Cairns Ballooning,  Atherton Tablelands Ballooning

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Imagine hot air ballooning over the Cairns Atherton Tablelands, Tropical North Queensland Australia.  As the sun rises so do the hot air balloons. From your hot air balloon you will experience spectacular sunrise view whilst ballooning over stunning Mareeba Valley.

Our Cairns Tourist Beach Information Centre has a full range of Cairns Hot Air Ballooning information, trips and packages to save your budget. Combine a hot air Cairns balloon flight with another half day attraction and save when you book through us.

Cairns Hot Air Ballooning options and locations

Hot air ballooning takes place in the Mareeba Valley approximately 1 hours scenic drive by coach. The Mareeba valley is known as the most popular location in Australia for hot air ballooning flights with breathtaking views over the Atherton Tablelands first light. From your balloon see Kangaroos, local fauna and panoramic views.

We have a huge range of tour options in our information centre if there is another tour option you would like or special request please contact us  Below are our seven most popular options.

1. 30 MINUTES HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT & CROSS COUNTRY BALLOON CHASE: Includes FREE pick up and drop off at your hotel Cairns/Northern Beaches. This is the most affordable option with pick up at approximately 4.15 am.

2. 30 MINUTES HOT AIR SCENIC BALLOON FLIGHT & EXPRESS RETURN TO CAIRNS: (approximately 8.30 am return to allow time to join other tours.) Includes FREE pick up approximately 4 am and drop off at your hotel Cairns/northern Beaches.

3. 60 MINUTES HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT: With FREE PICK UP and drop off at your Cairns and Northern Beaches Hotel.

4. SELF DRIVE OPTION: Saves on your budget by self-driving to Mareeba, ideal if you are already staying on the Atherton Tablelands or are continuing on a self drive tour of the Atherton Tablelands. 30 minute or 60 minute flight. We give you driving directions to get there.

5. HOT AIR BALLOONING LUXURY EXPERIENCE: Great idea for special occasions such as anniversaries, proposals, birthdays etc or as a gift. Enjoy one hour 2×30 minute flights and then enjoy a gourmet breakfast available at own cost at numerous winers and cafes close to your hot air ballon arrival point.

6. HOT AIR BALLOONING FROM PORT DOUGLAS: Great self-drive packages from Port Douglas. See our Balloon Adventure Packages options: We can combine your Cairns hot air ballooning flight with another Cairns day tour e.g. Cairns Hot Air Ballooning & Skyrail, or Kuranda Rail, Cairns Hot Air Ballooning & Rafting, Cairns Hot Air Ballooning & ATV Quad Bikes,  Cairns Hot Air Ballooning & Horse-riding on the same day. What about  2 day packages  including Cairns Hot Air Ballooning and Green Island, Cairns Hot Air Ballooning and Fitzroy Island, or Cairns Hot Air Ballooning and Outer Barrier Reef packages. We can make up any combo you’d like, just ask.


General Cairns Hot Air Balloon Information

Ballooning is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. Flat enclosed shoes required, outdoor clothing. Our Cairns Beaches Information Centre is closest information centre to the Kuranda range road to Mareeba. Drop in the day before for self drive maps to Mareeba ballooning pick up point or contact us by phone or email for details to be sent to you without even leaving your arm chair.

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