Dreams do come true with Hot Air Balloon Cairns
Admire the stunning natural wonder of Tropical North Queensland from the best seat in the house. The beauty of hot air ballooning is getting away from the crowds to a place where you can contemplate and survey the world beneath you. With nothing to obscure your view, the cloudless skies, and glorious Queensland sunshine, you’ll be amazed by the panoramic vistas that surround you on your Hot Air Balloon Cairns flight.
Savour a fresh, new day. Take in the silence, gaze across the Atherton Tablelands, just a short drive from Cairns, as you fly with the air currents in a hot air balloon. Photo 2 of 3.⠀ ⠀ #earlymorning #firstlight #hotairballooncairns #hotairballoon #flight #majestic #bucketlist #holiday #cairns #thisisqueensland #panorama #athertontablelands
Your 30-minute balloon ride takes off from picturesque Mareeba, flying gently and high above the Atherton Tablelands. Within no time you can appreciate the expansive beauty of the Atherton Tablelands below you as the human world shrinks away and the natural beauty of Tropical North Queensland takes on a new complexion.
Our highly experienced pilots and friendly staff will put even the most nervous passengers at ease. With an exemplary customer satisfaction and health and safety records, you can put your trust in us and let yourself float away. Hot Air Balloon Cairns has the largest fleet of hot air balloons in Australia, giving you the flexibility to set off on your dream voyage.
Many TripAdvisor users noted the feeling of calm as they ascended over this stunning landscape. One of our customers noted: “As we glided higher, sunlight shone and we could see the vista around us and below. Fields, sugarcane plant, cows, trees, hills. The glide was smooth and we climbed to 2800 ft. Our balloon made shadows on the hillsides and treetops and on the ground. It was like flying on Aladdin’s magic carpet… We flew around with the expert control of Pepe a Spaniard who was very amiable and informative.”
Many Instagram users captured the beautiful sight of the patchwork fields, the hills in the distance and early morning clouds. One lucky customer posted an incredible 360-degree rainbow as their balloon appeared to fly through the centre of it.
Surrounded by ranges, the Atherton Tablelands is a stunning place to be up in a hot air balloon as the morning unfolds. Here, the sunburst breaks from behind a balloon basket upright, as it rises over the rainforested hills that border Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Panorama 1 of 3.⠀ ⠀ #athertontablelands #hotairballooncairns #sunburst #panorama
A firm Instagram favourite is the incredible vistas of the sunrise flights. Many described their delight as the sun broke over the horizon rising over the rain-forested hills that border the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns. Many Instagrammers captured the exquisite light, known in the photographic world as the golden hour as it’s the time when the light is most photogenic.
The dawn flights also proved popular with TripAdvisor users who commented on how memorable the views were. “In short time you drift slowly away from the ground,” one customer notes, “effortless, still, and quiet, except for the occasional burst of flame from the burners. The pre-dawn sights are wonderful and the sunrise is amazing from above the low clouds … Truly spectacular… The crew was great! We chose this as part of our 20th wedding anniversary and can tell you it was a spectacular memorable adventure!”
Get a bird’s eye view of Australia’s most famous and much-loved creatures, kangaroos and wallabies, skipping around in fields below. The chance to see our iconic animals undisturbed from this aerial vantage point proved very popular on TripAdvisor and Instagram, with many customers describing it as a highlight of their trip. One reviewer remarked, “To say this was spectacular and so peaceful is almost understated. It was superb watching the sun peak through the clouds, kangaroos, and wallabies throughout the orchard”.
Give yourself a view of the whole picture as you appreciate the vastness of Tropical North Queensland from this unique perspective. You’ll feel the fresh air, a welcome change from the midday heat on ground, as you drift over this idyllic landscape. With Cairns’ good weather all year round and great flying conditions, you can enjoy these unforgettable panoramas in all seasons.