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Hot Air Balloon Cairns

1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4039 9900
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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. Connect before the Great Barrier Reef to Quicksilver, Great Adventures Big Cat Green Island and more same day. Combine with Skyrail and Kuranda Tours, No bookings fees or credit card fees when you book with us direct and maximum flexibility in dates and refunds too
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Hours Today: 3:30 AM - 5:30 AM, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4039 9900

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

It was a great experience in the sky! Before starting the trip, i feel little scare for the height. However, the controlling for the pilot is very good and the balloon move slowly and in very comfortable way. The scene in the sky is amazing....More

Thank Kobe52482
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Had a very exciting time with my mom and sister on this exciting excursion in June of 2012. Our Grand Circle tour guide booked this excursion for us and we loved every minute of it! The drivers who took us to the launch site were...More

1  Thank pk211
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I took my sons, aged 10 and 11, on this balloon ride from Mareeba. It was a heap of fun and interesting, our pilot and staff were friendly and very professional. My boys described it as "the best surprise ever". We met the buses at...More

1  Thank Tracey-Lines
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

It was a struggle to get up super early to be picked up at 4am+, but it's worthy! Pick up was by a mini van and was on time, however due to the many turns of the road to Mareeba (set off area), beware of...More

2  Thank pearlypearl
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were given a Hot Air Balloon ride for Christmas by our 3 beautiful children! It was the most amazing gift they could have given us! The morning was fantastic! Early morning rise was definitely worth it! Collected from our holiday resort by friendly staff...More

1  Thank Carol T
Reviewed December 24, 2012

we had an amazing ride, i was worried as it a bit cloudy but we soon got over the clouds and had a great flight just above the clouds, well worth the early start! i would highly recommend this flight, we were well looked after...More

Thank lucy h
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We booked our Hot Air balloon ride prior to our day at Karunda, what a way to start the day!! An absolutely amazing experience and well worth the early morning start! Hot Air were great...really friendly and efficient with getting us to and from Mareeba,...More

Reviewed December 22, 2012

This was a gift from our daughter for our 40th wedding anniversary. We were both a little anxious about going up in a balloon, but we're so glad we did it. Getting up early was probably the most difficult thing, but the bus ride was...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This was our honeymoon trip and we were happy to join the Hot Air Balloon Cairns which we will never forget. Although we need to wake up at 3:30 to catch the pick up time @ 4:10, the hard feeling was all gone after you...More

Thank MathewWM
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Having booked the experience completely on trust through our tour guide, I did wonder if I'd made the right decision as I dragged myself out of bed at the ongodly hour of 3:30am. Myself and 3 fellow bleary-eyed travellers waited in the dark for our...More

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