Cairns Best Tours

Fr $290

Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Rise up and float over the scenic Atherton tablelands with its rainforest fringed mountains and tranquil country landscapes and choose to get your morning off to a great start and come flying with Hot Air Balloon Cairns.  Hot Air Balloon Cairns operates balloon flights every day.

There’s no better way to experience the first hours of the day than by spending 30 minutes floating in a Hot Air Balloon. Morning flights occur around dawn and with 360 degree views from your basket, you get to truly appreciate the wide open spaces and views of the Atherton Tablelands. Hot Air is Australia’s leading hot air balloon company, with highly professional staff, a safe operation providing a friendly and memorable flying experience.




05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation & hotels by a Hot Air Cairns coach for your Hot Air Balloon ride. There is a one hour transfer. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.


Experience flying in a Hot Air Balloon up over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Hot Air Balloons launch around the township of Mareeba during the first hours of dawn. Fly for 30 minutes and have uninterrupted views of the landscape below from your basket.


Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.


The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise). We can drop you back to your Cairns accommodation or, with prior notice, we can drop you off to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Skyrail, Tjapukai or perhaps a Cairns cafe or restaurant if you would like to have breakfast at your own arrangements.


It is recommended that you wear closed-in, sturdy footwear with a flat sole. Sun hats, sunglasses, a bottle of water are a good idea. Don’t forget your camera! Layered clothing is also recommended.

Hot Air provides free wifi on their buses. Souvenir photos are available via their website, and the tour includes a commemorative flight certificate.



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