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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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Ranked #11 of 96 Sightseeing Tours in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly...
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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