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Balloon With Hot Air Port Douglas and Cairns

Experience the wonder, romance and silence of a hot air balloon ride. Taking off daily from Cairns to Port Douglas, come fly with them, the hot air ballooning capital of the southern hemisphere. It’s just like a balloon festival every day so book today for memories to last a lifetime.

Be amazed at the spectacle of how a hot air balloon inflates and takes shape. Launch at dawn, hop in and take off gently to float over the Atherton Tablelands. Experience the wonders of flight, every hot air balloon is a different design. Watch for wildlife, hear the sounds of silence and nature below. Listen to your pilot’s expert commentary. Enjoy the balloon festival atmosphere before coming back to earth. Have cameras at the ready for a cross country balloon chase. A full hot and cold breakfast buffet is available for those with a hearty appetite. Enjoy champagne to toast your flight. Round trip coach transfers are available and receive a free flight souvenir.

Touring Options

Ballooning Spectator Experience

Arrive in Mareeba, Cairns Highlands, to see the final stages of the hot air balloons taking shape. Some great photo opportunities. Wave to your friends as they take off on their balloon flight! Enjoy the Cross Country Balloon chase.

Note this product does NOT include a balloon flight.

Return and Landing, balloon pack-up and lots of laughs.

Come down to earth and enjoy breakfast at Cairns’ Tjapukai Cultural Park, champagne, fresh juices, eggs & bacon, tropical fruits & a hot and cold buffet is all yours as you relax & look over the Skyrail valley.

Ballooning, Skyrail and Kuranda Train

Experience the fun and unique sensation of hot air ballooning. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise, enjoy 30 minutes flying time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces!

Come down to earth and enjoy breakfast at Tjapukai Cultural Park as you relax and look over the Skyrail valley.

Prepare to board Skyrail for the journey through the world heritage rainforest and stop off at any of the stations enroute for a more informative look.

Arrive Kuranda – shop and relax. Free time.

Hop onboard the Kuranda rail for the journey down the scenic Barron Gorge to Freshwater Connection. Return hotel transfers.

Luxury Balloon Tour

Ballooning with Hot Air on the Luxury Tour is a very special way to start the day. Luxury Ballooning is only available in Australia, with Hot Air. Your luxury Ballooning includes:- private limousine transfers, 60 minute balloon flight, Pre-flight drinks, In-flight photographs, gourmet three course breakfast at a five star beach resort, bottle of Australian sparkling wine, aviation insurance included and souvenir flight certificate.

Enjoy gently floating over the impressive landscape in the quiet morning sunrise as you spot kangaroos, local bird life and wildlife along with an in-flight interpretive commentary and experience the best ballooning day tour in Australia.

Balloon With Hot Air Port Douglas and Cairns

Activites and Experiences at Balloon With Hot Air Port Douglas and Cairns

  • Outdoor Tour Operators Association Australia
  • World Heritage
  • Ballooning Gently float through the Australian landscape with Hot Air.
  • Birdwatching Observing and identifying birds in their natural habitat on the Atherton Tablelands Plateau.
  • Flora Learn about the Australian bush flora and fauna from scrub to tropical vegetation.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Understand the technical and historical aspects of ballooning.
  • Scenic Flight Ballooning takes in the distant rainforest covered mountains, local towns and a variety of local farmlands and crops.
  • Sightseeing Ballooning gives a unique sightseeing aspect and makes for great photos.
  • Animal Viewing Watchout for kangaroos, wallabies, wild horses and local bird life. Binoculars provided.
  • Wine Tasting Enjoy Australian sparkling wine with your Aussie breakfast after ballooning.
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park Passengers meeting the tour can meet either in Mareeba or at Tjapukai.
  • Public toilet Toilet stops are facilitated during the tour.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure Definitely an exciting experience.
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural Learn about the different cultural communities in Far North Queensland.
  • Educational Discover interesting facts about the history and technical aspects of ballooning.
  • Environmental Relating to the natural environment, its protection and conservation.
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage Hear about the history of towns like Mareeba and Kuranda.
  • Indulgence/Luxury Ballooning over the Australian bush and tropics is a very affordable indulgence.
  • Mountain
  • National Park Travel through two national parks and the World Heritage area.
  • Nature based See the diversity of tropical rainforests and Australian bushlands in one morning.
  • Outback
  • Rail
  • Rainforest Travel over the tropical rainforests up the Kuranda Range.
  • Relaxation Enjoy the peace and solitude in the quiet morning take off.
  • Romance Take flight, a gourmet breakfast, champagne, your choice of charter balloon or a range of ballooning tour options.
  • Soft Adventure Ballooning is enjoyed by visitors aged five to 95
  • Shopping
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife See kangaroos, cockatoos, wild horses and local bird life from Hot Air’s balloon basket.
  • World Heritage Travel over and see the World Heritage areas of tropical far north Queensland.
  • Cantonese
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Foreign Exchange Draft
  • Japan Airlines
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning All vehicles and breakfast restaurant are air conditioned.
  • Commentary Descriptive information provided during coach return transfers on environment/history.
  • Drop off Transport of persons to hotels or specific locations in local area from arrival point.
  • Host/Hostess Hosts available on tour.
  • Interpreter Service Translations into foreign languages provided.
  • Meal Champagne breakfast included in Hot Air tours.
  • Meet & Greet Welcoming service on arrival.
  • Pickup Transport of persons from hotels or specific locations in local area to departure point.
  • Resource Material Resource materials such as brochures, handouts, maps provided to aid understanding of tour.
  • Toilet Toilets at breakfast restaurant.
  • Hot Air Balloon Australia’s largest range of different themed balloons, flying daily.

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