Hot Air Balloon Cairns

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Did you know that Cairns in Tropical North Queensland is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning? And the only balloon option offering the biggest range of balloon tours in Australia, 100 per cent refunds and flexible free drop-offs to Kuranda, Palm Cove and the beaches as well as connections to most Great Barrier Reef tours is Hot Air Balloon Cairns.

Original. Trusted. Professional and Australia's favourite ride. This is the ultimate scenic experience in the tropics! Only these balloon rides take off every day and truly, one of Australia's best kept secrets. So don't miss out, book well in advance come flying with Australia's most popular balloon ride, as do visitors from over 50 countries that enjoy flights daily.

Start your day by watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Atherton Tablelands then experience your first balloon ride. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. Afterwards, there's pack up games, free wi-fi, in-flight and personal photo portraits too, then drive back through Kuranda and the rainforest mountain drive. Door to door transfers are included or choose to connect after ballooning to Kuranda or the Great Barrier Reef.

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  • Free Wifi

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  • Car park

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Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Hot Air Balloon Cairns and Door to Door transfers

Experience your first balloon ride, highly recommended, excellent value and sure to be a highlight of your Cairns holiday. From the minute you arrive see the spectacle at launch of so many large colourful balloons standing ready for take off at dawn.

Hop onboard to enjoy gently floating over the Atherton Tableland's impressive landscape, west of Cairns, in the quiet morning sunrise and experience the best ballooning day tour in Australia. Come down to earth, there's fun pack up games, see the photos in-flight and personal portraits, taken that morning, then drive through some spectacular rainforest scenery, door to door transfers back to your Cairns accommodation.

Combine two popular tours in one day, enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free connecting transfer to the Cairns Reef Terminal after your ballooning, enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef with a Big Cat cruise to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
The perfect combination in tropical Queensland.

Combine some of the most popular tours in one day, enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free connecting transfer to Skyrail cableway, float over the rainforest to the Village of Kuranda and enjoy free time to browse the markets and unique boutique shops and crafts. At the end of your Kuranda day, enjoy the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway train trip back to Cairns city.

Combine two popular tours in one day, enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free connecting transfer to Quicksilver cruises and the Port Douglas marina after your ballooning, enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef with Australia's most popular reef tour with Quicksilver Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef. A day to remember with this ideal combination in tropical Queensland.

Enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free air conditioned coach to transfer to Cairns city and a delicious breakfast at Shangri-La Hotel Cairns, overlooking the Cairns waterfront.
There beside the marina and Cairns Reef Terminal, relax and take in the gorgeous panorama of yachts and the Cairns bay.

There's time to stroll over to the Cairns Esplanade and lagoon and some shopping or enjoy after relaxing by the pool, today is a day to truly relax.

Enjoy a day when you combine two popular tours in one day, enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free connecting transfer to the village of Kuranda. After strolling along the main street and all the wonderful local arts shops, then a short walk to the Skyrail station and hop onboard the cablecar to glide in the gondola over the rainforest to Smithfield, Cairns.

Enjoy a morning floating up up and away with Hot Air Balloon Cairns and then with a free connecting transfer to Cairns city waterfront and a delicious breakfast at Shangri-La Hotel. Look out on the marina, this is a gorgeous view across the Cairns bay area and it's a one minute stroll to Cairns Reef Terminal.
Choose to relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast and maybe some shopping after in Cairns city or stroll over to the Cairns lagoon or your hotel pool and enjoy a day in the tropics.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill.

Bougainville Reef Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Bougainville Reef is a small reef in the Northern Coral Sea surrounded by some amazing dive sites. Only four kilometres in diameter, and offering no shelter in rough weather, Bougainville Reef is usually only dived on a stop-off between other reefs in this remote area.

Tropical North Queensland

Cairns, Cairns Area
Welcome to Paradise - Tropical North Queensland. Whether it's an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience. Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest.

Whale Bommie Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Whale Bommie is a giant coral head located off the southern side of Milln Reef. This popular Cairns dive site has something for everyone. While the main bommie varies in depth from 5 metres to 22 metres, more experienced divers can also explore a scattering of smaller bommies in depths to 26 metres.

Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture.

Wet Tropics Rainforest

Cairns, Cairns Area
The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and experienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Holloways is one of the first of the city’s famous northern beaches.

Gulf Savannah

Cairns, Cairns Area
The Gulf Savannah is a vast, rugged land where natural attractions of extraordinary beauty including spectacular gorges and lava tubes are in stark contrast to the wide, open spaces. Friendly characters and historic towns showcase the outback's rich pioneering heritage and offer a true Australian adventure.

Edge Hill

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
The leafy inner city suburb of Edge Hill is one of Cairn’s oldest and most popular suburbs. Beautifully restored Federation and pre-war era homes line the streets, set within established manicured gardens.
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