Cairns Hot Air Balloon & Green Island Combo Package Tour Deal,

Tour Code: 18

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver
  • Enjoy 4 full hours exploring Green Island and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef
  • Save $$$ on this great combo deal
  • Ride around the Great Barrier Reef in a glass bottom boat for the first time 
  • Greet the sunrise from a hot air balloon above the picturesque Atherton Tablelands

Included In Price

  • Morning pick up from your accommodation in Cairns or Northern Beaches
  • 30-minute hot air balloon flight
  • Flight certificate
  • 4 hours on Green Island – Cruise to Green Island aboard “Reef Rocket” a modern catamaran
  • Choice of snorkelling gear or glass bottom boat tour. Please note a $20 refundable deposit is required for the hire of snorkelling gear (cash or credit card imprint)
  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Use of vessel during time at island as an air-conditioned base

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!

See the best of Cairns in a day, two totally different regions, the Great Barrier Reef and the Atherton Tablelands to make unforgettable memories with your family and friends.

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. 

  • Snorkel the fringing reef off Green Island
  • Swim in crystal clear water
  • Sunbake on the pristine beach
  • Or take a thrilling glass-bottom boat tour
  • Explore the lush rainforest on a walk around the island

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.

Welcome the Sunrise from a Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cairns

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:-

  • Coach pick up service Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • 30 minute hot air balloon flight
  • Hot & cold champagne breakfast
  • Return coach to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Green Island Snorkel Tour

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:

  • Choice of Snorkel gear to explore the fringing reef
  • Or
  • Take a glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkeling demonstration and reef presentation en-route to Green Island
  • Take a self-guided walk around the island to discover the most remote nooks and crannies, and spot unique wildlife
  • Relax on pristine beaches

You can also choose between numerous optional upgrade activities.

Optional Green Island 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! 

Marineland Melanesia

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. 

Journey Back to Cairns

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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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Pick up time will be confirmed at time of booking - approx. 4.00am

Departure Instructions

AM pickup is included

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Green Island
  • Atherton Tablelands
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



12 hours (approx)

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return PM transfer to your accommodation
  • Island upgrade to snorkel gear AND glass bottom boat
  • Semi-submarine coral view tour
  • Seawalker helmet diving
  • Boat snorkel trips
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Floatation vests
  • Lycra suits
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • **Please note there is an Insurance levy of $30 per person payable on day of travel**
  • No Scuba Diving available on half day tours on Green Island
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • For Hot Air Ballooning: $30 per person insurance levy is payable to the operator direct on the day
  • Comfortable shoes
  • During the winter months a light jacket may be required
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • For Green Island: Snorkelling deposit $20 "Refundable Deposit" is required for the hire of snorkelling gear - cash or credit card imprint
  • Swimming costume
  • Camera (charged)
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Cash or credit card for snorkel deposit
  • Cash for drinks and snacks. Souvenirs available for sale on board

  • For Hot Air Ballooning: Infants and children below 4 cannot fly but can accompany on the bus and parents will have to fly separately
  • Green Island: Child price applies to children 4 to 14. Infants 3 and under travel free. Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)

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.

  • Operator's Cancellation Policy: Subject to availability, changing of travel date is possible and permitted at no extra charge. Please provide as much notice as possible.
  • Subject to circumstances, tour operator reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee up to 100% for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of travel.

Cairns Hot Air Balloon & Green Island Combo Package Tour Deal,

Tour Code: 18

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Combo Deal $$$ Saver



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$299.00
Family: au$1,089.00

Tour Code: 18



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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