Hot Air Ballooning
Prices from $420 AUD


As Australia's largest and most respected Balloon operator, balloon tours depart daily from Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Trinity Beach, Cairns Beaches and the Atherton Tablelands with door to door transfers included in your hot air ballooning ticket.




  • 40 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight
  • Flight certificate
  • Entry into the Mareeba Heritage Museum
  • Accommodation transfers included
  • Approx 4.15am start (returns approx 10.30am)

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From 1/04/2023 to 31/03/2025 weekdaysweekends
Hot Air Ballooning - self drive 40 minute Balloon flight - self drive to Mareeba $420.00$450.00
Hot Air Ballooning - hotel transfers, cairns 40 minute Balloon flight - transfers from Cairns city accommodation $440.00$495.00
Hot Air Ballooning - hotel transfers, beaches 40 minute Balloon flight - transfers from Northern Beaches accommodation $440.00$495.00
Please Note: Children = 4 - 14 years - not suitable for infants
PLEASE NOTE: Weekend rate also applies to any bookings on public holidays


Because our balloons are gently carried along by the wind, every flight is different. We have over a hundred different take off and landing sites around the Mareeba Valley, with your launch site being chosen on the morning by our Chief Pilot based on wind direction.

Your Day

  • 05.00am (approx) - Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation & hotels by a Hot Air Cairns coach for your Hot Air Balloon ride. There is a one hour transfer. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.
  • 06.30am - Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day!
  • 07.50am - Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.
  • 09.00-09.30am - The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise). We can drop you back to your Cairns accommodation or, with prior notice, we can drop you off to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Skyrail, Tjapukai or perhaps a Cairns cafe or restaurant if you would like to have breakfast at your own arrangements.
Digital photos are available to view & purchase


Self Drive Options

If you'd like to spend the day exploring the Tablelands after your early morning Balloon flight and have your own transportation you may be interested in the self Drive Options. It's an easy drive from Cairns to Mareeba and takes just under an hour.



Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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