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  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Kuranda

Cairns: Highlands Hot Air Ballooning Trip at Dawn

Product ID: 37488
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Head into the skies above the Cairns Highlands on a safe and exciting hot air balloon flight at dawn. See the spectacular sights at sunrise as the wind currents carry you over the Mareeba Valley.
About this activity
Duration 4 - 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide

Pickup optional

All Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodations
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a balloon flight over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands
  • See the scenic Mareeba Valley from above at dawn
Full description
Be introduced to the safe and exciting sport of hot air ballooning on a spectacular dawn trip that highlights the eco-diversity of the Cairns region.

On this 5-hour trip from Cairns you’ll lift off as the sun rises and the balloon glides quietly over the panorama of the Atherton Tablelands.

After your flight, return to Cairns or Kuranda with plenty of time to enjoy other tours on the same day.

Hot air balloons are carried along by wind currents. On this flight, the Kuranda range provides a buffer from the coastal winds, making the gentle Mareeba valley the ideal place for ballooning. Just after dawn the cool air above the valley provides stable conditions which are perfect for ballooning.
  • Round-trip accommodation transfers
  • 30 or 60 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight
  • Cross-country balloon chase
  • Flight certificate
What’s Not Included
  • Photos and merchandise (available for purchase on the day)
  • AUD 30.00 per person aviation insurance levy (payable on the day of the tour)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Flight routes may vary according to weather conditions and at the pilot's discretion.

Dress warmly as it can be cold in the early morning. Sunglasses are recommended.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Raging Thunder Adventures

Product ID: 37488