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Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under
Get High Up Top & Dive Down Under Brand New Evolution vessel: a truly memorable reef experience to outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel-Dive-Heli

- 10 min scenic Heli flight
- 1x Certified or Intro Dive
- Glass Bottom Boat tour
- Snorkel gear
- Guided Snorkel tour
- Aussie BBQ Lunch
- 5 hours on the reef
- 2 different reef locations
- Glass of wine and cheese platter on return
- Live on-board entertainment on journey home
FROM $299 Per Adult
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Reef Magic Cruises
Reef Magic Cruises Back due to popular demand!

Heli Special

- Full Day Marine World
- Outer Reef Cruise
- 10 Minute Heli flight
- Lunch
- Semi-Submarine
- Glass Bottom Boat
- 5 hours at Reef
- Morning & Afternoon Tea
FROM $323 Per Adult
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Reef, Kuranda, Cape Trib
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3 Day Tour Package

- Evolution luxury reef day
- Outer Reef snorkel, lunch
- Scuba Demonstration
- Kuranda Train &
- Skyrail Cableway day
- Croc Spotting Cruise
- Daintree Rainforest day
- Wildlife Habitat
- Return transfers Day 2 & 3
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Hot Air Ballooning

Magnificent Hot Air Ballooning
  • Souvenir flight certificate
  • Spectacular Tablelands Scenery
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Raging Thunder will take you up on a magical and exhilarating flight of your life in the world's largest commercial hot air balloon.  The Atherton tablelands provide the perfect conditions for Hot Air Ballooning and the view from your basket.  This tour departs your Cairns hotel at 4:30am and returns at 9:30am.  Ideal morning tour for departure day...more info

1 Day Balloon & Kuranda Tour Combo

Balloon Flight, Kuranda, Skyrail or Train
  • Scenic Hot Air Ballooning
  • Skyrail or Train & Kuranda Village
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See the the Cairns Highlands by air, with a balloon flight and rainforest cableway experience. Raging Thunder 1 day Hot Air Ballooning & Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Rail one way.   Wake up to a magical and exhilarating flight in the world's largest commercial Hot Air Balloon followed by a choice of Skyrail, the world's longest gondola cableway, or the famous historical Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey back to Cairns

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Balloon & ATV Combo

Balloon Flight & ATV
  • 30 minute balloon flight
  • ATV Quad Bike
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Your fantastic day 1 Day of Adventure begins with a Hot Air Balloon flight followed by an exciting 2 hours of ATV. Come and enjoy the fun!...more info

Balloon & Rafting

Balloon & easy river rafting
  • 30 minute Balloon flight
  • Afternoon Barron River Rafting
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Hot Air Ballooning & Barron River Rafting in one day:  Raging Thunder will take you up on a magical and exhilarating flight of your life in the world's largest commercial hot air balloon. The Atherton Tablelands provide the perfect conditions for Hot Air Ballooning and the view from your basket of rolling hills and winding streams is stunning. Barron River Rafting is a fun and relatively easy way to enjoy the afternoon with no experience necessary....more info

2 day Balloon & Tully Adventure

River Deep & Mountain High
  • Beautiful scenery of Tully Gorge
  • 30min Country Balloon Flight
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2 Day Hot Air Balloon & Tully Rafting tour package:   It's river deep and mountain high with this package, where over two days you'll Raft the Tully River and fly over the Atherton Tablelands at dawn in a Hot Air Balloon.
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2 Day Sunlover & Balloon

Outer Reef + Balloon Adventure
  • Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Waterslide
  • 30 minute scenic balloon flight
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2 Day Sunlover & Hot Air Balloon tour combo:  Enjoy a memorable trip to an Outer Barrier Reef pontoon (floating platform) at Moore Reef, including lunch, semi-submarine, underwater observatory, waterslide and snorkelling gear, followed by an exhilarating 30 minute early morning Balloon Adventure Flight the following day with Raging Thunder...more info

Balloon & Fitzroy Island

2 Day Outback & Island
  • 30 minute Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Fitzroy Island day trip with lunch
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Balloon & Fitzroy Island 2 Day Combo:  Watch the sunrise from a Hot Air Balloon over the farming region of the Atherton Tablelands.  This spectacular Australian scenery features rolling hills and wildlife.   Fitzroy Island  is an idyllic tropical island.  Here you can snorkel, hike and relax soaking up sunshine.  

