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Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Cairns with Hotel Transfers

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Hop on a hot air balloon for a scenic ride over Cairns. Take flight and look out over the vast Australian wilderness. See the diverse landscape and keep an eye out for wildlife, especially kangaroos!

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This tour includes a 30-minute hot air balloon ride with drop-off to chosen location within Cairns.

Estimated Time of Hotel Drop-off:
- April to October: Around 10:30 AM
- November to March: Around 10:00 AM

Duration: 5:30 - 7 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hot air balloon ride / Certificate / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 03:30

    Pick-up from Specific Hotels in Cairns

  • Arrival at Mareeba and Flight Preparation

    Enjoy the cold morning breeze as you watch the balloon being set up for flight. Watch as it slowly expands right before your eyes and fuel your excitement as your hot air balloon experience draws nearer.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Watch as the sun sheds light onto Australia's vast and beautiful landscape. Depending on the package chosen, the balloon ride will last for 30 or 60 minutes. The latter will be taken as two separate flights.

  • Landing and Balloon Pack-up

    Upon landing, get the chance to participate in games while you help in the balloon packing process. This activity is optional as it may require some lifting. Those who are not able to join may watch and enjoy the view while taking snapshots of the process.

  • Tour Ends/Optional Drop-off Locations

    Tour end times vary between seasons. You may opt to be dropped off at your hotel in Cairns. With prior notice, you may also be dropped off at the Cairns Reef Fleet Termnial, Skyrail, Tjapukai, or a resturant in Cairns after the tour.

  • 10:00

    Drop-off at Cairns Airport or Specific Hotels in Cairns

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
Hot Air Balloon Ride with Express Transfers
261158

The tour includes a 30-minute hot air balloon ride. Perfect for guests with limited time because of the earlier return transfers back to specific hotels in Cairns.

*Please note that this package cannot drop you off to the airport.

Estimated Time of Hotel Drop-off:
- April to October: Around 09:00 AM
- November to March: Around 08:30 AM

Duration: 4 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hot air balloon ride / Certificate / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • Spectator (15 years old and above) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

  • Spectator (Ages 4 to 14) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

Schedule

  • 03:30

    Pick-up from Specific Hotels in Cairns

  • Arrival at Mareeba and Flight Preparation

    Enjoy the cold morning breeze as you watch the balloon being set up for flight. Watch as it slowly expands right before your eyes and fuel your excitement as your hot air balloon experience draws nearer.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Watch as the sun sheds light to Australia's vast and beautiful landscape and marvel at the natural wonders above the Atherton Tablelands.

  • Landing and Balloon Pack-up

    Upon landing, get the chance to participate in games while you help in the balloon packing process. This activity is optional as it may require some lifting. Those who are not able to join may watch and enjoy the view while taking snapshots of the process.

  • 08:30

    Drop-off at Specific Hotels in Cairns

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
30-Minute Hot Air Balloon Ride
261153

This tour includes a 30-minute hot air balloon ride with drop-off to chosen location within Cairns.

Estimated Time of Hotel Drop-off:
- April to October: Around 10:30 AM
- November to March: Around 10:00 AM

Duration: 5:30 - 7 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hot air balloon ride / Certificate / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • Spectator (15 years old and above) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

  • Spectator (Ages 4 to 14) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

Schedule

  • 03:30

    Pick-up from Specific Hotels in Cairns

  • Arrival at Mareeba and Flight Preparation

    Enjoy the cold morning breeze as you watch the balloon being set up for flight. Watch as it slowly expands right before your eyes and fuel your excitement as your hot air balloon experience draws nearer.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Watch as the sun sheds light onto Australia's vast and beautiful landscape. Depending on the package chosen, the balloon ride will last for 30 or 60 minutes. The latter will be taken as two separate flights.

  • Landing and Balloon Pack-up

    Upon landing, get the chance to participate in games while you help in the balloon packing process. This activity is optional as it may require some lifting. Those who are not able to join may watch and enjoy the view while taking snapshots of the process.

  • Tour Ends/Optional Drop-off Locations

    Tour end times vary between seasons. You may opt to be dropped off at your hotel in Cairns. With prior notice, you may also be dropped off at the Cairns Reef Fleet Termnial, Skyrail, Tjapukai, or a resturant in Cairns after the tour.

  • 10:00

    Drop-off at Cairns Airport or Specific Hotels in Cairns

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
60-Minute Extended Hot Air Balloon Ride
261154

This tour includes a 60-minute hot air balloon ride with drop-off to your chosen location within Cairns.

Estimated Time of Hotel Drop-off:
- April to October: Around 10:30 AM
- November to March: Around 10:00 AM

Duration: 5:30 - 7 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Hot air balloon ride / Certificate / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • Spectator (15 years old and above) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

  • Spectator (Ages 4 to 14) +

    *Spectator add-on allows non-participating companions to follow the balloon ride by car. Add-on can only be chosen when accompanying someone who is joining the 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight.

Schedule

  • 03:30

    Pick-up from Specific Hotels in Cairns

  • Arrival at Mareeba and Flight Preparation

    Enjoy the cold morning breeze as you watch the balloon being set up for flight. Watch as it slowly expands right before your eyes and fuel your excitement as your hot air balloon experience draws nearer.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Watch as the sun sheds light onto Australia's vast and beautiful landscape. Depending on the package chosen, the balloon ride will last for 30 or 60 minutes. The latter will be taken as two separate flights.

  • Landing and Balloon Pack-up

    Upon landing, get the chance to participate in games while you help in the balloon packing process. This activity is optional as it may require some lifting. Those who are not able to join may watch and enjoy the view while taking snapshots of the process.

  • Tour Ends/Optional Drop-off Locations

    Tour end times vary between seasons. You may opt to be dropped off at your hotel in Cairns. With prior notice, you may also be dropped off at the Cairns Reef Fleet Termnial, Skyrail, Tjapukai, or a resturant in Cairns after the tour.

  • 10:00

    Drop-off at Cairns Airport or Specific Hotels in Cairns

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • For safety reasons, guests who are not able to get in the hot air balloon basket without help are not permitted to join the tour.

  • Guests who participated in a scuba dive 24 hours prior to the flight will not be allowed to join.

  • Children age 4 to 14 are not allowed to fly without an adult accompanying them. Children between 15 to 17 years old may fly alone but must be accompanied by an adult as spectator.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Proof of age is required for children under 5 years old.

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Clothing that can get dirty

  • No tight skirts

  • No high heels

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • A surcharge of 30 AUD per person for flight insurance and navigation fee is payable on the spot at the time of the tour.

  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The tour may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. In these cases, a full refund will be given.

  • Hot air balloon flights during the day may be taken as 2 separate flights depending on operational changes.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 04:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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