Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co is the only company in Australia to train balloon pilots from novice to commercial standard “in house”. Cairns Hot Air Balloon Co's comprehensive training program conducted by our own Chief Flying Instructor, ensures the highest standards are maintained flight after flight....
About Hot Air Ballooning For Port Douglas
Far North Queensland is the most popular place in Australia to experience Hot Air Ballooning. The dry weather and climate in Mareeba, means great conditions for gentle year round departures. Why not make the most of your stay, and have the experience of your lifetime!
There are two Hot Air Ballooning operators based in Cairns, Raging Thunder and Hot Air who provide daily sunrise adventures from Mareeba in the Atherton Tablelands, located an hour west of Cairns. Staying in Palm Cove is not a problem with both operators providing return transfers from Palm Cove Accommodation by air-conditioned coach, included in the tour cost.
You have choice of the standard 30 minute scenic flight or longer 1 hour option. All Hot Air flights include expert interpretative commentary from your highly trained flight pilot of the unforgettable Mareeba bushland and farms underneath. Look carefully and you will spot wallabies and other wildlife below. Also included in your tour is a flight certificate, in-flight photos which you have the option of purchasing later and a champagne tropical breakfast.
You will enjoy a hot and cold Aussie breakfast buffet and glass of champagne shortly after completing your flight.
Hot Air also offers a unique experience for those wanting to get married. You can book a special wedding package that will pick you up by limousine transfer from your Cairns or Palm Cove accommodation to get married in-flight in Mareeba.
Your one hour flight includes your in-flight wedding performed by onboard wedding celebrant and witnessed by your flight pilot. The wedding package includes in-flight photos of your special day and a private gourmet breakfast back in Cairns on the beach at a 5 star luxury resort complete with champagne.
Cairns is a great spot for Hot Air Ballooning and local operators offer some of the best value ballooning in Australia. An early morning pickup means you lift off just after dawn, considered one of the best ways to see the sunrise.
Don’t just take our word for it; book your Hot Air Ballooning today!