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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$195.40
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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$195.37
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$259.24
60-min Flight from Palm Cove
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 Palm Cove and insurance levy
From US$259.24
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Make sure you get the best possible views of Tropical North Queensland on this hot-air balloon ride at sunrise. Book this popular activity ahead of time to plan your trip and those frame-worthy photos of Atherton Tablelands as the dawn breaks. 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.
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1 - 5 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Fun excursion

A good hot air balloon experience. Well run and fair price. This was my 5th balloon ride in various parts of the world. Not as elaborate as a few in Dubai & Christchurch, but reasonable for the price. Very good staff.

Thank Boyd W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile
Must do!!

Well this definitely needs a real early start at 4am. But it is all worth the pain for sure. Beauty, quietness, calmness is certainly a great value to this experience. We also spotted many wallabies from air. Just spectacular views and beautiful. The pilot definitely...More

Thank sdbhagat
Reviewed 15 January 2018
Professional, fun and safe

I recently went Ballooning with this company, I was impressed from the get go. They send you a text advising where the driver is and how far away the transfer bus is, which is really helpfull given the early start. The driver, crew and pilot...More

2  Thank drew685
Reviewed 13 January 2018
I really enjoyed this...

There are some reviewers who have not written favourably about this, but I had no problems and think it was a great activity. Having never been up in a hot air balloon before I had absolutely no worries about my safety or the flight. The...More

2  Thank Ngaire B
Reviewed 2 January 2018
A expensive let-down.

My partner had booked us to go on one of these balloons as a Christmas present and also because it was something I had numerously said I would love to do during our trip up to the Tablelands. While the flight itself was pleasant enough,...More

3  Thank 162jadee
Stainless202, Owner at Hot Air Balloon Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear 162jadee, Sorry to read your review and see that you've come away from your experience feeling disappointed. This is never our desired outcome. I appreciate the time taken to leave this review, and would invite you to follow up with us directly in order...More

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