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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

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Overview
Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when visiting the tropics. You have the choice of pick-up from Cairns, the Northern beaches or Palm Cove hotels.
Highlights
  • Aerial views of the Atherton Tablelands from a balloon vantage point
  • In-depth commentary on the area from your pilot
  • Customize your experience with different tour length options
  • Commemorative certificate to hang along with your stunning photos
What to Expect
When booking, select from a 30- or 60-minute flight to fit your schedule. Arise early for convenient pickup at your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel. Convenient hotel pickup means you only have to be semi-awake for the pre-dawn ride to the launch site, where you'll climb into the balloon's sturdy basket and take off. Take in spectacular views of the Atherton Tablelands' rolling hills, rivers, and farmlands as dawn breaks. Snap photos and listen to engaging commentary on the area from your pilot, who will point out all the local highlights. Land gently just after dawn and help the pilot deflate, roll, and repack the huge balloon for an unusual experience to finish your tour. End with drop-off back at your hotel in time for breakfast.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tour departs from Cairns and Northern beaches hotels
Duration
4h
Return Details
Tour concludes at original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Insurance Levy
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Yorkeys, Holloways, Kewarra
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All passengers must be able to get into the balloon basket unaided to the satisfaction of the pilot, or they will not be able to fly
  • Children aged 4 years and under are not permitted to fly
  • Mobile phone contact required when booking
  • Pregnant women unable to travel
  • Please provide mobile phone number or email address at time of booking
  • If you select the 60 minute flight, this is taken as 2 separate balloon flights of 30 minutes one directly after the other travelling further to see more of Mareeba and Atherton Tablelands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Well organised from start to finish. The guys provided a professional and safe experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Thanks emeralde675, it's always a pleasure to hear that the work put into providing a safe experience and a high level of service shine through.
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Such a fun and educational experience. The staff were all so nice and really showed their love for the country and company they work for. Much respect for each and every member of the team. The ride itself was amazing but the “chase” for the landing site was just as exciting! I
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Wonderful to hear, thanks Susan. We're glad you enjoyed the hot air balloon chase as well as your flight!
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Early start, but totally worth it. What a great and unique experience! Stunning views from the air. The breakfast and bubbles was great in a nice little bush picnic location. Staff/pilots super friendly and keen to answer any questions. Had the best time!
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Response from hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Thanks Prudes80! Yes, an early start to the day - we think the best time to be up and about in this part of the world, and a serene hot air balloon flight is the way to experience the start to the day!
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Awesome day for Hot Air Balloon Cairns!! Thanks for the amazing experience!! Highly recommend as a “Must Do” whilst in FNQ
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Response from HotAirRes, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thank you SPI71! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience ballooning with Hot Air. We agree, it should definitely be on the top of everyone's list of things to do on their visit to FNQ.
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First time ride on a hot air balloon. Almost got cancelled due to wind issue but eventually took off. Highly recommended
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Response from HotAirRes, Front Office Manager at Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
Responded 13 Aug 2019
Fewww! We are so glad that the wind came through for you. Some mornings can be challenging with the wind and our pilots will only take off if the conditions are perfect and safe to fly. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience, thank you for coming along!!
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