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EARLY MORNING START
EARLY MORNING START
30 & 60 MINUTE FLIGHTS
30 & 60 MINUTE FLIGHTS
SPECTACULAR VIEWS
SPECTACULAR VIEWS
SMALL GROUPS
SMALL GROUPS

Hot Air Ballooning

Updated: 21-Jun-2016

Hot Air Ballooning:

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!

Mareeba provides perfect weather conditions for ballooning. There are over 50 departure points in the Mareeba area, which vary each day depending upon the prevailing wind direction. The cool air in the Mareeba Valley just after dawn provides the stable conditions needed for ballooning.

There are a couple of companies who offer early morning flights with transfers from Cairns & Port Douglas.  If you are staying in the Tablelands you can drive yourself to the Mareeba Information Centre and Join the crew while they look for a departure point for the morning flight.  Some balloons have a  have a capacity of twenty persons.  Enjoy panoramic views and spot Australian wildlife from the air as you float along above wide-open spaces and picturesque landscapes.

Those taking a half hour flight can participate in the balloon chase, following the balloon to wherever the wind takes it.  At the end of the flights you can join in the fun and help pack up the giant balloon.

Combine with Kuranda Train & Skyrail or Skyrail only:

As this Ballooning tour is located on the Atherton Tablelands many visitors opt to combine this tour with a Kuranda Train and Skyrail or Skyrail only component.  If these tours are pre-booked with our special combo rates they do work out at better value than booking the individual components separateley. 

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