Hot Air Ballooning Over Atherton Tablelands

Cairns, QLD
For 1 person
$300 each
1 Adult
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  • Balloon flight over far north Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands
  • Picturesque dawn landscape
  • A 'must do' Cairns activity
  • Champagne breakfast included

For a truly magical and unforgettable experience you can't miss this scenic balloon flight over the picturesque panoramic landscapes of the Mareeba Valley, on the Atherton Tablelands. There's a chance to help pack up the giant balloons, before enjoying a delicious champagne breakfast.

What's Included?

  • 30 minute scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Return transfers from your accommodation
  • Cross country balloon chase
  • Flight certificate
  • Hot and cold champagne picnic style breakfast

Taking a hot air balloon flight across the Mareeba Valley at dawn is one of THE activities to experience while 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 taken by air conditioned coach to the Atherton Tablelands, enjoy a 30 minute hot air balloon flight and then celebrate with a champagne breakfast in our Aussie Bush setting before being dropped back at your accommodation.

Session Length

  • Departs daily from 4:00am
  • Subject to availability - please book at least 48 hours in advance to check if your nominated date is available
  • Returns to Cairns at approximately 10:30am


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

Numbers on the Day

Each balloon basket can hold up to 20 people.


May be available for an additional fee.


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.

Ballooning operates on the Atherton Tablelands with pickup from Cairns accommodation.