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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns provided by Hot Air Balloon Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
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About
Get the best possible views of Tropical North Queensland on this sunrise hot-air balloon ride. Get frame-worthy photos of Atherton Tablelands as the dawn breaks, and hear commentary from your guide along the way. You can roll right out of bed and enjoy convenient pickup at your hotel in Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
  • Commemorative certificate to hang along with your stunning photos
What to expect
  • When booking, select your flight duration 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 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 points 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Commemorative certificate to hang along with your stunning photos
What to expect
  • When booking, select your flight duration 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 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 points 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2990C30_C60
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Insurance Levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Yorkeys, Holloways, Kewarra
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at hotels in the Cairns and Northern Beaches areas.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All passengers must be able to get into the balloon basket unaided to the satisfaction of the pilot, or they will not be able to fly
  • Children aged 4 years and under are not permitted to fly
  • Mobile phone contact required when booking
  • Pregnant women unable to travel
  • Please provide mobile phone number or email address at time of booking
  • Flight time is minimum 40 minutes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Insurance Levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Yorkeys, Holloways, Kewarra
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at hotels in the Cairns and Northern Beaches areas.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All passengers must be able to get into the balloon basket unaided to the satisfaction of the pilot, or they will not be able to fly
  • Children aged 4 years and under are not permitted to fly
  • Mobile phone contact required when booking
  • Pregnant women unable to travel
  • Please provide mobile phone number or email address at time of booking
  • Flight time is minimum 40 minutes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hot Air Balloon Cairns
  • 1
    Atherton Tablelands
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The Atherton Tablelands is the area over which we fly our hot air balloons. You will experience this area at dawn - the best time of the day to spot wallabies, kangaroos, many different species of birds, and other wildlife. In addition, you may fly over many different crops as The Tablelands are known for their fruit and vegetable produce. Keep an eye out for crops of mangoes, bananas, lychees, avocados, pineapples, limes and more.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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lovers1996
Brisbane, Australia232 contributions
So Glad We Did This
Sep 2021
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The only downside was the 4am pick up from our hotel. But the early start was worth it. The other issue we had was the cloudy weather. Unfortunately no one has control over this. Despite the cloud cover the experience was very good. The balloon ride was tranquil and peaceful. Thanks to Hitoshi who picked us up from our hotel. He is a very professional driver and professional in everything he did during the morning. Thanks also to our pilot Bob who was a wealth of knowledge. And thanks to the other gentleman (sorry I have forgotten his name) who did much of the behind the scenes work. Another positive I’d like to mention here is that the team takes photos of the passengers throughout the flight. Digital copies of these photos are complimentary. This was the only activity we did in Cairns where there was no extra charge for photos. We were back in Cairns at around 9am. We highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting the Cairns area.
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi lovers1996, thanks so much for the great feedback. It's awesome to read your comments, and thanks for mentioning the staff by name as it means we can pass this on to them directly. It looks like Roy was the third team member as Ground Crew on your day of travel, so we've also shared this with him. Thanks for joining us!
Written 11 October 2021
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Alana_Mas
Townsville, Australia2 contributions
A must do when in NQ.
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a fantastic experience! Thank you to our pilot Bob & his crew. They were very friendly & professional. Really enjoyed the little touches like the mimosas after the ride! Stunning views. It didn’t feel rushed & we had such a great time. A must do!
Written 22 September 2021
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Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Alana_Mas! 🙏🥰🌅
Written 23 September 2021
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Julie C
8 contributions
Hot air ballooning
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Lovely people - thanks Tony, Bob, Roy and Suzy. We were able to float above and below the clouds - it was amazing
Written 14 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great to read, juliecN7816SF. Thanks for joining us and leaving a review afterwards - we've passed your comments on to the team!
Written 16 September 2021
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Kirsty H
Byron Bay, Australia6 contributions
A must do in the cairns region!
Amazing time! Pilots and teams were great and the experience was outstanding. Would absolutely recommend as a must do in the area
Written 19 August 2021
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Awesome to read, thanks for joining us 75kirstyh!
Written 23 August 2021
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Loz946
Darwin, Australia17 contributions
Scenic Cairns
Jul 2021
Thanks Tony for a fun morning and a lot of laughs.. A beautiful morning, scenic and relaxing. Definitely worth the 4am start. I would do this again. Our pilot was very experienced and it was a great way to spend the morning with family.
Written 28 July 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review, Loz946! We've passed on your comments to the team, including Tony :)
Written 23 August 2021
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Sean
South Australia, Australia76 contributions
Spectacular balloon ride
Jul 2021
Was hesitant to book this and on the morning of the flight I was even more concerned with much cloud cover from our launch point at Mareeba. However it turned out to be a great experience. Our pickup driver from Mareeba (I think it was Roger) was a crack up and kept us laughing most the time. Watching the balloons being inflated was spectacular and then our pilot Josh took us up. Only a little cloud time to get us moving in the right direction and then the clouds disappeared and it was amazing scenery and very peaceful. Even the landing was smooth and the staff even made it fun to pack up the balloon before enjoying a sparkling wine. Would recommend this for all ages.
