was our bus driver & guide. Made everyone feel comfortable. Yes it is an early morning start, 4:30am pickup from our motel, definitely worth it. Our group had a couple with two young boys & a quite nervous lady. They all...More

Thank scooby9751
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Great time

The guys from Hot Air Ballooning Cairns were great very professional, informative and relax without being too over the top. All the crew had great sense of humor and were fun. Enjoyed the flight and had alot of fun. Well done guys. Happy to provide...More

Thank katsg44
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Ngoc C
26 October 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
27 July 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