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Hot Air Balloon Cairns

Closed Now: 3:30 am - 5:30 am, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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“balloon ride”(20 reviews)
“launch site”(11 reviews)
Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly here in Cairns as it just like a balloon festival every day. Come flying & enjoy the wonder, romance & silence of the Australian bush as you see kangaroos & Australian wildlife...more
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Hours Today: 3:30 am - 5:30 am, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns
1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4039 9900
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Up and on the road very early. I'm glad I wasn't driving. The balloons and baskets were beautiful and I felt very safe. We were adrift for 35 minutes over farmland. I wish it was a longer ride. Very enjoyable!

Thank Mcdon0259
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

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 24 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting Australia for 3 weeks with 2 kids (13 and 10 yr olds). Booked this balloon ride while we were in Cairns with the intention of self driving to the pickup point in Mareeba after visiting the Atherton Tablelands. I completely messed up and booked...More

Thank Shane V
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

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

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 4 August 2018

Absolutely fantastic and worth the money. The trip is very well organized, they picked me up from the hotel, early in the morning (I overslept but waited for me:)). The views were spectacular, the sunrise, the mountains and the ocean. It was cold, so better...More

Thank Beata B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I always wanted to try hot air balloon but was hesitant. I am glad that I finally did it in Cairns with Hot Air Ballooning. From booking to the experience they were professional. I particularly like how they use SMS message to confirm the trip...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 6 July 2018

What an amazing experience this was! Although the idea of being up in the air with no engine was a scary thought, the professional manner and cheerful confidence of all of the staff involved soon set my mind at rest, and the incredibly quiet and...More

Thank mcgl
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