Cairns Balloon Ride - 60 Minute Flight

Atherton Tablelands departing Cairns & Palm Cove QLD

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Come fly over Cairns and surrounds in the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Enjoy a 60 minute balloon flight and experience floating in your own balloon festival!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • One hour approx. balloon flight
  • Interpretive commentary
  • Cross-country balloon chase
  • Colourful flight certificate
  • History of Ballooning
  • Documentary Cairns
  • Return air conditioned coach transfers

Enjoy the sensation of flight as you float over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands landscape at sunrise. You will arrive at your launch site to see the first of many impressive views of the morning as your balloon inflates and takes shape. There are great photo opportunities, as the size of the balloons always impress. Experience the fun and unique sensation of being in a balloon over the Atherton Tablelands.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow approximately 5-6 hours for this experience, this includes return transfers and a 60 minute balloon flight
  • You will be collected at 5am and travel to the launch site
  • You will be returned to your original pick-up point at approximately 10am
  • Flight times are approximate only
  • Available all year round except 25th Dec, 1st Jan, 25th Jan- 16th Feb inclusive

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person.


In the case of weather issues, your experience will be rescheduled for a later date.

Dress Code

Comfortable walking shoes & clothes recommended, non white due to rainforest / bush landing environment. A hat & sunglasses are a must.

Other Info

Please provide a minimum of 3 days notice for bookings. Subject to availability.
... and Importantly


  • You should stand a minimum of 1.4m in height
  • You must be able to climb into the basket, unassisted and stand for flight
  • Anyone who has a medical condition that may preclude them from flying must advise us at the time of booking
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • 36 hours booking notice required