Combine two of Cairns' best tour experiences in this awesome two-day package that will see you snorkelling with thousands of different fish and brightly coloured corals on our Great Barrier Reef tour, then taking to the skies on a hot air balloon flight for a sunrise view you'll never forget!
Day One – Great Barrier Reef Tour
Departing from Cairns on day one you will board a fast and stable power-catamaran for the cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Once there you will disembark onto a spacious two-level floating pontoon that is permanently moored in one of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the outer reef.
Enjoy five hours of snorkelling, swimming, eating, drinking and relaxing on the reef, with heaps of different activities to keep both adults and kids entertained.
Be sure to get an early night after your Great Barrier Reef tour because on day two you will be getting up early to experience a sunrise like never before.
Day Two – Hot Air Ballooning Flight
Taking off on your hot air balloon flight near the small farming community of Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, around one hour west of Cairns, you will float gently into the sky to watch the land slowly fill with light as the sun rises.
Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands, creeks, forests, hills and valleys below as the wind carries the hot air balloon softly through the sky.
Enjoy your day on this Great Barrier Reef tour that departs from Cairns on a 2-level outer reef pontoon where you can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, scenic helicopter flights, relaxing and spotting a huge variety of marine life from tiny clownfish to giant clams and meeting Wally the famous Maori Wrasse.
All high-quality snorkelling equipment and instruction are provided and you have unlimited snorkelling for the 5 hours you will spend on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
If you'd prefer to stay dry, you can still experience the wonderful underwater world of the reef in the underwater observatory on the pontoon or during a ride on a glass-bottom boat tour.
Kids will love the fish feeding show where giant trevally, red bass and other pelagic fish get into a feeding frenzy close to the pontoon. Parents can also relax knowing the kids are safe in the swimming enclosure designed just for little ones.
Enjoy morning and afternoon tea plus a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch all included.
Experience the majestic sight of an awesome Tropical North Queensland sunrise from a hot air balloon flight on the Atherton Tablelands on our Great Barrier Reef and hot air balloon flight combo package deal.
Getting up extra early will definitely be worth it when you watch the giant hot air balloon take shape as it slowly fills with hot air, soon to be carrying you and other lucky riders calmly and silently over the beautiful landscape west of Cairns.
Enjoy 360-degree views of the Atherton Tablelands near the small farming town of Mareeba. Orchards, fields, rivers, forest and farmhouses dot the landscape as it slowly fills with light as the sun rises, creating a picturesque backdrop for your hot air balloon ride.
You will have 30 minutes of flight time to enjoy the vistas as far as the eye can see before the balloon slowly touches back down on the ground.
Enjoy talking abut your hot air balloon flight as you enjoy a champagne breakfast and refreshments.
On your transfer back to your accommodation you will see a range of Cairns' landscapes, from dry open savannah to thick tropical rainforest to lush farmlands.
Upgrade your Cairns combo package tour deal experience with one of these awesome optional add-ons! Talk to our expert travel consultants today to see how your Cairns tour combo package deal can be upgraded with one of the options below.
Upgrade your white-water rafting experience to the next level with Xtreme Rafting! Take on grade 3-4 rapids with guaranteed small groups allowing you to raft faster and further than on a normal tour. Challenge yourself with extra extreme activities like cliff-jumping, rapid swimming and raft surfing. This option is perfect for those adventurous travellers who want to experience the most extreme white-water rafting possible while in Cairns.
Spend a day on beautiful Fitzroy Island surrounded by clear blue water and vibrant coral reefs full of marine life just waiting to be explored. Enjoy snorkelling, diving, hiking the many paths through the island, kayaking, jumping on the floating trampoline, or just relaxing with a drink in the shade of a coconut tree – you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like on Fitzroy Island.
The fringing coral reef that lies just off the beach is home to a range of hard and soft corals, thousands of different brightly coloured fish, friendly sea turtles and more. Add a Fitzroy Island day trip to your Cairns itinerary and see how good life can be on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef.
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January - December
Hot Air Ballooning - 6 Hours
Reef Adventure - 8 Hours
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