Hot Air Ballooning and White Water Rafting Adventure

Cairns QLD

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  • Balloon flight over far north Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands
  • Picturesque dawn landscape
  • Grade 3 white water rafting experience

For a truly memorable experience fly in a hot air balloon at dawn over Atherton Tablelands. Giant balloons can accommodate up to 20 people and glide gently over the bushland & farms of the Mareeba Valley. In the afternoon get wet as you tackle grade 3 rapids on a white knuckle rafting adventure!

  • 1 person
  • Duration - 4 hours
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 30 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight
  • Return transfers from your accommodation
  • Cross country balloon chase
  • Flight certificate
  • Exhilarating white water rafting experience

Taking a hot air balloon flight across Queensland's Tablelands at dawn is on of THE activities to experience in Cairns. You can be floating serenely across the sky taking in the glory of a tropical sunrise before anyone else has even woken! You will be picked up from your accommodation and driven out to Atherton Tablelands to enjoy a 30 minute dawn flight before being dropped back at your accommodation.

In the afternoon you will be picked up at your accommodation for your short journey to the Barron River for a fantastic introduction to white water rafting. Offering guaranteed water levels year round, no experience is necessary to raft these grade 3 rapids. Rescue 3 trained guides will offer you all the tuition you need to ensure that you enjoy your Rafting experience.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Departs daily from 4:15am
  • Returns to Cairns at approximately 10am
  • Rafting departs 2:15pm in the afternoon,you will be dropped back at your accommodation in between tours
  • All pickup times will be advised on confirmation
  • Please book at least 48 hours in advance to check if your nominated date is available
  • Block out dates 13th-15th February, 25th December & 1st January
  • Chinese New Year period 11th-28th Feb subject to availability

Numbers on the Day

  • Each balloon basket can hold up to 20 people.
  • Each Raft holds up to 7 people including a fully qualified river guide.


  • In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider
  • If your experience is cancelled. You will be rescheduled by the provider.

Dress Code

  • Dress warmly as it can be cold early in the morning
  • Comfortable flat shoes are recommended.
  • Avoid wearing white clothes.
  • For rafting bring lace-up shoes or reef / teva sandals, swimming costume & change of clothes

Other Info

  • You are advised to bring a bottle of water and a snack with you on this tour.
  • Please advise accommodation details on booking.
... and Importantly


  • Minimum age is 4 years for ballooning and 13 years for rafting
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • You must be able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted
  • Participants must be able to stand unassisted for the duration of the flight


100% cancellation fee applies if bookings are cancelled 48 hours prior to departure date or customer fails present themselves on the day.