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DurationDuration30 mini
Start & End TimeStart & End Time4:00 am
Max Group SizeMax Group Size8
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffIncludedi
Minimum AgeMinimum Age4 yrs

What's Included

  • 30-minute scenic balloon flight over the Tablelands
  • Flight certificate
  • $30 aviation levy
  • Transport to and from accommodation  
  • Cross country balloon chase aboard coach
  • Hot and cold champagne breakfast
  • In-flight photographs available for purchase

What's Excluded

  • Civil Aviation & other insurance charges, takeoff/landing fee, transfer costs, GST & administration charges (total of $30 pp and payable on the day of travel).

Why Do We Love This

We love that this tour gives you a different view of Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. The champagne breakfast is pretty cool too! 

What to Expect


Soar above Cairns for spectacular views of the Mareeba Valley and Atherton Tablelands! Witness an impressive balloon inflation display and prepare to rise sky high. You'll float gently above the picturesque landscape and enjoy an experience that will stay with you forever.

It's an early wake up to catch the sunrise! You'll be picked up from your accommodation at 4.00am. From there, travel to Mareeba via the Kuranda Range. 

Next, from 6:00 – 6:30 am, your guides will select a suitable launch site and prepare the balloon for takeoff! 

Depending on passenger numbers there are usually two 30-minute flights each morning. The first group will take off in the balloon, while the second group follows from the ground in a coach. See if you can see your fellow travellers waving! For those on land, this is the perfect moment to spot awakening wildlife and birdlife.

After the first flight, you'll swap activities.
Get ready to admire some stunning panoramas during the flight. You will fly inland in the direction of the Outback and east towards the hills that belong to the Great Dividing Range, that separate the Tablelands from the coast. There'll be plenty of photo opportunities! And don't forget to smile for the in-flight photographs.

From 7:45 – 8:15 am it's time to dismantle the balloon from its basket. Then at 8.30 am make a comfort stop to check out the amazing photos taken during your flight. You'll also enjoy a hot and cold champagne breakfast. Yum! 

Afterwards, make your way back to Cairns where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation. You'll be ready to take on the say after this fantastic start!  

This is a 30-minute balloon ride. Departs daily from Cairns and Port Douglas 4.00am and returns at 10.30am.


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Terms & Conditions:
  • This tour is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

  • By booking this tour you confirm that you do not have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to participate

  • If you have a medical condition and/or you are unsure that you are physically able to participate in the activity, we recommend that you consult a medical practitioner before participating

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations or changes more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost
  • Changes to date made within 24 hours of departure: $15 change fee

All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.


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