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Hot Air Balloon Cairns - Private Tours

Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4039 9900
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$194*
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Ranked #19 of 133 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly here in Cairns as it just like a balloon festival every day. Come flying & enjoy the wonder, romance & silence of the Australian bush as you see kangaroos & Australian wildlife from a very different perspective. So many colourful balloons, the Koala, Roo, World Globe, Honeymoon, Aussie balloons and more.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

An early start to a day being picked up from our hotel in Port Douglas at 4:15, but we understood that's usualy the case with with theses sort of activities. We eventually arrived in Mareeba after a long drive where we were given the opportunity to use a public toilet, eventually the driver got through on the phone & worked... More 

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Stainless202, Owner at Hot Air Balloon Cairns - Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, Our apologies the day didn’t deliver everything you would have hoped for and when a flight is cancelled it is always a disappointment and we can understand that. Having said that some of your observations have been incorrect and so I do need to point those out. The travel time from Port Douglas to our flight location in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Everything went like clockwork. We were picked up from the hotel at 4.05am. When we got there it was straight into the balloon. I had no idea how fast they rise. it was ground to 4,500 feet in 6 minutes. The pilot was very professional and knowledgeable and chatty. They afterwards got us on the bus to Port Douglas for... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was an amazing experience to have my balloon ride with Hot Air Balloon Cairns. The view over the Atherton Tablelands was super stunning and spectacular. The guide was funny and friendly!

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Hong Kong, China
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

though we felt so disappointed that the weather was not stable on our day, we did feel nice that the tour driver arrived at our hotel and told us the tour is cancelled. Such responsible act did impressed us much, so we trust this company is trustworthy.

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Cheshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were collected at 4am for the hour journey to the balloon. The balloon was already inflated when we arrived. The basket felt crowded but this is normal. The pilot was very amusing and was crucial in making the trip so enjoyable. The wildlife was limited to a few kangaroos. On landing we were persuaded to help pack up the... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I recently did a trip with Hot Air near Atherton that was recommended to me by Fred at Cairns Discount Tours next door to the Pacific International Hotel. I had one of the best times of my life as I enjoyed coasting in a Hot Air Balloon across the picturesque Atherton Table Lands. What made the day even more enjoyable,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We booked a full package which included being collected from our resort, two balloon flights, and then breakfast in Palm Cove. The whole morning was excellent, and definitely worth the early alarm to get out of bed. The team at Hot Air Balloon were all friendly and fun, and took extra care to make sure that everyone on the flights... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

With three teenagers in tow, an early start was always going to be a challenge! But it was rewarded by a clear, crisp, August Mareeba morning and watching the sun rise behind the glow of the balloons burners was an awesome sight. The slow ascent and gentle glide over the Tablelands went all too quickly. A highlight for the family... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great trip with friendly and knowledgeable staff and good service. Excellent views of Mareeba surrounding. Highly recommended but be prepared to get up very early in the morning! Thanks for a great experience!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great service, we really enjoyed the ride! The entire trip is well organised and the pilot is smart and well trained

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