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Address: Shop 10/30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4015 2622
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3:30 am - 5:30 am
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:30 am - 5:30 am
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Good trip

Booked last minute but so glad we decided to do this. It's an early start but well worth it. Amazing views. Markham was flying the balloon and he was great! Landing was fun too

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2016
jen1984sep
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Booked last minute but so glad we decided to do this. It's an early start but well worth it. Amazing views. Markham was flying the balloon and he was great! Landing was fun too

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Guangzhou, China
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

With sunrising, it's a breathtaking experience with no doubt! It's actually set off in Cairns so it would be better if you live in Cairns. The staves are all kind and funny who show us the best coffee around area.

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Thank Michael W
Jesup, GA
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185 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

First hot air balloon ride....worst part was climbing into & getting out of the basket with short legs. The scenery was beautiful and it was definitely worth doing!

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Thank paharlen
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy hot air ballooning and this is the fifth or sixth time we've done it in the past few years. I'd rate the scenery as good to very good. More importantly, this is a well run outfit that puts safety first and gives excellent instructions. Staff was very friendly, too

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Thank ThomasTXNY
Canberra, Australia
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82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank MudgeeJo
Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank chezabell58
Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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 

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