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Address: Shop 10/30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: 0740152622
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Take off on a romantic hot air balloon ride, every day, west of Port...

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.

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Wonderful experience

We did this as part of my husbands 50th birthday celebrations. The early start was worth it as we had to drive ourselves from Port Douglas leaving at 3.15am to arrive at Mareeba... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We did this as part of my husbands 50th birthday celebrations. The early start was worth it as we had to drive ourselves from Port Douglas leaving at 3.15am to arrive at Mareeba by 4.30am. It was a bonus actually having to drive as we got to see the full set-up of the balloons before the buses arrived from Cairns.... More 

Thank MudgeeJo
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

An early start (pick up 4.10am) and the kids had a nap in the bus on the way there. After about an hour's drive to the Atherton tablelands half a dozen balloons come into sight. The massive balloons inflate in a surprisingly short time! It was cool in the morning, but not freezing and once you are in the balloon,... More 

1 Thank 2adults4kids
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very early start. We were picked up from our hotel at 4.30am by Jada and then taken to the launch site just out of Mareeba. Our balloon took off as the dawn was breaking and the view from the balloon through he mist and fog as the sun rose was truly magical. It was winter, and cold and I am... More 

Thank chezabell58
Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Let's start with what the website states, dress in layers! It was very cool on our trip with a resort pick-up time of 3:35am. We were prepared, but there were many that showed up in shorts or no jacket and were complaining. Their own fault. We took the hour trip - and it is so worth it! There were 7... More 

3 Thank butler46203
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a pretty great experience. It is certainly beautiful when you arrive watching the balloons being inflated. Downside, it is cold and you are walking around in long wet grass avoiding the cow pats. They had two flights and we were on the second flight so we were taxied around in the mini bus following the balloon. When it... More 

2 Thank Janice D
Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wow! This trip was well worth the early morning it required. We were taken from the door of our hotel to the launch site in great style. It was total darkness, but a pleasant trip. Once there, we were immediately boarding a balloon that was already waiting for us. Hot Air Balloon flight is AMAZING! Our pilot was one of... More 

1 Thank Ellen B
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was a great experience. The team were all so friendly and fun. The flight was amazing, stunning views and scenery. Jay the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and the balloon ride and Rob our driver was also great with his knowledge of the local area. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Antonia J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

All four of the people in our party were a bit apprehensive before taking our first hot air balloon ride, but we all agreed that it was absolutely breathtaking and the trip far exceeded our expectations. Any fears were quickly put aside by the professionalism of the crew and the care they showed for their guests. The ride was more... More 

1 Thank Mark N
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

With a long planned trip planned to Port Douglas at the end of October, my very thoughtful partner surprised me with a balloon ride on my birthday (in July). This was on our ‘bucket list’ and she thought what better place than over the Atherton Tablelands. Booked in for the 2nd November. We were told to be ready for a... More 

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

Dear Sir, thank you for your feedback, and apologies that your morning wasn't as both you and we would have wished. Flight cancellations here are rare, but are occasionally made for safety reasons, weather changes etc. Ballooning operations are very much dictated by the prevailing weather conditions and these can of course be sometimes be unpredictable even with the best... More 

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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well worth getting up so early. The sights, the tranquility (except when the burners are going) is something you will remember all your life. Our pilot Jed was excellent and all the team were just lovely.

Thank Red2549

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