Cairns Hot Air Balloon Classic Tour

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Option Prices

  • Selfdrive
  • with Cairns Transfer
  • Luxury Package
Classic Ballooning Self Drive (Per Person)
Classic Ballooning with Cairns Transfer (Per Person)
Ballooning Cairns and Luxury Package (Per Person)
Ballooning Cairns and Luxury Package (Per Person) Public Holiday

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

  • Enjoy a 40-60 minute hot air balloon flight at the picturesque Atherton Tablelands Whole journey will be 4-5 hours.
  • Witness the mesmerizing views at sunrise and immerse yourself in the tranquility
  • Take advantage of convenient transfer service within Cairns

-What You Can Expect-

Bring your friends and family to the Atherton Tablelands to embark on a fun-packed hot air balloon tour!
Hop onboard one of Australia's largest fleet of hot air balloons and join a fun and highly trained crew to maximize the enjoyment of your flight.
See the breathtaking sunrise and take Insta-worthy snaps of your ascent.
Experience the unique sensation of floating in a hot air balloon high above the Tablelands!

@ 04:00-04:15 : Cairns Hotel pick up

@ 05:00am:Selfdriver - Meet our Pilots & Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Meeting times are confirmed on booking.

@ 6.30am

Experience the fun & unique sensation of being in a Hot Air Balloon, flying gently high above the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. The balloon takes off from Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn, floating in your Hot Air Balloon, time to really breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia's largest fleet of Hot Air Balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your balloon flight. It's just like a balloon festival, every day!

@ 07.50am

Return and Landing, Hot Air Balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

Digital photos are available to view & purchase at

@ 08.00am

Drop off to the Mareeba Heritage Centre. The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise). Selfdrive may selfdrive to hotel or next place to visit on the day.

@ 08.00am

Drop off to Cairns Hotel or Skyrail Terminal or Reef Fleet Terminal

Ballooning Port Douglas/Cairns Luxury Package (Upgrade Tour ): 

  • Personal Chauffeur & Private Transfers
  • Port Douglas pick up Available
  • Pre-flight health shot beverage
  • Scenic Hot Air Balloon ride (non-exclusive approx 40-60min, for private flight please contact our reservations for a quote)
  • 5 star gourmet beachside breakfast at Palm Cove
  • Glass of sparkling wine with Breakfast
  • Complimentary photo set - delivered digitally
  • Extra Sleep in (Min 2 Pax at this price)

Tour Inclusions

  • Spectacular Classic Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Meet us in Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands or Choose Pick up from Cairns
  • Pre-flight health shot beverage and light snacks
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • Free Digital Photo package worth $80

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Main Meals


1. Hotel Transfer from Cairns
2. Self Drive
Meet our Pilots & Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Meeting times are confirmed on booking.
- Port Douglas 1Hr 15Mins drive - Directions here
- Cairns 1 Hour drive - Directions Here
- Atherton 30min drive - Directions Here
3. Ballooning Cairns Luxury Package : Personal Chauffeur & Private Transfers from Cairns/Port Douglas or Palm Cove.


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Tour currently operates on Daily subject availability . Tour does not run on Christmas Day or New Year's Day
  • Children below 4 years old, expectant mothers, and travelers with reduced mobility are not allowed to participate in this activity
  • Pick-up service is available for most accommodations in Cairns; please provide your hotel's name and address in the Note section when booking. This is an hour-long transfer; your pick-up time will be specified in your booking confirmation
  • Children 3 years old and younger may join the tour without participating in the hot air balloon flight; one parent must take care of the child on the ground while the other parent takes the hot air balloon flight
  • Travelers ages 4–17 must be accompanied by an adult during the entire tour (in and out of the hot air balloon)
  • Travelers must contact the service supplier with their confirmation number during office hours at least 2 days prior to the travel date to reconfirm the booking, pick-up details, and departure time. Please adjust your travel plans according to the details given by the service provider at reconfirmation
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your pick-up location. There might be a 5- to 10-minute delay depending on the traffic. If your coach is late or you are not picked up, please call the service provider with your confirmation number to double-check
  • The departure time for the first and second flight is the same. Once travelers have arrived at the location, those embarking on the first flight will enter the hot air balloon basket and begin the 30-minute flight; the second flight participants will follow the first flight hot air balloon by car
  • The local agency reserves the right to cancel hot air balloon flights due to adverse weather conditions. Full refunds will be granted in this event; please consider before booking
  • Vehicle tracking for the transfer service is available; please add your mobile phone number in the Note section when booking to be provided with the tracking method and details
  • Travelers are advised to consult a doctor before booking and prepare personal medication if needed; please make sure to specify your health conditions and medication in the Note section when booking
  • In the event of a change in itinerary or cancellation due to traffic, weather, or any other unforeseen circumstances, please contact customer service and a partial refund will be granted
  • Travelers with the following conditions are not recommended for participation: High blood pressure, Cardiac disease, Acrophobia, Pregnancy
  • Hot air balloons usually fly at an altitude of 2,500–4,500 feet; travelers who went scuba diving the night before this tour are not allowed admission; travelers who went scuba diving in the morning 1 day before this tour are required to consult a licensed diving instructor about this tour and are responsible for their own health
  • Admission will not be granted to travelers who are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication; refunds will not be granted under such circumstances
  • Travelers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes or sneakers; note that high heels are not allowed
  • Please wear long pants for this tour; skirts are not allowed
  • Travelers are advised to wear outdoor clothing and to avoid wearing white clothes
  • Travelers are advised to bring sun hats and sunglasses
  • Please make sure to bring sufficient water

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 3days. No refund if cancel within 3days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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