Hot Air Ballooning (Self-drive or Private Transfers)


Hot Air Ballooning (Self-drive or Private Transfers)

Enjoy a scenic balloon flight over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands.

Classic Ballooning from $420pp (self-drive to Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands)
Luxury Ballooning Package From $880pp (transfers included)

Classic Ballooning


  • Self-drive – Meet us in Mareeba, Atherton Tablelands
  • Spectacular Classic Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Glass of Bubbly or Juice on landing
  • Free Digital Photo package worth $80


  • Pre-Dawn Arrival – Meet our Pilots & Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Meeting times are confirmed on booking. 1 hour 15 minute drive from Port Douglas.
  • 06.30am – Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia’s largest fleet of balloons and a fun and highly trained crew to maximise the fun of your morning.
  • 07.50am – Return and Landing, hot air balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.
  • 09.00-09.30am – The tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise)

$420 per person

Luxury Ballooning Package


  • Personal Chauffeur & Private Transfers
  • Scenic Hot Air Balloon ride (non-exclusive approx 40-60min, for private flight please contact our reservations for a quote)
  • 5 star gourmet beachside breakfast at Palm Cove
  • Glass of sparkling wine with Breakfast
  • Complimentary photo set – delivered digitally


  • Pre-dawn pickup (approx) -Private exclusive door to door pickup from Meridian Port Douglas by a Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas air-conditioned coach for your morning floating over the Tablelands, it’s a one hour 15 minute transfer. Pickup times confirmed on booking.
  • 06.00am – Arrive just in time to see the spectacular sight of your hot air balloon inflate. Take off & experience the fun & unique sensation of hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Your hot air balloon ride gently floats for an hour over the picturesque landscape at sunrise, breathe in the wide-open spaces!
  • 06.30am – The patchwork panorama below brings new sights every day, watch out for the variety of Australian birdlife & take in the peace & serenity that is hot air ballooning.
  • 08.30am-09.00am – Come back to earth and be whisked off by your private transfer to a beachfront five star resort to enjoy a private breakfast at your own table.  Breakfast is at one of  The Norths most famous restaurants, NuNus based in Palm Cove.  Your delicious breakfast is cooked to order is your choice from a gourmet tropical breakfast menu and a glass of cold crisp sparkling wine too
  • Return – you decide – Maybe a stroll after breakfast on one of Cairns’ beautiful tropical beaches or a few more photographs with a palm tree background and no shoes! Return private transfer is available of course but please advise your driver when you wish to depart for your accommodation.

$880 per person


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Please be advised of upcoming maintenance works. We are conducting an upgrade to our bathrooms from the 27 November to 21 December 2023. Any construction noise and disruption will be isolated to between 10am and 3pm. We do apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.