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Port Douglas: Scenic Hot Air Balloon Ride

1. Port Douglas: Scenic Hot Air Balloon Ride

Meet your experienced ballooning team at Atherton Tablelands at 6.00 AM, just in time to witness the inflation of the hot air balloons. Experience the fun and unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 60-minutes of flying time. At 6.30 AM the patchwork panorama below brings new sights every day, watch out for the variety of Australian birdlife and take in the peace and serenity that is hot air ballooning.

From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Boutique Foodie Tour

2. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Boutique Foodie Tour

Visit 6 unique venues across the Atherton Tablelands and discover local products, learn about the business' and admire the beautiful landscape of the Cairns Highlands on this full-day private tour. Taste native Australian fruit like the Davidson Plum at a tropical fruit orchard, and learn why the owners have chosen to grow these fruit species. Visit a biodynamic dairy farm, taste their products, and enjoy lunch with an amazing panoramic view. Head to Crater Lakes Coffee, the highest coffee plantation in Australia. Meet the owner and sample their unique coffee. Visit the region's most established distillery and try spirits, tropical fruit wine, and craft beer. Stop off at a boutique winery before ending the tour at one of Cairns' premier breweries. Sip on a craft beer with a stunning view overlooking the cane fields.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

We had a major issue with the fact that this balloon ride is advertised as 'Port Douglas Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride', when in actual fact it is based in Mareeba and we had to drive from Port Douglas at 3am for one and a half hours to get to Mareeba! This should be stated very clearly at the top of the ad, not in the fine print further down. We had problems trying to change the day for our ride because of the confusion of the departure destination and the fact that we couldn't find a hire car for the date we initially arranged the ride for. In the end, the company allowed us to change our day and we managed to get to Mareeba for our ride. The pilot Frank and his assistants Roy and Tony were outstanding and we felt very safe with them. Our sunrise balloon ride was wonderful with perfect weather, it was a beautiful experience.

Most amazing experience! We had a perfect day, with perfect weather and got a full 1 hour flight! Everyone gets an edge space in the basket, so don’t worry about being stuck in the middle. The staff were very charismatic and definitely made the day even better, the 7am champagne just topped it off at the end.

It was a 30th Anniversary surprise for my husband. He wasn’t keen to start with but didn’t take him long to love it. It was very peaceful, great commentary and will definitely recommend it to family and friends should they travel to Cairns/Port Douglas. Thank you

Fabulous experience. I'm afraid of heights bit loved every moment of the trip. The crew were very experienced but also very entertaining. Thoroughly recommended!

All the staff assisted in this superb experience, thanks!!!