Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns

Hot air ballooning is a romantic and soft adventure experience which is considered by many to be the best way to see a gorgeous North Queensland sunrise. Balloons gently rise from the ground at daybreak as the silence of night is interrupted by the first birds of the morning. The view from a hot air balloon is undoubtedly spectacular, and the experience is one you will remember as enchanting and uplifting.

What makes hot air ballooning so magical is the balloons float gently with the wind, and for this reason ballooning is conducted at sunrise when the wind is at its calmest. The sensation of lifting off the ground is unusual and exhilarating, in many ways it feels like your body is flying by itself. Some guests have described their ballooning experience as "the best morning they've had in Australia" and the excitement of ballooning produces an unusually high number of marriage proposals!

Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns

Atherton Tablelands

Where you fly

The hot air balloning industry over many years has found that the cairns Highlands, west of Cairns is the ideal place in Australiato take off ballooning. The area is well known for its lush green vistas and tropical frui crops of mangoes, as well as becoming increasingly famous for it's coffee.

Cairns Hot Air Ballooning Experiences

In Cairns, hot air ballooning operations are conducted among the green rolling hills of the Cairns Highlands at various locations near the township of Mareeba. Of the many hot air ballooning locations around the world, the Cairns Highlands climate is considered to be the most ideal for hot air balloons as pilots are able to launch their hot air balloons almost every day of the year. The mountains of the Great Dividing Range act as a wind buffer against the fresh sea breezes resulting in Cairns having less cancelled flights than any other location in the world.

Enjoy a ride in beautiful balloons, breakfast after your flight, transfers to and from your accommodation and take the opportunity for mid-flight photos so you can take home a gorgeous photo of yourself in the air.

As your ballooning experience finishes mid morning Hot Air Cairns provide a number of tours you can do throughout the day and package their hot air ballooning with other Cairns tours. You can book a balloning trip with Hot Air right now

Your Safety Assured

The hot air ballooning industry is regulated by CASA, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority which gives you piece of mind. In Cairns the balloons are maintained to an extremely high industry standards and feature on-board GPS systems so there is no chance of flying into unknown territory. The pilots are licensed and have a high level of control over the balloons. They are able to land the large crafts exactly where they wish — a concept which visitors find hard to grasp at first.

Hot air balloon rides Cairns

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Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    30 minutes or 60 minutes

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$250.00

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Raging Thunder - Balloon Flights
  • Departs From: Mareeba
  • Duration:

    30 or 60 minute balloon flight
    Approx 5 Hours in total

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