Hot air ballooning in Cairns: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

Find out exactly how much you can save when soaring high above tropical north Queensland.

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Dreaming of seeing the pristine Atherton Tablelands from the sky? Want to know what your options are price-wise? Well, look no further because we've brought together all the hot air balloon experiences available in Queensland's tropical north region of Cairns.


Our top picks: Hot air ballooning experiences you can book now in Cairns

Hot air Ballooning over Atherton Tablelands

Hot air Ballooning over Atherton Tablelands from RedBalloon

Best for: Price

    Highlights:
  • 40-minute flight
  • Watch the sunrise over the tropical horizon
  • Witness rainforests and mountains as you float past
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    Hot Air Balloon Experience in Cairns with Round Trip Transfers

    Hot Air Balloon Experience in Cairns with Round Trip Transfers from Klook

    Best for: The whole package

      Highlights:
    • Extensive package options
    • Soar over the Atherton Tablelands
    • Round trip transfers to and from your accommodation
    • View details

      Why you can trust our recommendations for hot air ballooning in Cairns

      • We compared hot air ballooning in Cairns options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
      • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
      • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our hot air ballooning in Cairns experiences.

      Hot air ballooning in Cairns: Compare experiences, locations and more

      ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
      Hot Air Ballooning over Atherton TablelandsAtherton Tablelands40 minutes
      • Safety briefing
      • Flight certificate
      • Accommodation transfer
      Redballoon
      Hot Air Balloon Experience in Cairns with Round Trip TransfersAtherton Tablelands30 minutes or 60 minutes options available
      • Expert commentary
      • Safety briefing
      • Flight certificate
      • Accommodation transfers
      Klook
      Cairns Hot Air Balloon TourAtherton Tablelands2 hours
      • Accommodation transfers
      • Expert commentary
      • Flight certificate
      Viator
      Cairns Hot Air Balloon FlightAtherton Tablelands5 hours
      • Accommodation transfers
      • Expert commentary
      • Flight certificate
      Finder
      Luxury Hot Air Balloon Flight for TwoAtherton Tablelands and Mareeba5 hours
      • Accommodation transfers
      • Breakfast
      • Glass of sparkling wine
      • Expert commentary
      • Flight certificate
      Finder
      Hot Air Balloon Flight with Skyrail and Kuranda Rail PackageAtherton Tablelands5 hours
      • Accommodation transfers
      • Expert commentary
      • Flight certificate
      • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
      • Kuranda Scenic Train ride
      Finder

      Where can I book a hot air ballooning experience in Cairns and surrounding areas?

      Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
      RedBalloon
      RedBalloon - Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
      5 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Adrenaline
      Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
      5 years
      $10
      No
      Yes
      Klook
      Klook - Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Experience Oz
      Experience Oz - Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
      3 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Viator
      Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Cairns
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
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      Hot air ballooning deals

      KlookKlook

      Get 10% off Cairns and Port Douglas activities

      Ends

      finder.com.aufinder.com.au

      Cairns hot air balloon flight from $330

      Ends

      Experience OzExperience Oz

      5% off first time experience

      Gift It NowGift It Now

      Up to 39% off Cairns experiences

      AdrenalineAdrenaline

      Up to 50% off flying experiences

      Ends

      RedBalloonRedBalloon

      Up to 24% off Australia experiences for 2

      Ends

      Everything AustraliaEverything Australia

      Up to 23% off Cairns activities

      Ends

      Everything AustraliaEverything Australia

      Up to 40% off things to do in Australia


      Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Cairns

      Where can I do hot air ballooning in Cairns?

      Atherton Tablelands is currently the only place you can have a hot air balloon experience in Cairns.

      How much does hot air ballooning cost in Cairns?

      Hot air ballooning in Cairns usually costs between $260 - $380.

      What do I wear or bring?

      Everything that is required for the flight will be provided. In regards to dressing, be sure to wear enclosed shoes (sneakers are a great option), a hat, sunscreen and casual clothing. It is recommended that you avoid wearing white as it may get dirty.

      Are there any restrictions on who can fly?

      Almost anyone is able to fly in a hot air balloon, you just have to be able to enter and exit the basket as well as stand for the duration of the flight. Women who are pregnant and anyone who has recently sustained a serious injury are not permitted to fly.

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