Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flights

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • While floating above the landscape, do keep your eyes peeled for animals, they often hide but suddenly you could spot some ’roos take off!  
  • It’s a good idea to wear a hat because of the heat from the burner which can also give off soot, so also avoid wearing white or light clothes.

After being picked up at either your Cairns accommodation, your air-conditioned coach will take you on a scenic drive to the hot air balloon lift off area. Spectacular landscape views greet your departure as you fly gently over the Atherton Tablelands and see patchworks of farmland.

This amazing trip is accompanied by expert interpretive commentary with a fun and highly trained crew as well as an exciting cross-country balloon chase. Maximise the moment by doubling the ride time, that way you get to have two 30min rides over different countryside.

The fun of your floating adventure continues in landing with amusing pack-up games. On the return coach ride, use the free Wi-Fi to share the fab memories with your friends. A great keepsake of this experience is the Commemorative Certificate you’re given afterwards.

Ballooning: A Top 3 Cairns Must-do

After being picked up at your Cairns accommodation, your air-conditioned coach will take you to the balloon’s departure point to watch your transport inflate, it seems almost magically. As you gently lift off under a beautiful sunrise, the picturesque landscape spreads out in front of you. Flying gently over the Atherton Tablelands and Mareeba, you’re guided by a fun and highly trained crew who deliver interesting commentary to inform you all about your memorable air adventure. You’ll also enjoy an exciting cross-country balloon chase, the fun continuing with pack-up games on landing. Share great memories on the return coach ride with the free Wi-Fi. The Commemorative Certificate you receive makes a wonderful souvenir.

Double the Fun

Extend your balloon adventure by doubling the ride time: Maximise your air time with two 30min hot air balloon rides. Float further to view different countryside on each trip, with more stunning views of the Atherton Tablelands as well as Mareeba. Enjoy more time to take in the wide-open spaces as well as the peacefulness that accompanies this historic form of flight. The fun of the ride is matched by the pack-up games when you land. A special memento of your floating adventure is the Commemorative Certificate you’ll receive afterwards.

Special treat: Private Charter Indulgence

A personal chauffeur takes you on a scenic drive to begin your air adventure. Arrive to see the impressive inflating of the hot air balloon before taking to the sky over the Atherton Tablelands for a bird’s-eye view, a unique experience with the dawn light enhancing the amazing vistas unfolding beneath. For a whole hour, enjoy the picturesque landscape before coming back to earth. Then you’ll be taken to the five-star beachfront Sea Temple Resort & Spa for a delicious gourmet breakfast with sparkling wine served at your private table. Return time is flexible up till noon so you can decide when you want to depart – your hardest decision of the day! A complimentary digital photo set for you to keep as a souvenir adds to the amazing memories.

Included In Price

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • 30 or 60 minute Hot Air Balloon flight
  • Expert interpretive commentary by your pilot
  • Free WiFi on board coach transfers
  • Commemorative certificate
Tour Languages Offered
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From


Departure Time

4.15 am - 5:00 am pick up from Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove

Atherton Tablelands

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Does not operate Christmas Day
Does not operate New Years Day


30 minutes or 60 minutes

Available for Purchase / Hire


Fitness Level Required


  • Guests need to be able to independently get themselves in and out of the balloon basket.
  • Pregnant women are not permitted to participate

Height: From 120 Cm / 3ft11in

  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Casual layered clothing - jacket recommended
  • Peak Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle

Minimum age is 3 years

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.

Cancellatiosn received within 24 hours of departure receive no refund

Hot Air Balloon Flights with return transfers

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

Hot Air Balloon Flights



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

Child: au$219.00
Family: au$878.00

Tour Code: 47



15 yrs & over

3 - 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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