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When booking, select from a 30- or 60-minute flight to fit your schedule. Arise early for convenient pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel. Convenient hotel pickup means you only have to be semi-awake for the pre-dawn ride to the launch site, where you'll climb into the balloon's sturdy basket and take off. 

Take in spectacular views of the Atherton Tablelands' rolling hills, rivers, and farmlands as dawn breaks. Snap photos and listen to engaging commentary on the area from your pilot, who will point out all the local highlights. 

Land gently just after dawn and help the pilot deflate, roll, and repack the huge balloon for an unusual experience to finish your tour. End with drop-off back at your hotel in time for breakfast.
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Hot Air Balloon Cairns
Atherton Tablelands
Make sure you get the best possible views of Tropical North Queensland on this hot-air balloon ride at sunrise. Book this popular activity ahead of time to plan your trip and those frame-worthy photos of Atherton Tablelands as the dawn breaks. You can roll right out of bed and enjoy convenient pickup at your hotel in Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches.
  • Aerial views of the Atherton Tablelands from a balloon vantage point
  • In-depth commentary on the area from your pilot
  • Customize your experience with different tour length options
  • Commemorative certificate to hang along with your stunning photos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

This was such a unique experience and so worth the cost! We were in the second balloon flight, which we really enjoyed because we could see the other balloons take off and get some great photos of them all together before it was our turn....More

Thank Alyce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Bucket list item

Extremely friendly staff. Dave was our bus driver & guide. Made everyone feel comfortable. Yes it is an early morning start, 4:30am pickup from our motel, definitely worth it. Our group had a couple with two young boys & a quite nervous lady. They all...More

Thank scooby9751
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Great time

The guys from Hot Air Ballooning Cairns were great very professional, informative and relax without being too over the top. All the crew had great sense of humor and were fun. Enjoyed the flight and had alot of fun. Well done guys. Happy to provide...More

Thank katsg44
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Excellent experience

Apart from having to wake up really early (we got picked up at 4am) it was a great experience. We got picked up directly at the hotel, the staff was super nice and helpful and the whole thing went very smoothly. The ride was smooth...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 August 2018
unforgettable experience

Every thing very well organized, the staff very friendly and helpful. They picked me up from the hotel and even gave a wake up call (it starts at 4am). The captain was very professional, took care of our safety, but most of all the experience...More

Thank Beata B
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Sheila P
27 July 2018|
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As far as I remember snorkeling and hot air balloon has to have a 12 or 24 hour gap as both have opposite effect on body. I would suggest hot air ballon to be done early morning as it gets hot later. I took a 6am flight. It... More
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