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 Scenic Flight
- Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches
30 minutes or 60 minutes
Raging Thunder - Balloon Flights
- Departs From: Mareeba
30 or 60 minute balloon flight
Approx 5 Hours in total