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Hot Air Balloon Cairns - Tours

#35 of 159 Tours in Cairns
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Address: 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4039 9900
03:30 - 05:30
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 03:30 - 05:30
08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly here...

Experience the hot air ballooning capital of Australia, when you fly here in Cairns as it just like a balloon festival every day. Come flying & enjoy the wonder, romance & silence of the Australian bush as you see kangaroos & Australian wildlife from a very different perspective. So many colourful balloons, the Koala, Roo, World Globe, Honeymoon, Aussie balloons and more. Connect before the Great Barrier Reef to Quicksilver, Great Adventures Big Cat Green Island and more same day. Combine with Skyrail and Kuranda Tours, No bookings fees or credit card fees when you book with us direct and maximum flexibility in dates and refunds too

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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
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First of all you have to get up at 3 o clock in the morning. Then you can make a nap during your 90 minutes busride. At the field you get a short introduction about baloon riding... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
George W
Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all you have to get up at 3 o clock in the morning. Then you can make a nap during your 90 minutes busride. At the field you get a short introduction about baloon riding. Our baloon was not so packed, so enough space for everyone. We had a southafrican well experienced pilot. He was very patient and... More 

Thank George W
Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My husband had booked a balloon ride for my 50th Birthday, and another couple also joined us for the experience. It was awesome, and the pilot was extremely professional and skillful. Now for the disappointing bits. As we were staying in Port Douglas we had been asked to met at Mareeba at 4.15am. We left PD at 3am and drove... More 

2 Thank kyliejoan
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were in a fix when it came to deciding on the location where we wanted to do the ballooning tour. It was between the yarra valley or the Atherton tablelands. After going through tons of reviews, we chose cairns and we weren't disappointed. A mini bus picked us up from our hotel at the city at 04:00 am. The... More 

Thank SheetalShah25
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had our worst experience with this hot air balloon company. The scenery and hot air experience is good. However, this company offers the worst service by lying and tricking their customers. After the balloon ended, they asked us to fold and pack the balloon for them and the pick up bus didn't show up until we finished packing the... More 

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Stainless202, Owner at Hot Air Balloon Cairns - Tours, responded to this review

Hi Eli2232, As a professional hot air balloon operator of many years experience, carrying many thousands of happy customers accross 20 years of oepration and referenced by excellent reviews across Trip Advisor, feedback such as yours is unique, and certainly disappointing to see the misunderstandings that are present here. We would obviously like to follow this up with you personally... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Epic views Some fantastic knowledge on the local area. I would suggest travellers wear trousers and trainers/walking shoes as you might land in a field long grass!

Thank Neil F
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Such a sensational morning. Early rise and transfer out to Mareeba with the extremely obliging, knowledgeable and polite driver, Tony. We were delayed around half an hour before they confirmed the two balloons would fly. They were very organised, and thorough with safety checks and informing all persons riding of loading & landing procedures and didn't waste time loading the... More 

1 Thank Brooke B
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Collected at 3.45am did not arrive at destination until 5.15. On the bus it's small and cramped quite uncomfortable. On arrival you board the balloon and then your down before you know it. Then your on the ground a half hour packing up there balloon for them and baggin it up. You then depart and the driver drops you to... More 

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Mangalore, India
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

early morning 40 kms away in countryside balloons were raised and 90 minutes flying with sunrise view and kangaroos moment in forest,must see and memorable in life time.

Thank DrSrinivas V
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Enjoyed the ride and the crew were friendly and helpful. While the experience of seeing the balloon being blown up and helping to roll it up and put away at the end was interesting, on this particular day the heat and flies at landing site killed the peaceful vibe. Coach transfer was very comfortable, the views were great and seeing... More 

Thank SunnyUnit
Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We did this with the family and had to get up 3 am. drive from cairns to mareeba. That is very early but I guess it has to be like that. Friendly staff and the ride was nice well worth the money. I recommend to do this once in your live at least.

Thank Ed E

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