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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Get the best possible views of Tropical North Queensland on this sunrise hot-air balloon ride. 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.
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    Atherton Tablelands
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The Atherton Tablelands is the area over which we fly our hot air balloons. You will experience this area at dawn - the best time of the day to spot wallabies, kangaroos, many different species of birds, and other wildlife. In addition, you may fly over many different crops as The Tablelands are known for their fruit and vegetable produce. Keep an eye out for crops of mangoes, bananas, lychees, avocados, pineapples, limes and more.
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  • 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
  • Commemorative certificate to hang along with your stunning photos
What to Expect
When booking, select your flight duration 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 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 points 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.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Insurance Levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Yorkeys, Holloways, Kewarra
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All passengers must be able to get into the balloon basket unaided to the satisfaction of the pilot, or they will not be able to fly
  • Children aged 4 years and under are not permitted to fly
  • Mobile phone contact required when booking
  • Pregnant women unable to travel
  • Please provide mobile phone number or email address at time of booking
  • If you select the 60 minute flight, this is taken as 2 separate balloon flights of 30 minutes one directly after the other travelling further to see more of Mareeba and Atherton Tablelands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Julie M wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
It’s very fun and safe adventure. It was my first time air balloon ride. The staff was very helpful and provided information prior to our ride. I would highly recommend this company!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thanks for the 5 star review Julie! Glad to hear you enjoyed your first flight in a hot air balloon, and thanks for flying with us!
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skmammen wrote a review Jan 2020
Woodstock, Georgia43 contributions2 helpful votes
Never went on a balloon ride and we wanted to see the country side! Start your day with an early morning whilst you ride up to the launch site. They validate the weather and and get it all set up, you get in and take off! Launch is simple an sweet and so quite you can hear
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from HotAirRes, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thank you skmammen for choosing Hot Air for your ballooning experience and taking the time to provide a review your of morning. We are glad to hear you had a fantastic flight!
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Raymond C wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyed the tour with very helpful staff. Our son went for a dive the day before and we are concerned about the doing the tour next day. They helped us to change to the day after right away so that we don’t have to worry. Thank you! Very good experience! A must do when
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Many thanks for your 5 star review! So glad to hear you enjoyed both the Reef experience AND a hot air balloon flight - certainly making the most of what Cairns has to offer!
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Dave H wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom125 contributions85 helpful votes
Great experience, very early start driven out, watched balloons being inflated and given briefing. Getting into the baskets was a challenge (getting out harder!) but really great views and a wonderful experience. After the brief flight we helped pack the balloon away (part of
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Dave, and fantastic to hear you enjoyed your morning with us!
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Louise A wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
Had a great time. Totally awesome experience for myself and 9 year old granddaughter. Dave really looked after us especially my granddaughter. Our landing was hilarious. Can’t wait to go again. Thank you all *****
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: Hot Air Balloon Cairns
Mariya L
Hot air for our honeymoon
My husband purchased this as a gift for our honeymoon while touring Australia. It’s been my dream to take a ride on
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Just magic!
My Hubby and I completed our first ever Hot Air Balloon flight today with Hot Air Cairns. From the moment we were
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Super Experience
Took my elderly father on his first balloon ride (mine too) and it didn’t disappoint. Everything ran really smoothl
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A Cairns highlight
We were picked up at 4:20am for the flight at around 6:20 am. As a first time balloon trip I thought this was a br
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Excellent company
Despite not actually flying due to the weather, top marks to this company and their professional staff. At each sta
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Hot Balloons
Wonderful experience must do.Everyone was very helpful we had awesome experience liked it .we were picked up from o
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Fantastic experience with professional service.
Easy communication and good service. Bus was comfortable and the staff were very professional. The flight was grea
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Sandra Q
Must do
Enjoyable morning. The pick up was a little late. But quickly the professional team and giant balloon and nice bask
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Thoroughly enjoyable, wish it were a longer ride
Up and on the road very early. I'm glad I wasn't driving. The balloons and baskets were beautiful and I felt very s
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Beata B
fantastic and unforgettable experience
Absolutely fantastic and worth the money. The trip is very well organized, they picked me up from the hotel, early
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What an amazing experience this was! Although the idea of being up in the air with no engine was a scary thought, t
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Fantastic experience
We booked the ballon ride sky rail and the Karunda rail package and I would recommend it as a must do if going to C
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Boyd W
Great balloon ride
Well run organization. Didn’t have some of the extras I have had in other parts of the world, but well done and fai
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From the beginning to finish the experience was amazing from ground crew and pilot. Very professional minimal waiti
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4am pickup was well worth the early wake up call. The bus was on time and we had a one hours drive to Mareeba. The
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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