Cairns Hot Air Balloon & Reef Trip Combo Tour Deal

Tour Code: 619

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Palm Cove

Save up to $36 Combo Package Tour Deal
  • Enjoy 5 hours of unlimited snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Rising to the sky in a hot air balloon in the silence of the sleeping countryside below is surreal
  • Watch as the people and animals below suddenly realise there is a whole bunch of people in a hot air balloon above them, it's priceless!
  • See thousands of different species of brightly coloured fish, friendly sea turtles, harmless and beautiful reef sharks, giant clams and much more!

Included In Price

  • Hot air ballooning
  • 30-minute scenic balloon flight
  • Cross country balloon chase aboard coach
  • Reef adventure
  • 5 full hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Unlimited snorkeling... all equipment and instruction supplied
  • Informative reef presentations with Marine Naturalists
  • Underwater observatory to see the reef up close
  • Fish feeding and coral viewing for the non swimmers and children
  • Cruising the reef and staying dry in a glass bottom boat
  • A safe swimming enclosure for the children - Children are well catered for!
  • Semi–submersible tours with interactive commentary
  • A Sumptuous hot and cold tropical smorgasbord/buffet lunch, including prawns
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lowest passenger numbers to a large two storey platform “Marine World”
  • A really friendly, personalised and professional service
  • Wetsuit or Lycra Suit

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.


  • Buffet lunch on Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Snorkeling gear - lycra suits - flotation equipment
  • Semi-submersible submarine tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Marine Biology presentation
  • German and French speaking crew
  • Fish feeding and identification sessions
  • Sunbathing deck chairs and shade

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.


  • Half hour hot air balloon flight 
  • Hot and cold champagne breakfast 
  • Cross country hot air balloon chase on coach
  • In flight photographs vailable for purchase 

Great Barrier Reef Tour - Moore Reef Floating Pontoon

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.

Hot Air Balloon Flight - Cairns

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.

Cairns Package Tour Combo Deal Add-ons

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. 

Extreme Rafting

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. 

Fitzroy Island Day Trip

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. 

See more Great Barrier Reef combo package tour deals 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Hot Air Ballooning – Departs Cairns app 4.00am and returns approx. 10.15am 
  • Reef Adventure – Departs Cairns Marina 9.00am and returns 5.00pm
Departure Instructions

Please add your accommodation details on the booking form and we will send pick up information.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Palm Cove
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Weather permitting


Hot Air Ballooning - 6 Hours
Reef Adventure - 8 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • In-flight Hot Air Ballooning photographs available for purchase
  • Seabob Rides
  • Security lockers
  • Underwater camera
  • Massage treatment
  • Licensed bar
  • Souvenirs available
  • Prescription Masks
  • Option tour add-ons: Extreme Rafting or Fitzroy Island Reef Trip
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information
  • Hot Air Ballooning is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant 
  • Passengers must be able to get in and out of the hot air balloon basket unassisted 
  • Jacket or Jumper and long pants during cooler months (May - Sept) (ballooning adventure)
  • Bottle of Water & snack (ballooning adventure)
  • Comfortable FLAT shoes (ballooning adventure)
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Cash or credit card

  • Not Suitable for 3 years or younger
  • Children Under 18 Years Travelling Alone- If under 18 years written parental consent will be required for all activities

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.


  • All packages are non-refundable, not transferable or exchangeable and not valid with any other offers
  • Missing Your Coach Pick Up - If you are not waiting at the pick-up point at the date and time specified in your booking, then you will forfeit 100% of the total price paid. At the discretion of the tour operator, if you miss your coach departure you may be able to reschedule for another day subject to the payment of a rescheduling fee (this covers administration charges and the provision of meals where applicable)
  • If you do not check in at the date and time specified in your booking, then you will forfeit 100% of the total price paid.
  • At the discrection of the tour operator, if you miss your boat departure you may be able to reschedule for another day subject to the payment of a rescheduling fee (this covers administraion charges and the provision of meals where applicable)

Cairns Hot Air Balloon & Reef Trip Combo Tour Deal

Tour Code: 619

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Palm Cove

Save up to $36 Combo Package Tour Deal



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

Child: au$458.00
Family: au$1,832.00

Tour Code: 619



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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