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Hot Air BallooningUpdated: 31-May-2012
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 baloons 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 before tucking into a delicious Aussie champagne breakfast in an exclusive bush breakfast area.Edit This Page