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Address: Pandanus Plaza Shop 10 30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4015 2622
03:30 - 05:30
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 03:30 - 05:30
08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Take off on a romantic hot air balloon ride, every day, west of Port...

Take off on a romantic hot air balloon ride, every day, west of Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef, hot air balloons take off into the wide open blue skies. There's something about floating in the still morning sky in a hot-air balloon that brings out the romantic in all of us. It could be the absolute silence; it could be the feeling that you're as free as a bird.

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Fly along the sun rise!

Wanted to do the hot air balloon ride for long, and we did it finally. The experience was amazing and would stay back with us for long. The pick up from our hotel was done at... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted to do the hot air balloon ride for long, and we did it finally. The experience was amazing and would stay back with us for long. The pick up from our hotel was done at 3:30am, worth all the pain! Mareeba itself is a beautiful place but as soon as we saw the balloons it felt like a postcard... More 

Thank _ananya_nsw
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It was well worth the early morning wakeup. A very pleasant informative bus driver, made the trip to the lauch site go quickly. A stop for early morning coffee help to wake us up. The balloon ride was a genuine experience from filling the balloon, the fantastic flight, the landing and helping to deflate the balloon. Well worth the effort.

Thank AlanRPeck
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

What better way to celebrate your 60th birthday than to take a balloon flight over the Atherton tablelands. Thanks to Lindsay, Shaun and Dean for a wonderful flight.

Thank Geetee56
Croydon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Booked last minute but so glad we decided to do this. It's an early start but well worth it. Amazing views. Markham was flying the balloon and he was great! Landing was fun too

Thank jen1984sep
Guangzhou, China
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

With sunrising, it's a breathtaking experience with no doubt! It's actually set off in Cairns so it would be better if you live in Cairns. The staves are all kind and funny who show us the best coffee around area.

Thank Michael W
Jesup, GA
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231 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

First hot air balloon ride....worst part was climbing into & getting out of the basket with short legs. The scenery was beautiful and it was definitely worth doing!

Thank paharlen
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy hot air ballooning and this is the fifth or sixth time we've done it in the past few years. I'd rate the scenery as good to very good. More importantly, this is a well run outfit that puts safety first and gives excellent instructions. Staff was very friendly, too

Thank ThomasTXNY
Canberra, Australia
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98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We did this as part of my husbands 50th birthday celebrations. The early start was worth it as we had to drive ourselves from Port Douglas leaving at 3.15am to arrive at Mareeba by 4.30am. It was a bonus actually having to drive as we got to see the full set-up of the balloons before the buses arrived from Cairns.... More 

Thank MudgeeJo
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

An early start (pick up 4.10am) and the kids had a nap in the bus on the way there. After about an hour's drive to the Atherton tablelands half a dozen balloons come into sight. The massive balloons inflate in a surprisingly short time! It was cool in the morning, but not freezing and once you are in the balloon,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Very early start. We were picked up from our hotel at 4.30am by Jada and then taken to the launch site just out of Mareeba. Our balloon took off as the dawn was breaking and the view from the balloon through he mist and fog as the sun rose was truly magical. It was winter, and cold and I am... More 

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