Hot Air Ballooning Over Atherton Tablelands

Cairns, QLD
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  • Balloon flight over far north Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands
  • Picturesque dawn landscape
  • A 'must do' Cairns activity

For a truly memorable experience fly in a hot air balloon at dawn over Atherton Tablelands. These giant balloons can accommodate up to 20 people and glide gently over the bushland & farms of the Mareeba Valley, generally regarded as Australias best ballooning location.

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

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 accomodation.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Departs daily from 4:15am
  • Subject to availability - please book at least 48 hours in advance to check if your nominated date is available
  • Returns to Cairns at approximately 10am

Numbers on the Day

Each balloon basket can hold up to 20 people.


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. It is recommended to reconfirm 24 hours prior to travel.

Dress Code

Dress warmly as it can be cold early in the morning.

Other Info

You are advised to bring a bottle of water and a snack with you on this tour.

... and Importantly


Minimum age 4 years, not suitable for pregnant women. You must be able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted, and stand unassisted for the duration of the flight.


  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • It is a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulation that you are able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted.
  • Participants must be able to stand unassisted for the duration of the flight


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy:

  • At least 24 hours notice is required to reschedule a booking