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30 MINUTE STANDARD FLIGHT LOCAL 20% DISCOUNT! | From $ 214 | Save $46

Special Expires 31 Mar 2018

Cairns locals save 20% when they book Hot Air Ballooning, adults from $182 and kids from $122, and gift vouchers are available.

30-minute scenic balloon flight over the picturesque Mareeba Valley with cross country balloon chase.

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Cairns locals save 20% when they book Hot Air Ballooning, adults from $182 and kids from $122, and gift vouchers are available.

30-minute scenic balloon flight over the picturesque Mareeba Valley with cross country balloon chase.

Drive Yourself To Mareeba: Locals pay CHILD$122, ADULT$182. SAVE $38 !
Pickup From Cairns or Northern Beaches: Locals pay CHILD$166, ADULT$214. SAVE $66 !
Child age 4-14 years.

Discount offered to Cairns locals and those who live in postcodes between 4810 – 4888. Local ID/Proof must be presented at the time of booking.

LOCALS ALSO SAVE 20% ON GIFT VOUCHERS.
Looking for a gift for the one you love? We can personalise your gift voucher so it is perfect for the occasion. Gift Vouchers can be sent electronically or can be printed and mailed on your behalf.

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60 MINUTE DOUBLE FLIGHT: Locals gets 20% OFF ! | From $ 262 | Save $58

Special Expires 31 Mar 2018

Enjoy 2 x 30 minute scenic balloon flights or a single 60 minute flight, depending on passenger numbers on the day

Drive Yourself To Mareeba: Locals pay CHILD$186, ADULT$262. SAVE $58 !
Pickup From Cairns or Northern Beaches: Locals pay CHIL... More
Enjoy 2 x 30 minute scenic balloon flights or a single 60 minute flight, depending on passenger numbers on the day

Drive Yourself To Mareeba: Locals pay CHILD$186, ADULT$262. SAVE $58 !
Pickup From Cairns or Northern Beaches: Locals pay CHILD$230, ADULT$294. SAVE $66 !

Discount offered to Cairns locals and those who live in postcodes between 4810 – 4888.
Local ID/Proof must be presented at the time of booking.

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SEE THE SUN RISE AND SET WITH A FREE FITZROY ISLAND SUNSET TOUR | From $ 260 | Save $89

Special Expires 30 Apr 2017

We are offering a FREE Sunset Adventure* to Fitzroy Island for each adult who books with us online.

This fantastic fun afternoon tour departs at 3.45pm. You’ll travel to Fitzroy on the Thunderbolt then head to Foxys for drinks, nibbles and ep... More
We are offering a FREE Sunset Adventure* to Fitzroy Island for each adult who books with us online.

This fantastic fun afternoon tour departs at 3.45pm. You’ll travel to Fitzroy on the Thunderbolt then head to Foxys for drinks, nibbles and epic sunset views!.

Then you’ll Thunderbolt back to Cairns – and dock at Salt House where you’ll receive Two For One bar food vouchers to kick on.

On the afternoon of your Sunset Tour you will need to make your own way to the Cairns Marlin Marina by 3.30pm, and meet at Berth 7 on F Finger in front of Salt House.

*Fitzroy Island Sunset Adventure operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, subject to weather conditions. Booking is subject to availability. Medical restrictions apply and minimum age is 18 years.

Pickup From Cairns or Northern Beaches for Ballooning.

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SEE THE TABLELANDS AND WE'LL THROW IN THE REEF FOR FREE ! | From $ 265 | Save $73

Special Expires 30 Apr 2017

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co is offering a FREE trip to Fitzroy Island for each person who books online.

Fitzroy Island is located 45 minutes from Cairns aboard our fast catamaran, with options to hire snorkel gear, kayaks and more on the day. A... More
Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co is offering a FREE trip to Fitzroy Island for each person who books online.

Fitzroy Island is located 45 minutes from Cairns aboard our fast catamaran, with options to hire snorkel gear, kayaks and more on the day. A great location for families with rainforest walking tracks, swimming and amazing snorkelling from right off the beach.

On the day of your Fitzroy Island adventure you will need to make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet terminal located at 1 Spence Street Cairns, by 8:30am.

Pickup From Cairns or Northern Beaches for Ballooning: CHILD$205, ADULT$265. SAVE $73!
Child age 4-14 years.

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About Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co.

About CAIRNS HOT AIR BALLOON CO.

About CAIRNS HOT AIR BALLOON CO.

See Australia from the air

The Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. pioneered Hot Air Balloon flights in Mareeba Valley in 1993, as this stunning location has over 300 sunny days per year. The most consistant flying conditions of any Hot Air Ballooning location in Australia, which allow us to fly even when it may be raining on the coast!

