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30 Minute Cairns Balloon Ride


Departure Times

Departs: 6:30 AM - Daily
Returns: 9:30 AM - Daily

Soar above the rest with a spectacular and breathtaking balloon ride

  • Enjoy a scenic balloon ride at dawn for a spectacular experience
  • Peacefully soar above the crowds and view the Atherton Tablelands in a whole new way
  • Take in the sights during a 30-minute flight for unbeatable views
  • Amazing way to start the day and see the Atherton Tablelands from a new point of view

Our popular 30 Minute Cairns Balloon Ride offers guests the chance to see Australia in a unique way and take unforgettable photographs and make unforgettable memories in one of the most beautiful places in Australia, the Atherton Tablelands. Embrace the fantastic views of the Australian bush at dawn as you soar above the rest and take in the beauty this landscape has to offer. This location provides ideal weather for a relaxing journey and panoramic views of your surroundings. Keep your camera handy as there are often sightings of wildlife such as kangaroos and wallabies in the wild.


  • Return transfers
  • The ultimate scenic flight over the Atherton Tablelands 
  • Expert knowledge from your pilot and crew
  • Unbeatable views
  • Unique experience 
  • Commemorative flight certificate
  • Digital photos taken in-flight (extra cost)
  • Gentle flight with an experienced and fun crew 
  • EXTRA $30 to pay per person for Aviation Insurance Levy payable on board

Sample Itinerary

Pick-up at all Cairns accommodation and hotels by a Hot Air Cairns coach for your Hot Air Balloon ride. There is a one hour transfer. Pickup times are confirmed on booking.

6:30am - Pick up from your accommodation with travel to Mareeba. Experience the fun and 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, spend 30 minutes floating in your hot air balloon. 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!

7:50am - Return from your scenic flight, followed by the packing up of the balloon!

9:00am - 9:30am Tour finishes and return to your accommodation

Important Information

  • Please note these are time guidelines only and are subject to change. 
  • Guests must be at least four years of age and be able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted. We as that guests refrain from wearing white clothing so it does not get stained by the red soil and do not wear high heels.


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What To Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes (flat enclosed shoes)
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing (White clothes are not recommended)
  • Hat and sunglasses

What's Included

Pick-up & return from all Cairns and Port Douglas accommodation (save on a transfer Cairns-Port Douglas or Port Douglas-Cairns - they will move you and your luggage as part of the tour!) or do Hot Air ballooning on your departure day and get a free transfer with your luggage to the Airport after the tour.

  • Return transfers
  • Scenic balloon flight - 30 minutes
  • Flight certificate
  • Digital photos taken in-flight (extra cost)

What's Extra

AUD$30 per person for Aviation Insurance Levy payable onboard

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the trip. If the company has to cancel the trip (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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