Everyone should experience Hot Air Ballooning at least once. The tranquil exhilaration of floating with the wind at sunrise over beautiful scenery is absolutely unforgettable. Book now!
Equally thrilling and relaxing, a hot-air ballooning adventure is a pure and unforgettable experience – especially over the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. Depending on the wind direction, your flight will take you over the river allowing unparalleled views of the spectacular skyline, beautiful parks and gardens, tree lined towns and rolling countryside. The still morning air makes flying conditions perfect during what is known in the hot-air ballooning industry as the "weather window", a gloriously peaceful time.
The hot-air ballooning journey begins with a briefing by the pilot before you head to the launch site and, if you like, help prepare the hot-air balloon for flight. Thirty minutes later you'll be drifting gracefully over the countryside. The hot-air ballooning flight itself will last around half an hour.
After gently touching down again a hot air ballooning flight certificate is distributed to all passengers, rounding off a fabulous adventure.
Hot Air Balloon flights take place at sunrise. The exact time of your Hot Air Balloon flight experience will vary based upon the time of year and will be sent to you upon booking.
This is a Hot Air Balloon Flight for 1 (there will be others in the balloon basket with you).
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Had an amazing time, everyone was great and helpful and Harry our driver was a scream, so funny he helped make the day. I can't wait to do it again. Thanks to everyone for making the experience such a fun and memorable one
Steve our pilot was amazing
I did not receive the gift tin that Casey said she will send as a gift for my husband as I have bought this hot air balloon secretly for the trip.
If anything I would've liked to incorporate breakfast
Excellent Adventure Loved It - Would highly recommend to friends and family
The staff were exceptional, professional and totally in tune with their clients needs. I have already recommended this experience to my friends.
I. Have had the experience before and I chose to take a new friend that has not been ballooning before and does have a fear of heights. Her reaction was good and totally enjoyed the experience. Would recommend it to all ages.
We thought it was awsome and the pilot Dave was very professional in the flight.
We thoroughly enjoyed are experience. However some of the crew introduced themselves. Perhaps if all did so would be better.I am aware the crew are busy, I feel a little more interaction between crew and passengers would be helpful. eg. "where are you from and what is your first name. This would encourage more participation I feel. Thanks for a great ride. We're still talking about it, and passing on our experience with you guys. Thanks, Mike n Joy
My fiance' had an awesome and hype up from Skydive and a relaxing day at hot air ballooning
When and where can I fly?
The spectacular flight takes place over Mareeba. Take off is just after daybreak when the air is mild and still and the launch site varies depending on wind conditions.
What about transport?
Departs daily ex Cairns between 4.00am - 4.30am
Returns to Cairns 10.00am
NB: Departure and return times are approximate and vary from summer to winter