Cairns Up to Sky & Mountain , Down to River Full Day Adventure Combo (Hot Air Balloon , Kuranda Skyrail & Rafting

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  • All day tour return transfer pick up from your accommodation (in CBD) between 03:30-04:30am and return about 18:00pm
  • Up to Sky & Mountain, Down to River Full Day adventure Combo
Ride Highlights
  • Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Pre-flight fruit juice/water
  • Expert commentary
  • Glass of Sparkling wine and Juice on landing
  • Light snack on landing
  • Air Conditioned Transfers from CBD areas and drop off to Kuranda Village
  • Commemorative Certificate

  • Pre-dawn pick up: 03:30-04:30am
  • Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation & hotels (in CBD areas) by a Hot Air Balloon Cairns coach for your Hot Air Balloon ride.  There is a one hour transfer.  Pickup times are confirmed on booking.
  • 06:30am: 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: Our hot air balloon flights are more than an aerial adventure. Upon landing, you're invited to a post-flight celebration featuring an array of locally-sourced refreshments. Delight in a selection of fresh fruits, energising muesli bars, scrumptious muffins, and a delectable variety of savoury pastries and quiche. Pair these with our carefully selected sparkling wine or a refreshing orange juice, as you share your experiences and create connections with fellow adventurers, our pilot, and support crew. Please note, our offerings may vary to continuously provide you with the best of local produce.
  • 09:30 - 10:00am: The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).  We can drop you back to Kuranda Village.
  • 10:00 - 12:15pm: Arrive at Kuranda and enjoy your free time there.
  • 12:15 - 14:00pm: Skyrail down from Kuranda to Smithfield

Kuranda Terminal: Located near the banks of the mighty Barron River, Kuranda Terminal is the start or finish point of your rainforest experience. Inside you’ll find a range of facilities including ticketing, souvenir gift shop, cold drinks and snacks, souvenir photos, restrooms and a Skyrail Rainforest Foundation donation point. The Skyrail terminal is located next to the Kuranda Railway Station and is a short walk from Kuranda village, renowned for its eclectic mix of markets, stalls, arts & crafts, cafes and restaurants.

Barron Falls: Discover panoramic views from The Edge Lookout, visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre and Historical Precinct.

Red Peak: Descend through the canopy to explore one of the most ancient pockets of rainforest on Earth, where unique plants and animals have survived the forces of nature and time. This is the home of lush fern gardens, climbing palms, rare butterflies, birds and imposing rainforest giants, all of which are in constant competition for life-giving light. Exploring the rainforest at Red Peak is an experience not to be missed, so allow yourself approximately 20 minutes to encounter, discover and immerse yourself in this fascinating living museum.

Smithfield (Cairns) Terminal: Located 15 minutes drive from Cairns City and 50 minutes south of Port Douglas. The terminal is easily accessed by Skyrail’s bus transfer service. Free parking is available with dedicated parking for RV’s and caravans and an electric vehicle charge station.

  • 14:10 - 17:40pm: Barron River Rafting (pick up from Skyrail Smithfield Station and return back to your accommodation in Cairns City)
    The Beautiful Barron River. Our Cairns rafting tours are an adrenalin rush and fantastic introduction to white water rafting. These half day tours are hosted on the Barron River, in the Barron Gorge National Park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The natural surroundings are stunning. Towering rainforest mountains, giant granite boulders and the ever-changing face of the river itself, which provides an exciting combination of nail-biting grade 3 rapids and peaceful, calm water floating. Water levels are guaranteed throughout the year, thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro power station. Our Cairns rafting tours operate every day, with pick-ups from Cairns. There’s no experience necessary to participate in this Cairns rafting tour, as our world class River Guides have got you covered. Get ready for fun, excitement and exhilaration on the Barron River. Spectacular river, 2 hours of rafting, adventures for everyone.
  • 17:40 - 18:10pm: Transfer back to your accommodation (in CBD areas)

Cairns Rafting Tour Highlights

Adventure Rafting

Cairns rafting tours combine a series of grade 3 rapids with calm water floating, for adventure and action. Experience is not necessary. A sense of adventure is. Great introduction to white water rafting.

Professional Guides

Our professional Raft Guides will keep you entertained throughout our half day Cairns rafting tours, whilst also keeping you safe. They’re recognised leaders in river safety and maintain the highest standards.

Beautiful Barron River

The Barron River carved out the Barron Gorge over hundreds of thousands of years, with nothing more than the power of its flow. Experience the rapids and wild ride down the gorge.

Ancient Rainforest

The Barron Gorge National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, recognised internationally as being a place of superlative natural beauty. Take in the views all around you from the river.

Stunning Scenery

On Cairns rafting tours, you’re surrounded by thick, lush rainforest, which covers the mountains from the top to the bottom, growing right down to the waters edge. A stunning backdrop.

Green Power

The Barron River is an integral part of clean, green energy production thanks to the operations of the 66 MW Barron Gorge Hydro. You’re rafting in pristine water, which helps power Cairns. Cairns Hotel Drop off Service after Rafting.

Tour Inclusions

  • Spectacular Classic Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Pick up from your accommodation (in Cairns city areas)
  • 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
  • 2 hours free time in Kuranda Village
  • Skyrail from Kuranda to Smothfield
  • Return transfers (from Cairns)
  • 2 Hours White Water Rafting (up to grade 3 rapids) / Can choose Mild Rafting as Family Rafting
  • All Tuition (and safety equipment)
  • River Guides (professional and certified)
  • Barron Gorge National Park (stunning rainforest)
  • $55 eco levy included

Tour Exclusions

  • Hire shoes for A$5.00 and avoid getting your own shoes wet
  • Hire a waterproof spray jacket for A$5.00
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance


  • Hot Air Balloon Bus Pick up from your accommodation (in CBD area) before Sunrise.
  • Drop off to Kuranda Village after Ballooning
  • Take Skyrail Cabelcar by yourself from Kuranda Village Skyrail Terminal
  • Rafting Bus Pick up from Skyrail Smithfield Station
  • Rafting Bus Drop off to your accommodation (in CDB area) after tours.


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Eligibility : Participants must be aged 12+ to participate in this activity
  • You can enjoy the free time in Kuranda Village, where is guests can explore and dine at your leisure.
  • Children is 12-14 years old.
  • Please ware the sandals and bring your own swimming suit, towel and clothes.
  • For the safety of our customers, the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has regular maintenance days when it will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and regret that we are unable to provide separate notification. For detailed dates, please contact customer service personnel or refer to announcements made by the Skyrail website.

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.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.


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