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Address: Shop 10/30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: 0740152622
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Description: 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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Misty Morning Magic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 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 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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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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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It was peaceful and the price was worth it. It was so amazing and the view was extraordinary. Best experience ever. Would definitely recommend it to others!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What an experience !! Hot air ballooning was always something that I've wanted to do and getting the chance to, was just amazing. The views and sights were just beautiful !! Thank you to everyone at Hot Air for making it a very special and memorable trip I'll never forget. Definitely an experience I'd recommend to anyone.

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