We transfer passengers from Cairns and its Nothern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas to Mareeba aboard our coaches, with pick ups available from most accommodation properties in these areas.

Experience the thrill of a Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. flight from $220, with options to package and save with a Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway or Great Barrier Reef tour.

Our Hot Air Balloons launch from Mareeba – part of the Atherton Tablelands located on top of the mountain range behind Cairns and Kuranda.

30 MINUTE SCENIC HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

The Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. difference is we fly as high and far as weather conditions permit, aiming for a minimum 30 minute flight with views of the Atherton Tablelands.

  • Departs at 4:15am from Cairns, Palm Cove and Trinity Beach hotels
  • In-flight photographs available for purchase
  • Returns at approximately 10:15am
  • Book 30 Minute Flight From $220

30 MIN FLIGHT – EXPRESS RETURN TO CAIRNS

Our Express flight guarantees you the first bus return back to Cairns to allow you to join other tours or departures to Fitzroy Island or the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Departs 4:15am from Cairns Accommodation
  • Express returns to Cairns by approx 8:30am
  • Note we cannot return you to the Cairns airport, only to the Reef Fleet terminal or your hotel.

Book Express Flight From $290

60 MINUTE DOUBLE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT

Carried by the wind, every flight is different and we launch from a number of different locations. You’ll fly aboard two 30 minute scenic flights; or a single 60 minute flight depending on passenger numbers.

  • Departs at 4:15am from Cairns, Palm Cove and Trinity Beach hotels
  • In-flight photographs available for purchase
  • Returns at approximately 10:15am
  • Book Double Flight From $320

 

Up with the birds

Because of the nature of balloons they can't be steered, instead they are carried along by wind currents. The Kuranda range provides a buffer from the coastal winds, making the gentle Mareeba valley the ideal place for ballooning, having less cancelled flying days than any other location in the world.

Just after dawn the cool air in the Mareeba Valley provides the stable conditions which are perfect for ballooning, which is why we fly at dawn. Allowing our flights to always be controlled, with our landing being gentle affairs with the basket remaining in the upright position.

The winds may actually be moving in different directions at different heights, so our skilled pilots raise and lower the balloons to give them control over direction. They also make use of a number of different takeoff and landing sites in order to take advantage of the wind, some of which are shown above so every trip is unique.

Features

  • Exhilarating Tablelands 30 minute balloon flight
  • World's largest commercial balloon
  • Spectacular Tablelands scenery
  • Personalised flight certificate
  • All accommodation transfers
  • Grade easy / Minimum age 4 years.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Ticket | Warm clothing (winter months) (white clothing not recommended as it is easily stained by the volcanic red soil) | comfortable shoes (no high hells) | camera | video camera | money for souvenirs & levy

Due to safety reasons, you will not be able to bring these items aboard the balloon, but they can be left securely in your coach :

  • Lighters

  • Mobile phones

  • Backpacks or day packs

  • Handbags



Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

While you are in the air your pilot will take a photograph of everyone in the basket, from a camera suspended from the envelope of the balloon. Photographs are also taken once you land, and you can purchase any of these during the comfort stop.

They makes a unique gift to send home to family and friends.


News By Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co.

New ballooning brand for Raging Thunder

New ballooning brand for Raging Thunder

By Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co.

05 Apr 2017

Raging Thunder Adventures has rebranded its ballooning experience as Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co to tap into the growing number of international travellers booking directly online.

Skydive the Beach Director Anthony Boucat, whose Wollongong-based ASX company purchased Raging Thunder Adventures in October 2016, said Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co would continue to deliver the incredible experience of floating over Mareeba and its farmlands at dawn.

“The number of independent travellers wanting to go ballooning is growing, and research shows our new brand will perform better in the digital market as well as aligning with the international destination marketing of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef,” he said.

Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co. Reviews

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212 Christokran13 - tripadvisor

The crew of Raging Thunder were friendly and enthusiastic, which is saying something at 4am in the morning! The balloon ride went off without a hitch and it was spectacular! The views over the landscape were everything you expect. The serenity of ballooning is something that just can't be replicated in a helicopter or airplane. After the balloon lands, everyone is asked to help pack the balloon up - there wasn't that much to do really when everyone helps out. This was a great experience despite the early morning start


How to get to Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co.

As the sun rises your pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands (also known as the Atherton Tablelands).
Afterwards you are treated to a wonderful breakfast at the Mareeba Heritage Centre, before being returned to your accommodation or Kuranda with plenty of time to enjoy other tours in the same day.


Direct Contact Info

Hours: 9am - 5pm Mon- Fri

Address:
Adventure House
52-54 Fearnley St
Portsmith
Cairns
Queensland 4870
Australia


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