Hot Air Ballooning and White Water Rafting Adventure

Cairns QLD
For 1 person
$426 each
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  • Hot air balloon flight over the Far North's Atherton Tablelands
  • Half day white water rafting on the Barron River
  • Champagne Breakfast after your balloon flight

Enjoy a truly memorable experience of hot air ballooning with picturesque views and breathtaking scenery, then a delicious champagne picnic style breakfast before returning to Cairns. In the afternoon, it's time for adventure as you tackle grade 2-3 rapids through the stunning Barron Gorge!

What's Included?

  • 30 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight
  • Return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Cross country balloon chase and flight certificate
  • Hot and cold champagne picnic style breakfast
  • Afternoon white water rafting experience on the Barron River
  • $60 per person Levy (comprises $30 Hot Air Ballooning Levy and $30 White Water Rafting Levy)

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.

Session Length

  • Departs daily from 4:00am
  • Returns to Cairns accommodation at approximately 10:30am
  • Rafting departs from 1:30pm 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
  • Limited availability through the Chinese New Year period


  • Minimum age for this package is 13 years
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • You must be able to climb in and out of the balloon 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.

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

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

Dress Code

Dress warmly as it can be cold early in the morning

Other Info

Rafting - To bring on the day - swimming costume, secure/enclosed footwear (that can get wet), towel, change of clothes, water resistant sunscreen, bag to put wet clothes in, a cap that can be worn under your helmet and money for photos, drinks and souvenirs after rafting.

Tours depart from Cairns with pick ups from local accommodation providers.