Hot Air Balloons Cairns Australia.

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]30-MIN SCENIC HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT CAIRNS:[/su_note]

  • 30 Minute Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight.
  • Return Hotel Transfers Included from Cairns.
  • Spectacular morning Sunrise views of Atherton Tablelands.
  • Voted the best Hot Air Balloon location in Australia!
  • FREE Wifi Internet on the Bus ride to and from Cairns.
  • Informative guide, great local knowledge of Cairns.
  • You can combine Hot Air Ballooning with a Visit to Kuranda.
  • Book A Great Barrier Reef Tour with us and Receive 1 x FREE Digital Underwater Camera Hire!

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]YOUR DAY EXPLAINED:[/su_note]


Hot Air Balloon 30-Min Flight

Have you ever thought about Hot Air Ballooning while on your holiday here in Cairns, Australia?

Did you know that the number one place to try a 30-minute Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight is in Cairns!

Why is this so? Well, the main reason is the amazing natural surroundings of Cairns. Located directly West from Cairns is the Great Dividing Range, a large mountain range that divides the township of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands and Mareeba. the township of Mareeba receives over 300 days of sunshine per year. So with very little rain, large farming areas (Great for landing Balloons) the location for Hot Air Ballooning near Mareeba is simply spectacular.



Inflating the Hot Air Balloon.

Your day starts with a coach pick up from your Cairns hotel at about 5:00 am in the morning! Yes, that is early, but there is a reason for that. The ballooning companies want to get you to the take-off area and in the balloon for the most amazing sunrises! Traveling West from Cairns you arrive near the small town of Mareeba, you will watch the pilot and crew get the balloons ready for taking off.

Once the balloon is inflated, everybody boards the basket for a 30-minute scenic balloon flight. You will enjoy spectacular views of the early morning sunrise over the Atherton Tablelands and Mareeba farming region. Low-level cloud and mist sweep across the lush green farming land.

You can expect to see wild Kangaroos, Cockatoos, Eagles and even sometimes wild Dingos (Native Australian Dog).


Beautiful Sunrise over the Atherton Tablelands!

After your 30-minute scenic hot air balloon flight, you can help the crew pack down the balloon and they will have you back to your hotel in Cairn9:45 am.out 9:45am.


After your hot air balloon flight, you will have plenty of time to join another Cairns activity. You could take a trip over to Green Island on the 10:30 am ferry. You could also join the Cairns day night tour to Paronella Park this starts at 2:00 pm.

In fact, there are tour packages where you can do the 30-minute scenic hot air balloon flight and visit the small village of Kuranda with the Skyrail Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Train.

Please see the price table above for this all in a day tour option. It works out to be great value for money and gives you something to do for the rest of the day after you have finished your hot air balloon flight.

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]DETAILED ITINERARY:[/su_note]

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 the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, spend 30 minutes floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day!


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

09:00am - 09:30am

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.

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]WHAT TO BRING:[/su_note]

• Print out your travel ticket and make sure to bring it with you.

• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes on your feet, maybe a light jacket, your camera for amazing photos and don't forget to bring your smile!

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]EXTRAS & ADD ONS:[/su_note]

• Photos / Videos
(You will be able to buy photos or a video of your day just ask your guide.)

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY:[/su_note]

  • Bus Pick up from Your Hotel / Hostel - 5:00am
  • Return Back to your Hotel around - 9:45am
  • 30Min Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Amazing views of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Professional Experienced Licensed Guides / Pilots

[su_note note_color="#edede9"]WATCH HOT AIR BALLOONING CAIRNS VIDEO BELOW:[/su_note]

Watch a video of how your day will go:

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