Hot Air Ballooning - Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning - Cairns

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!

Mareeba (Cairns)
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Item: HO15093TA
Our Price: $235
$160 child (4 - 14)
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  • Description

    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).

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
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    21 May 18  (Monday) Full
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  • Reviews
    12 Reviews
    4.8 out of 5

    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

    Pauline M   5 out of 5

    Steve our pilot was amazing

    Jacqueline Y   5 out of 5

    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.

    Poh   5 out of 5

    If anything I would've liked to incorporate breakfast

    Leanne H   5 out of 5

    Excellent Adventure Loved It - Would highly recommend to friends and family

    Ian   5 out of 5

    The staff were exceptional, professional and totally in tune with their clients needs. I have already recommended this experience to my friends.

    Peter M   5 out of 5

    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.

    Jones   5 out of 5

    We thought it was awsome and the pilot Dave was very professional in the flight.

    Dorothy L   5 out of 5

    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

    Joy P   4 out of 5

    My fiance' had an awesome and hype up from Skydive and a relaxing day at hot air ballooning

    Jim M   5 out of 5
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • No particular level of fitness or experience is required but you must be able to stand up for the duration of the flight
    • Minimum age is 5 years. 0 – 4 years are not able to fly but are welcome to accompany parents on the coach
    • Also make mention of any medical concerns, at the time of booking so that we can accommodate you on the day
    • Not suitable for those that are pregnant, wheelchair users or those recovering from recent surgery

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Wear comfortable clothing such as shorts or trousers and a light shirt - warm clothing in winter months (avoid whites)
    • Wear a cap in summer or beanie in winter if desired
    • Wear solid shoes as the ground is often covered with dew in the early morning
    • Your booking confirmation
    • Money for souvenirs
    • Bring your camera or video to capture this spectacular panorama - a photographer's paradise so bring lots of film NB: Departure and return times are approximate and vary from summer to winter

    What is Supplied

    • Exhilarating Tablelands 30 minute balloon flight
    • World's largest commercial balloon
    • Spectacular Tablelands scenery
    • Flight certificate
    • All accommodation transfers
    • Experience is for one person
    • Includes $30 Pay on Board fee for Civil Aviation insurance, landing fees and transfer costs

    More Information

    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

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