Cairns most popular tours, Save $$$ with this great combo tour deal on two of Cairns' most popular tours – hot air balloon flight and snorkel Green Island tour. Hot air ballooning is one of the few things that really is worth getting up super early for on your holidays!
You'll witness some of the best views in Cairns Tropical North Queensland, floating high above the picturesque Atherton Tablelands on a 30 minute hot air balloon ride at sunrise and then enjoy a hot and cold champagne breakfast.
After your spectacular hot air ballooning flight, you will have four hours to spend on tropical Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef enjoying a host of water and land activities with plenty of options for all ages and fitness levels.
There is also a great range of optional extra activities that can be pre-booked with your tour including coral viewing semi-submersible tours, scenic helicopter flights and snorkel trips.
Please note that children under 4 years of age are not permitted to fly in the Hot Air Balloon under CASA regulations, and this tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
Get ready for a special experience welcoming the first rays of the sun on a hot air balloon ride from Cairns.
You will get picked up from your accommodation at approximately 4.00am for the one-hour long bus drive to Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, where the launching point is.
Before you know it you are up in the air admiring the sunrise and nature below.
Keep your eyes out for wallabies below and various birds flying beside you. It is not uncommon to witness a marriage proposal as the surrounding rainforest clad mountains set the perfect scene for romance.
And it is not just memories you are taking home, you will be awarded a Flight Certificate – just right for your bragging-board at home.
Hot Air Balloon Flight Inclusions:-
Once your 30-minute hot air ballooning adventure is over it's time to hop on the bus and drive back to Cairns through the beautiful Kuranda range.
At 11.00am you'll board a fast and modern catamaran “Reef Rocket” for a relaxed 45-minute cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef where you can spend the next four hours exploring the island.
Green Island reef trip inclusions:
You can also choose between numerous optional upgrade activities.
Snorkel trips and Seawalker Helmet Dive
Supervised snorkel trips are available for more advanced snorkellers. And if you love adventure and want a unique Great Barrier Reef tour experience, you must try a Seawalker helmet dive – walking on the ocean floor amongst tropical fish and your hair stays dry!
A simply perfect way to explore the Great Barrier Reef for a non-swimmer
These optional extra tour activities are subject to a medical questionnaire and you must be over 12 years of age to participate. Pre-booking is recommended.
Semi-submersible submarine tour
Or choose a coral viewing tour on the semi-submersible submarine. Relax in air-conditioned comfort and watch the underwater world drift by whilst learning some fascinating facts about the Great Barrier Reef.
Scenic helicopter flight
Adventure lovers, don't just explore the reef from below ... a scenic helicopter flight is an incredible way to view Green Island and the beauty and vastness of the Great Barrier Reef from above. It's like nothing you've ever experienced!
For animal and nature lovers there is Marineland Melanesia where you could meet the world’s biggest captive crocodile, Cassius who is over 110 years old! There are also sea turtles, a small aquarium and an impressive collection of Polynesian and Papua New-Guinean timber artefacts on display.
Buffet lunch aboard air-conditioned catamaran
You may also wish to relax on your comfortable, air-conditioned transfer catamaran with a buffet lunch included.
After your action-packed day, the 45-minute return cruise to Cairns offers just that perfect time for relaxation. Unwind by enjoying a cup of tea or perhaps a glass of wine or beer.
Return transfers at conclusion of Green Island tour are not included but available at a small extra fee on booking.
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Pick up time will be confirmed at time of booking - approx. 4.00am
AM pickup is included
January - December
12 hours (approx)
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details prior to booking.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 18