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Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas

Shop 10/30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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Ranked #33 of 68 activities in Port Douglas
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Take off on a romantic hot air balloon ride, every day, west of Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef, hot air balloons take off into the wide open... more » Owner description: Take off on a romantic hot air balloon ride, every day, west of Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef, hot air balloons take off into the wide open blue skies. There's something about floating in the still morning sky in a hot-air balloon that brings out the romantic in all of us. It could be the absolute silence; it could be the feeling that you're as free as a bird. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My girlfriend and another couple traveling with us had never experienced hot air ballooning. I had ballooned over Africa many years ago. I insisted they go ballooning over Australia. Ride was fabulous, weather good, and as soft as could be. Pilot was experienced and professional. Always felt safe. Worth the cost. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My boyfriend had surprised me with a hot air ballooning experience for our four year anniversary! It was definitely memorable and I strongly advise everyone to try it at least once in their life. The only thing is - please remember to bring insect repellant because I got bitten like crazy by mozzies because we take off from a field!

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Weipa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Never been ballooning before, but will definitely do it again. Staff were friendly and professional. PIckup and drop off at the hotel made it so easy to enjoy. Fantastic way to start the day and recommend to everyone to try at least once. :)

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Hi everyone, Definitely recommend hot air as a the hot air ballon company of choice. Really great staff and knowledgeable on everything about the balloons and the area. The sights were amazing as we'll and would recommend it absolutely.

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had the most wonderful time in the hot air balloon. We'll worth waking up at 3:30am. The scenery was breathtaking and we even saw a lot of kangaroos! The crew was excellent and very attentive, the 'pilot' very efficient. The entire experience was great!! Would do it again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We traveled to Port Douglas and took a hot air balloon ride with "Hot Air" one morning. The crew was very experienced and the sites were breathtaking. We had a bit of a foggy morning, but our "driver" was able to get us above the fog and clouds at one point to where it was only us and the sun.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

What a wonderful way to spend a morning! The team at Hot Air were fantastic. The views were amazing and well worth the 4am get up. We were first time balloon fliers and the ride was perfect. Very smooth. Definitely do it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Out of an action packed week in Port Douglas, this was my no.1 favourite activity. We did the self drive, which means an early start to meet at Mareeba at 4.30am, but getting to talk to the pilot (the marvellous Johan) and see the weather observations and the whole set-up of the balloons makes the early start well worth while.... More

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The day started with an early pick up by an extremely pleasant gent named Alex. We then headed up to Mareeba for the 'take off'. Myself, wife and 11 year old daughter were amazed by the professionalism and hospitality. The ride itself was quite simply 'surreal' and is something that we shared which will never be forgotten, a personal highlight.... More

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Stainless202, Owner at Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you very much Sir for your review of your Hot Air Balloon experience from Port Douglas, I am delighted to hear that you and the family had such a special time floating in the clouds with us here at Hot Air, I will ensure that the team here receives your good feedback on their humour, with warm regards Andrew More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

After an early start, 4am, and an hours drive to Mareeba we arrived at the take off site. Conditions were good for our flight . We waited while the team prepared the balloons which was an amazing site amongst the mist and early dawn. No trouble getting into the basket and take off was so gentle it couldn't be felt.... More

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Stainless202, Owner at Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew for taking the time to review your balloon flight with Hot Air which is much appreciated and your feedback will be passed on to the team here. Best regards, Andrew from Hot Air More

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