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Cairns Hot Air Ballooning

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
30 Minute Balloon Flight - Port Douglas bus Return $290.00 $229.00 N/A N/A $30.00
30 Minute Balloon Flight -Self Drive $229.00 $151.00 N/A N/A $30.00
30 Minute Balloon Flight - Cairns bus Return $270.00 $205.00 N/A N/A $30.00
60 Minute Balloon Flight - Cairns bus transfers $360.00 $280.00 N/A N/A $30.00

Extras: $30 per person civil aviation, insurances and fees are payable direct on the day of travel.

Children: Aged 4-14 years.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2020.

Must be able to clmib in and out unassisted of the basket.


Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

SPECIAL - Book an Express for same price as Classic / Valentines Day Bonus for couple travelling on the 14th/15th/16th Feb 2020 also receive a free USB of photos (1 x USB per couple)

*Valid for travel until 29th February 2020 - must be requested at time of booking.

As the sun rises, so do our hot air balloons!  Come and enjoy a spectacular journey over the vast plains of the Atherton Tablelands.  Our balloon baskets can comfortably fly up to 20 people per balloon. Mareeb in the Atherton Tablelands is regarded as Australia's best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal place for hot air ballooning flights.

As we rely on our balloon rides to be carried by the wind, every flight is different.  Our Chief Pilot will choose the days launch site from one of our many locations dotted around the Mareeba Valley.

The first flight of the day will lift off, whilst the passengers for the second flight chase the balloons onboard the bus.  After the first flight lands, passengers for the second flight take to the sky - followed by passengers off the first flight in a balloon chase on the bus .  Afterwards join in the fun helping to deflate and pack up the giant balloons.  Group photos are taken as well as in-flight photos which are available for purchase on a USB stick.

(Self Drive Options are available for those with a car)

Departs Cairns (Cairns Bus Transfers): 4.30am

Returns Cairns: 10.15am (Express returns at 8.30am - extra cost applies)

Departs Port Douglas: 3.50am

Returns Port Douglas: 10.00am

30 Minute Balloon Flight Includes:

  • 30 minute scenic balloon flight
  • Souvenir Flight Certificate
  • Cross country balloon chase onboard coach (not on the Express return option)
  • Return bus transfers to/from Cairns
  • Light breakfast with a glass of sparkling wine, plus tea and coffee

Breakfast will be served at our purpose built Aussie bush setting nestled in the Mareeba Valley and offering views of the Barron River, local wildlife and with on site bathroom facilities.

The hot and cold picnic breakfast spread consists of:
Baked Danish pastry
Muesli bar
Fresh fruit
Smoked ham, roast pepper & spinach fritatta
Beef chipolata & tomato
Spraking wine with guava or orange juice
Tea and coffee

Guests who are booked on the Balloon Express tour will receive a light boxed breakfast with:
Baked Danish pastry
Muesli bar
Fresh fruit
Orange juice

Dietary requirements can be catered for if advised at the time of booking.


* You can also choose to do an Extended 60 Minute Balloon Flight (60 minutes or 2 x 30 mintue flights)

*  You can opt for the EXPRESS return - this gets you back to Cairns around 8.30am 

Due to the very early start of Hot Air Ballooning, we can package another activity into your day such as Green Island, Rafting, ATV QUAD Bikes or Skyrail.  Please enquire for more information.

* Please bring a bottle of water and a snack, wear comfortable flat shoes, wear darker coloured clothing (as light coloured clothes are easily stained by the red soil), jacket and long pants for the cooler months (May-Sep).

* Ballooning is NOT suitable for anyone who may be pregnant and passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket unaided using the footholds provided.


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