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Ballooning & Green Island in one day

1 Day Ballooning & Green Island
  • Breathtaking Hot Air Ballooning
  • Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat
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1 Day Ballooning & Green Island Adventure including return hotel transfers:  After your breathtaking early morning ballooning experience over the Atherton Tablelands, settle back on Great Adventures high speed catamaran for a 45 minute journey across the Coral Sea to beautiful Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. ...more info

Balloon, Kuranda, Skyrail & Train

Ultimate Kuranda Day Out
  • Magnificent Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Famous Skyrail & Scenic Rail
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Scenic early morning Hot Air Ballooning flight, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, free time in Kuranda and Kuranda Scenic Rail:  Amazing early morning smooth and tranquil 30 minute scenic hot air balloon flight above the picturesque farming communities on the Atherton Tablelands.  Followed by famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with treetop view of the rainforest.  Then, free time to explore Kuranda markets and a relaxed Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride back to Cairns.   ...more info

Balloon, Rainforestation, Skyrail

1 Day Balloon, Rainforestation, Skyrail
  • Rainforestation Army Duck
  • 30 min Balloon flight
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A great 3 in one combo making the most of your visit to the Atherton Tablelands with a chance to explore the rainforest, native Australian animals and Aboriginal cultural shows

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Aussie Bush Experience Activity Combo

1 Day Hot Air Balloon & Horseriding
  • 30min. early morning Balloon
  • 2 hour Horseriding | BBQ lunch
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1 Day Hot Air Ballooning & Horseback:  Explore the Atherton Tablelands from aboard a Hot Air Balloon with Raging Thunder, and experience the Aussie bush, sugar cane fields and Billabong views with 2 hours on horseback with Blazing Saddles....more info

Ultimate Romantic Day!

Hot Air Balloon & pretty Low Isles
  • Spectacular morning Balloon flight
  • Glass bottom boat, Turtle Haven
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Ultimate Romantic Ballooning & Low Isles in one day!   Combine the romance of sailing to idyllic Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef with the romance of hot air ballooning over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands!  Return hotel transfers from Cairns & Port Douglas..

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Hot Air & Quicksilver

1 Amazing day Ballooning & Quicksilver
  • 30 Minute Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Quicksilver Outer Reef Pontoon
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Ballooning & Quicksilver Outer Reef Experience:  For two spectacular “must do” experiences all in one amazing day, marvel in the romance of hot air ballooning then continue your adventure as you cruise to the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf to Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Reef Cruise......more info
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Did you know, the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, is the most popular place in Australia to float in a hot air balloon? Located west to south-south-west inland from Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands elevated position provides ideal weather and climate conditions for this gentle activity. With 98% tour reliability, this statistic is unmatched anywhere in the world within the Ballooning industry.

There are two long established ballooning companies in the Far North: Raging Thunder and Hot Air Cairns. Both operators are industry professionals ensuring a high level of service, state-of-the-art equipment and product quality to deliver one of the very best Hot Air Ballooning experiences in Australia.

For a memorable experience, hop aboard a dawn balloon flight over the Mareeba Valley. The Atherton Tablelands is a fertile plateau that is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland. Views range from the dark greens of the rainforest peaked mountains to the east that form part of the Great Dividing Range, to the dusty reds and oranges of the Outback towards the western fringes of the plateau. With an area of approximately 32,000 km² and a ranging altitude of between 500 and 1,280 m (1,600 and 4,200 ft), the views from a Hot Air Balloon Flight are spectacular. As you glide over this picturesque landscape you'll see and hear Australian wildlife such as wallabies and birds as they awaken.

Depending on passenger numbers there are generally two 30 minute flights operated. The first group takes to the air while the second group embarks on an exciting balloon chase from the ground. This is the perfect time to look out for awakening birdlife & wildlife. The groups then swap activities, while those on a 1 hour flight remain in the basket. Every day is different with up to 7 Cairns Hot Air Balloons floating at one time, which always makes for a great photo opportunity.

Due to the many years in the local region, hot air ballooning has become part of the Atherton Tablelands community and a well known icon, featured in calendars, local schools, kindergartens and libraries as a symbol of the Atherton Tablelands community.  Local farming families have worked alongside the Hot Air Cairns team for over 15 years, allowing Hot Air to launch from a range of private properties spread over the Atherton Tablelands, which allows for optimum take-offs and maximum thrill. This combination of tourism and farming always brings a mix of some amazing patterns and images, when viewed from a hot air balloon basket above.

