Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

4.5 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider:Hot Air

Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Activity provider:Hot Air

From US$ 322.57 per person

Admire the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands from above with a scenic hot air balloon flight.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, Japanese, Chinese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If you have provided your contact number, you will receive an SMS message with your driver's details and a live tracking map.


  • Admire the panoramic views of the Atherton Tablelands on a hot air balloon ride
  • Listen to expert interpretive commentary from your guides
  • Enjoy some fun pack-up games after the flight
Full description
Start with an early morning pickup and transfer from your accommodation in Cairns. Travel to the Atherton Tablelands and arrive at the launch site to see the amazing display of the balloons being inflated.  Take off from Mareeba and soar into the air. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn as you float in a hot air balloon. Admire the scenic views of vast open spaces on all sides. Keep watch for local wildlife, including native birds or even kangaroos roaming free. Cruise through the air with a professionally-trained crew, who will maximize enjoyment and ensure your safety. After you land, help out with fun pack-up games and receive a commemorative certificate. Then, then head back to your accommodation in Cairns.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off via air-conditioned bus
  • Scenic hot air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Pack-up games
  • Commemorative certificate
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The basket is about four-feet tall and has two foot holds on the side to use as a step ladder to enter and exit the basket unassisted
  • You will stand for the duration of the flight
  • There are no weight limits, but please advise if you are over 220 pounds at booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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April 14, 2023

It was the best! The air in the morning and the sky before dawn were very beautiful, and the view from the top was wonderful. Wallabies can also be seen. The guide was in English, so there were some parts I didn't understand, but it was still good. Confirmation emails will be sent in English several times in advance, so don't miss them.

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April 14, 2023

March 18, 2023

Product ID: 390487