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Overview
Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when visiting the tropics. You have the choice of pick-up from Cairns, the Northern beaches or Palm Cove hotels.
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    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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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 from a 30- or 60-minute flight 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'll 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 will point 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at hotels in the Cairns and Northern Beaches areas.
Departure Time
4:00 AM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Insurance Levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Yorkeys, Holloways, Kewarra
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • If you select the 60 minute flight, this is taken as 2 separate balloon flights of 30 minutes one directly after the other travelling further to see more of Mareeba and Atherton Tablelands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Never went on a balloon ride and we wanted to see the country side! Start your day with an early morning whilst you ride up to the launch site. They validate the weather and and get it all set up, you get in and take off! Launch is simple an sweet and so quite you can hear
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Really enjoyed the tour with very helpful staff. Our son went for a dive the day before and we are concerned about the doing the tour next day. They helped us to change to the day after right away so that we don’t have to worry. Thank you! Very good experience! A must do when
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your 5 star review! So glad to hear you enjoyed both the Reef experience AND a hot air balloon flight - certainly making the most of what Cairns has to offer!
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Great experience, very early start driven out, watched balloons being inflated and given briefing. Getting into the baskets was a challenge (getting out harder!) but really great views and a wonderful experience. After the brief flight we helped pack the balloon away (part of
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Dave, and fantastic to hear you enjoyed your morning with us!
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Had a great time. Totally awesome experience for myself and 9 year old granddaughter. Dave really looked after us especially my granddaughter. Our landing was hilarious. Can’t wait to go again. Thank you all *****
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Well organised from start to finish. The guys provided a professional and safe experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Thanks emeralde675, it's always a pleasure to hear that the work put into providing a safe experience and a high level of service shine through.
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By: Hot Air Balloon Cairns
623 reviews
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skmammen
Woodstock, Georgia
190
Fantastic day - One hour flight with two seperate take offs and landings ! simply spectacular.
Never went on a balloon ride and we wanted to see the country side! Start your day with an early morning whilst
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Mariya L
Boston, Massachusetts
188
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
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raymondyychow
31
Beautiful Flight
Really enjoyed the tour with very helpful staff. Our son went for a dive the day before and we are concerned about
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Dave H
London, United Kingdom
12785
memorable experience
Great experience, very early start driven out, watched balloons being inflated and given briefing. Getting into
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dottielabelle
Christchurch, New Zealand
4124
Just magic!
My Hubby and I completed our first ever Hot Air Balloon flight today with Hot Air Cairns. From the moment we
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Louise A
30
Fun times
Had a great time. Totally awesome experience for myself and 9 year old granddaughter. Dave really looked after us
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C7964ROkarend
Cairns, Australia
12943
Super Experience
Took my elderly father on his first balloon ride (mine too) and it didn’t disappoint. Everything ran really
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emeralde675
Cardiff, United Kingdom
3014
Great experience
Well organised from start to finish. The guys provided a professional and safe experience which I thoroughly
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Susan D
20
Hot Air Balloon
Such a fun and educational experience. The staff were all so nice and really showed their love for the country and
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Prudes80
40
Worth it!
Early start, but totally worth it. What a great and unique experience! Stunning views from the air. The breakfast
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SPI71
10
A “Must Do” in Cairns or Port Douglas Hot Air Balloon
Awesome day for Hot Air Balloon Cairns!! Thanks for the amazing experience!! Highly recommend as a “Must Do”
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farelsil
Jakarta, Indonesia
6614
Amazing and a must do in Cairns
First time ride on a hot air balloon. Almost got cancelled due to wind issue but eventually took off. Highly
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Balazs H
123
Great experience, stunning view over the Atherton tablelands
Balloon flight over the Atherton tablelands was a unique experience. Pick-up was on time, the company was
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JennYork
10
Amazing!
This was an amazing opportunity to mark one off the bucket list! The entire team was amazing - helpful, cheerful,
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DustyBillBrisbane
Sydney, Australia
18585
Excellent well organised adventure
This is a well organised and safe adventure. As the trip starts at sunrise, it does involve getting up for a 4am
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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