Written 21 July 2021
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Thanks thebellsAU! This is wonderful to read, and we're thrilled you enjoyed your morning with us.
Written 27 July 2021
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Lisa G
Shoalhaven, Australia9 contributions
The perfect family adventure.
Jun 2021
Our family of 4 absolutely loved our trip to Hotair Cairns. The Atherton Tablelands are exquisite. The weather on our particular day was very overcast, but it certainly didn’t impact our fabulous experience. The sun shone through in the end. The team were wonderful, from the moment we were picked up from our accommodation in Cairns until we were returned, every staffer we met was so obliging and gave us a great experience. It is so serene up there, if you’re thinking about doing this, just do it!
Written 19 July 2021
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Many thanks for the warm feedback for the team, R1008DGlisag. We've shared this amongst our staff - always great to receive such support.
Written 27 July 2021
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Kirky61
Adelaide20 contributions
Hot air ballooning
Jun 2021
An amazing experience and made even more so by the team of Frank, Tony and Roy. In our group we had a number of individuals who were fearful however those fears were put to rest once the balloons took off. A flight of approx an hour with a landing in a field with cows (who were very interested in our presence). The crew were very funny and witty which put everyone at ease.

A job well done and a must do in Cairns.
Written 28 June 2021
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Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Kirky61! We've shared your kind words with the team members mentioned.
Written 14 July 2021
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Leanne W
Wollongong, Australia16 contributions
Wonderful flight
Jun 2021
This was amazing! What a great way to experience ballon flight, and the views were great. The pilot and ground crew are a funny lot (haha) made the take off, flight and landing stress free.
Written 23 June 2021
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Awesome to hear, thanks Leanne!
Written 14 July 2021
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Alex F
4 contributions
Bucket-list Hot Air Balloon Ride
Jun 2021
All i can say is breath-taking!! What a bucket-list moment and experience and a MUST DO!!
The view from above, gently flowing over the tablelands is beautiful. Seeing all the sugar cane, avocado and banana plantations with lots of early morning wallabies hopping across the fields. The sunrise is stunning, with low lying mist and fog.
We felt extremely safe the whole journey from start to finish, even a being a little scared of heights. From pick up at hotel at 4.15 am to drop off at around 9.30 am, the whole experience was amazing and highly recommend this tour for such a special and memorable experience in Cairns.
Thank you Hot Air Cairns, you made us a memory that will last forever!
Written 12 June 2021
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This is wonderful to read, Z391WRalexanderf! Thanks for joining us for a hot air balloon flight, and for taking the time to leave your great review.
Written 20 June 2021
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helsimbur
helsimbur
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Breathtaking
The first time we have done a hot air balloon ride. The take off was so smooth, I was hesitant about heights but th
kiwifrancis
kiwifrancis
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Very happy
We went from Mareeba. Tony the bus driver was very informative and friendly. When we got to the balloon we were kep
yardenak2017
yardenak2017
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Stunning!
Went on an amazing experience in the hot air balloon in Mareeba, honestly I did not expect it to be this wonderful!
Mariya L
Mariya L
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Hot air for our honeymoon
My husband purchased this as a gift for our honeymoon while touring Australia. It’s been my dream to take a ride on
dottielabelle
dottielabelle
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Just magic!
My Hubby and I completed our first ever Hot Air Balloon flight today with Hot Air Cairns. From the moment we were
C7964ROkarend
C7964ROkarend
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Super Experience
Took my elderly father on his first balloon ride (mine too) and it didn’t disappoint. Everything ran really smoothl
SimonHutchins
SimonHutchins
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A Cairns highlight
We were picked up at 4:20am for the flight at around 6:20 am. As a first time balloon trip I thought this was a br
anywair
anywair
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Excellent company
Despite not actually flying due to the weather, top marks to this company and their professional staff. At each sta
KooksS
KooksS
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Hot Balloons
Wonderful experience must do.Everyone was very helpful we had awesome experience liked it .we were picked up from o
Kennyandbears
Kennyandbears
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Fantastic experience with professional service.
Easy communication and good service. Bus was comfortable and the staff were very professional. The flight was grea
Sandra Q
Sandra Q
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Must do
Enjoyable morning. The pick up was a little late. But quickly the professional team and giant balloon and nice bask
Mcdon0259
Mcdon0259
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Thoroughly enjoyable, wish it were a longer ride
Up and on the road very early. I'm glad I wasn't driving. The balloons and baskets were beautiful and I felt very s
Beata B
Beata B
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fantastic and unforgettable experience
Absolutely fantastic and worth the money. The trip is very well organized, they picked me up from the hotel, early
mcgl
mcgl
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Wow!!
What an amazing experience this was! Although the idea of being up in the air with no engine was a scary thought, t
jeffwF4099MT
jeffwF4099MT
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Fantastic experience
We booked the ballon ride sky rail and the Karunda rail package and I would recommend it as a must do if going to C
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