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Hot air ballooning Cairns

See the city from a whole new perspective with a hot air ballooning Cairns experience. Discover Atherton Tablelands, Palm Cove and Cairns from a birds eye view in this bucket list experience, or if you're up for the ultimate thrill, combine the flight with a white water rafting adventure. Make today the day you tick off a hot air balloon Cairns experience from RedBalloon.

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The best hot air balloon rides, Cairns Queensland

‘The natural beauty and wildlife wonders of far north Queensland combine in unrivalled excitement for tourists and thrill seekers who crave a unique taste of the tropics.Whether it’s the pristine pleasures of Port Douglas, upmarket Palm Cove, the magical wilderness of the Daintree Forest, remote Green Island and the underwater wonders of the majestic Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland is paradise for holidaymakers of all ages and preferences. The thriving metropolitan centre of Cairns is your base for every natural and man-made attraction under the Queensland sun. With an endless range of dining, entertainment and sightseeing attractions, it’s little wonder that Cairns receives more than 1.8 million visitors annually and features an established international airport as proof of its drawcard status.

RedBalloon can transport you to the tropics in high style with a range of unforgettable adventures on land, sea level and from an aerial perspective. There’s simply no greater way to fly, or rather float, high than a sunrise hot air ballooning experience over Cairns and surrounds. RedBalloon offers a selection hot air balloon tours, comprising scenic flights at a serene pace to capture the magic of this tropical dream scene. You can choose from three distinct options: hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands, departing Cairns; hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands – 60 minutes, departing Cairns and Palm Cove; and also make a splash with a hot air ballooning and white water rafting adventure, departing Cairns. They’re all designed to leave a lasting impression, whether high in the sky or conquering the rapids at water level.

How much is a hot air balloon Cairns experience?

All experiences on offer at RedBalloon are priced to suit every budget. The hot air ballooning flight over the Atherton Tablelands, departing Cairns is priced from $205 for a child and $270 for an adult. The hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands – 60 minutes experience, departing Cairns and Palm Cove, costs $335 per person. For the dual purpose of thrills and spills in the Tablelands hot air ballooning and Barron River white water rafting adventure, departing Cairns, prices start from $392 per person.

You will receive the priceless experience of a 30-minute hot air balloon ride capturing the Atherton Tablelands magical Mareeba Valley at sunrise. An action-charged cross-country balloon chase is included in this package, adding high-powered contrast to the endless serenity on offer. You’ll also enjoy a delicious picnic-style Champagne breakfast, upon landing and a commemorative certificate to prove to yourself and loved ones that you rose to the hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands challenge and succeeded. Return transfers from your Cairns or nearby accommodation are also included in this hot air balloon tour to top all others.

What to wear hot air ballooning?

You should feel comfortable and relaxed for your Cairns hot air balloon flight. Wearing weather-suitable clothing and enclosed footwear is required. No sharp or spiky heels will be allowed inside the hot air balloon basket. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses, a hat and to apply sunscreen before the sun rises. And, of course, your camera is a necessity for capturing all the scenic magic on board your hot air balloon ride of a lifetime.

What will I see during my hot air balloon experience over Cairns?

You will revel in the mist-shrouded tranquillity of the awe-inspiring Mareeba Valley in the Atherton Tablelands, as dawn breaks over its breathtakingly expansive beauty.

What is my hot air balloon Cairns flight path?

Depending on weather conditions, the flight path on board your hot air ballooning tour over the Atherton Tablelands can vary slightly. However, your flight path will always guarantee spectacular inland views of the serenity-inducing rural splendour of the Atherton Tablelands and beyond. The wide-open bushland, encompassing farming regions, natural rainforest and mountainous landscapes, is unlike any high-flying exercise you could imagine in Tropical North Queensland.

Why choose RedBalloon?

RedBalloon has been a leading online experience gifting retailer for more than 18 years, providing 5000-plus thrilling adventure experiences throughout Australia, in the sky, on land, and above and below sea level. Hot air balloon flights acquire resonance and relevance when you book online with the company for which this exhilarating experience is named. The tour operators that RedBalloon enlists to provide every possible adventure-seeking aim are equally best in class. RedBalloon also offers a range of gift vouchers, priced from just $25. Gift vouchers are valid for 5 years and can be used to redeem all of the adventure activities and events on offer at RedBalloon. Vouchers can be emailed instantly to the recipient or pre-ordered to arrive in trademark style: encased within a striking red gift envelope.

If you loved our range of hot air balloon rides over Cairns, you can also discover plenty of flights in other cities and regions. Explore our range of hot air ballooning in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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