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Hot Air Balloon Cairns - Private Tours

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Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4039 9900
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Description: Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly here...
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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I am not a morning person so ...

When I found out I had to get up at 4am I had my doubts but it was well worth it ! The balloons were already inflated when we arrived and we went second so got to "chase... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When I found out I had to get up at 4am I had my doubts but it was well worth it ! The balloons were already inflated when we arrived and we went second so got to "chase" the first flight which was fun in itself . The hardest part was climbing in the basket elegantly!! The view as we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My partner cringed about getting up at 4am, and being driven for 90 minutes to location, but the stunning veiw, and breathtaking scenery was just out of this world. From above we saw kangaroo's, rabbits, and heaps of birds. David the driver of the balloon was extremely knowledgeable about the area, a must!

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very early morning pick up, 04:15, great picture opportunity as the balloons are gassed up and lift off then the people on the second run chase the balloons to their destination for their flight. Panoramic views over the Atherton mountains, very peaceful. Toilet stop prior to and after balloon trip and opportunity to get a cuppa. Would be good if... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Out of hotel at 4 am and drove for 2 hours to reach the Hot Air Balloon take off site. In few minutes we were climbing up the sky. The persons who are doing it for the first time and who have not done any other type of adventure activities are thrilled, but once you do sky diving or bungee... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

On NYE in 2014, my friend and I experienced the hot air balloon tour with excitement. We chose the express course which starts at 4AM. Alex, our facilitator, driver went on time at the hotel and took care of everything. All went like clockwork. We left hotel at 4:10 AM and went back to hotel at 8AM. The pilot was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

On our recent trip of a lifetime to visit Australia, we went Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns. This experience was absolutely amazing, sure you have to get up early but it makes the view so much more beautiful. The balloons were just incredible and huge! If you want to go hot air ballooning, do it in Cairns, Australia.. what more... 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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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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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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