Hot Air Balloon Cairns
Hot Air Balloon Cairns
4.5
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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 from a very different perspective. So many colourful balloons, the Koala, Roo, World Globe, Honeymoon, Aussie balloons and more. Connect before the Great Barrier Reef to Quicksilver, Great Adventures Big Cat Green Island and more same day. Combine with Skyrail and Kuranda Tours, No bookings fees or credit card fees when you book with us direct and maximum flexibility in dates and refunds too
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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ATISH G
Kodagu (Coorg), India8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The thought of being picked up at 3:50 am was daunting. Yet, we signed up. A cosy bus ride through winding roads suddenly opens up over vast plains.
And right there, firing up for an adventure, were 3 colourful giants.
Some 24 of us, comfortably standing in one of them, the brightest of reds, watched it fill up. Safety instructions given, saying cheese for free photos, we braced for take off.
The jerks didn't come and soon enough we slowly rose up and up and into the clouds.
WOW. What a sight. The cool clouds were cancelled off by the warmth of the hot air filling the balloon.
The vistas of the horizon, the Sun lighting up the morning skies, the earth below changing hues from darkish to a golden glow into bright green..
After about 30 minutes of oohs and aahs we slowly made our descent.

The champagne and the little snack were great and we got memories and a certificate for keepsake too.
Written 16 January 2024
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What a fantastic commentary on your hot air balloon experience, ATISH G! Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to share your morning. We're thrilled you enjoyed yourself!
Written 30 January 2024
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Qi Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A big thank you to funny Brownie, professional Bob and friendly Brian! We felt safe and happy! My mom and I really had an amazing experience with you guys!
Best memory in Cairns!
Highly recommended 100%!
Written 26 November 2023
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Thanks 375qiy! Brownie, Bob, and Brian are beaming reading your review! We're all so thrilled you had a safe and happy experience, and we appreciate the recommendation! Thanks for choosing us and highlighting the team's dedication - it brings sunshine to our days. We hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure! ☀️
Written 11 January 2024
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Linda C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
From being collected by Brownie, who was so funny even that early in the day, through to the journey back to our hotel this was the perfect hot air balloon experience. It was more than just the ride, nothing was too much trouble, we felt safe and well cared for. I can’t imagine anyone could do it better, such a great day with very happy memories.
Written 18 November 2023
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We're incredibly grateful for your fantastic review, lindacY5195WV! 🌟 Brownie's legendary early morning humour 🌅 is a key part of our experience, and we're thrilled to hear he helped craft such memorable moments for you. Our goal is to offer an experience that transcends the balloon flight itself 🎈, and it's wonderful to know we've achieved this. Thank you for sharing your day of happy memories with us! 🥳
Written 11 January 2024
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Rolfe
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Early start but well worth it for the experience and views. Felt very safe at all times. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable and eager to assist.
Written 17 November 2023
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Great to hear, nuttynuts8! 🌟 Thanks for sharing the wonderful feedback 😊, and we're glad you enjoyed your hot air balloon experience 🎈!
Written 11 January 2024
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TammyF55
Stoney Creek, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Loved this hot air balloon adventure! Saw the sun rise over the lovely town of Mareeba while watching kangaroo and wallaby in the paddocks below! The crew and pilot were entertaining and fun! Loved the bubbles and snacks provided at the end of our ride! Well worth a visit!
Written 13 November 2023
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Thanks, Tammy5563🌅! There's nothing like experiencing the start of a brand new day over the Atherton Tablelands from a hot air balloon, and we're happy to be able to share the experience 🎈🦘 We're so glad it was worth your visit 🥂!
Written 11 January 2024
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wesleywaynev
Dominica2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great staff, fun experience. Saw wallabys and kangaroos. After flight beverages and snacks a nice touch. The pilot was informative of the region and shared information about it.
Written 12 November 2023
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Thanks for your superb review, wesleywaynev🌟! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the wildlife sightings and our after-flight refreshments, and we appreciate the comment about your pilot's expertise🎈🦘.
Written 11 January 2024
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BaronFoer
Jacksonville, FL907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This was a great event. Abit of a drive to get there but absolutely well worth it. Got to see a lot of the voubtryside and several farms. Capt Josh was friendly and informative. The landing was skilled and soft. Snacks and champagne super at the end. Experience of a lifetime.
Written 9 November 2023
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Thank you, BaronFoer, for your fantastic review 🌟! We're thrilled that Captain Josh's expertise and the charming countryside views made your hot air balloon experience memorable 🎈. Your kind words and 5 star rating are greatly appreciated, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more sky-high adventures 🚀!
Written 11 January 2024
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Sandra W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our driver Brownie was so pleasant and accommodating considering he picked us up at 3:50 AM, and then our pilot Frank made this an experience of a lifetime by answering all questions, flying us over areas where we can see the animals hopping around in their natural habitat, then provided refreshments & certificates after the ride...simply amazing 👏🏽 😀 😉
Written 7 November 2023
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Great to hear, D1569SBsandraw! 🌟 Thanks so much for leaving a review 📝, and we appreciate the shout out to Brownie and Frank 🚌🎈 - they'll be appreciative of the mention 🙏.
Written 11 January 2024
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David M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Great staff who maintained a relaxed atmosphere - even with a cheeky cow after landing. Beautiful views.
Written 31 October 2023
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Ha ha, yes, those cows sure can be inquisitive! 🐄👀 We're thrilled 😃 to hear you enjoyed your morning 🌅 and thanks for taking the time to leave such great feedback 🙏.
Written 11 January 2024
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George F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A wonderful time with a great professional staff who made me feel completely safe and also had a fun and entertaining attitude. I might only balloon once in my life, but I can definitely say I've done it with the best. What a memorable experience !!
Written 28 October 2023
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Thanks so much, georgefM9000EJ ❤️! It's heart-warming 🥰 to read when people have taken their maiden hot air balloon flight 🎈 with us. Definitely a bucket-list activity ✅, although we do hope you have the opportunity to experience ballooning again 🌤️!
Written 11 January 2024
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