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30 Minute Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight | From $ 250

Expires 31 Mar 2017

For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands. Our giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bush land and farms of the Mareeba Valley.
For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands. Our giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bush land and farms of the Mareeba Valley.

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Balloon & Kuranda Rail | From $ 289 | Save $10

Special Expires 31 Mar 2017

30 Minute balloon flight
Free time to spend in Kuranda
Kuranda Scenic Railway to Cairns
30 Minute balloon flight
Free time to spend in Kuranda
Kuranda Scenic Railway to Cairns

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Balloon & Fitzroy Island | From $ 350 | Save $20

Special Expires 31 Mar 2017

30 Minute balloon flight
Full day on Fitzroy Island
Picnic lunch
30 Minute balloon flight
Full day on Fitzroy Island
Picnic lunch

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Locals Discounts: 20% Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight ! | From $ 174 | Save $44

Special Expires 31 Mar 2017

Raging Thunder offers discounts on our balloon flights, to people who live locally in Cairns or the Atherton Tablelands. To qualify you will need to present ID such as a drivers licence which has your local address.

Cairns & Northern Beaches... More
Raging Thunder offers discounts on our balloon flights, to people who live locally in Cairns or the Atherton Tablelands. To qualify you will need to present ID such as a drivers licence which has your local address.

Cairns & Northern Beaches Pickups: Locals pay ONLY $206, SAVE $44. Kids: $158, SAVE: $32.
(Our coaches pickup passengers for the drive to Mareeba from a limited number of accommodation properties and designated locations (such as the Smithfield Shopping Center).

Drive Yourself To Mareeba: Locals pay ONLY $174, Kids pay $114. SAVE 20%!

You are able to cancel or reschedule your flight up to 48 hours before the day you fly, at no additional charge.

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About Cairns Scenic Balloon Flight

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights

For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands. Our giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bush land and farms of the Mareeba Valley.

Depart Cairns early morning to travel to Mareeba Valley on the Atherton Tablelands. The balloons are inflated in a spectacular display, and prepared for flight. The first flight gracefully lifts off, while passengers for the second 30 min flight board the coach and chase the balloon to its landing site. The second flight lifts off while the passengers from the first flight travel aboard the coach to the pack-up site. Have fun helping pack-up our giant Balloons before boarding the coach back to the Mareeba Heritage Museum for a comfort stop. We then return you to your accommodation in time to enjoy the rest of your day.

Scenic Flights

For a truly memorable experience, try a balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands. Our giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bush land and farms of the Mareeba Valley.

Depart Cairns early morning to travel to Mareeba Valley on the Atherton Tablelands. The balloons are inflated in a spectacular display, and prepared for flight. The first flight gracefully lifts off, while passengers for the second 30 min flight board the coach and chase the balloon to its landing site. The second flight lifts off while the passengers from the first flight travel aboard the coach to the pack-up site. Have fun helping pack-up our giant Balloons before boarding the coach back to the Mareeba Heritage Museum for a comfort stop. We then return you to your accommodation in time to enjoy the rest of your day.

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.

Up with the birds

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

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.

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

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



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.

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.


Cairns Scenic Balloon Flight Reviews

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277 Christokran13 - tripadvisor

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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 Scenic Balloon Flight

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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