Accommodation transfers are available from Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Port Douglas departing at approx 4:15am, returning 10:30am. Alternatively it is possible to self drive to Mareeba. You can maximise your day by combining ballooning with many other local tour combos such as the Kuranda Skyrail and Train.

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Pullman, Breakfast & transfers
Luxury Cairns Getaway 5-star Pullman Cairns International with ambient multi-tier marble & timber lobby. Stroll to Reef Terminal, shopping, restaurants & casino.

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- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Return Airport Transfers
- Full Breakfast daily
- Gorgeous pool
- Day Spa
- Gymnasium
- 24 hour room service
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3 night Green Island Getaway
Green Island Resort is the only resort in Tropical North Queensland located on a true coral cay. Australian premier heritage site and home to coral gardens and sea turtles galore..

3 night luxury package!

- 3 Nights Island Suite
- Flexible ferry transfers
- Outer Barrier Reef trip
- Buffet Breakfast daily
- Snorkel gear
- Glass bottom boat
- Sunset beach drinks
- Beach hire equipment
- Exclusive guest pool etc..
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Reef, Kuranda, Cape Trib
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3 Day Tour Package

- Evolution luxury reef day
- Outer Reef snorkel, lunch
- Scuba Demonstration
- Kuranda Train &
- Skyrail Cableway day
- Croc Spotting Cruise
- Daintree Rainforest day
- Wildlife Habitat
- Return transfers Day 2 & 3
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Cairns Ultimate Getaway
6 Night Ultimate Getaway package offers premium luxury, inclusions and value. Enjoy the best Cairns & Green Island have to offer.

CAIRNS ULTIMATE GETAWAY

-3 Nights at Pullman Cairns International
-Kuranda Train & Skyrail
-3 Nights Green Island Resort
-Full Breakfast Daily for 2
-Sunset Drinks nightly
-Outer Barrier Reef Tour
-Tropical Island Paradise
FROM $1226 Per Adult
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The Beach Club Palm Cove
The Beach Club Palm Cove Captures the leisurely tropical lifestyle. Modern hotel rooms with spa, 1 & 2 bedroom fully equipped apartment within resort with 3 swimming pools.

BEACHFRONT RESORT

- STAY 7 PAY 5
- STAY 4 PAY 3
FROM $118 Per Night
LAP POOL, TENNIS COURT
FITNESS CENTRE
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7 Night Vision Family Fun
Vision luxury apartments perfectly located on the Cairns Esplanade. Short stroll along boardwalk to famous Cairns Swimming Lagoon, Restaurants & Marina.

7 NIGHT FAMILY FUN

-Green Island Day Trip
-Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat
-Kuranda Train & Skyrail
-Fully Equipped Gym
-Lap Pool
-Spa & Sauna
-BBQ Area
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Kuranda & Reef Combo
2 DAY REEF & KURANDA Explore 2 Outer reef destinations with all comforts, followed by a rainforest experience to Kuranda Village on the famous Skyrail Cableway and Kuranda Train.

2 DAY REEF & KURANDA PACKAGE

- Fantastic Evolution vessel
- Award winning Skyrail
- Free time in Kuranda
- Kuranda Scenic Rail
FROM $280 Per Adult
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KURANDA TRAIN & SKYRAIL
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The Hotel Cairns
The Hotel Cairns a tropical experience in traditional Queenslander style

STAY 4 PAY 3

- Free Internet
- Full breakfast daily
- Unique & Unbeatable offer!
- New Cardio Gym
FROM $134 Per Night
Full Breakfast daily
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Alamanda by Lancemore
Alamanda Resort & Spa The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove - 5 Star Luxury - 5 Star Service - 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites

STAY 4 PAY 3

- FREE Wi-Fi
FROM $276 Per Night
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Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns Spacious and elegant rooms with private balconies, most with views over Marlin Marina, Trinity Inlet and park lands.

STAY 4 PAY 3

- Free Wi-Fi
- History & Character
- Newly appointed rooms
- Waterfront City location
FROM $145 Per Night
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Mgallery by Sofitel - Reef House
Reef House Resort & Spa Luxury Resort opposite beautiful Palm Cove Beach.

STAY 4 PAY 3

Includes:
- Bottle of Sparkling
- Brigadiers Punch at Twilight
- Wi-Fi and DVD library
- Late 1pm check out
FROM $169 Per Night
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