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Tour ID: 10018135

Nothing can carve a special place in your memory in the same manner as a Raging Thunder balloon flight at dawn over the spectacularly scenic Atherton Tablelands. This hour-long experience includes an opportunity to watch – or help with – your balloon’s inflation! Accommodating up to 20 people per flight, the giant balloons glide gracefully over the patchwork farms and bush land of the astonishing Mareeba Valley.

• Soar gleefully in the sky as you absorb panoramic views of the Atherton Tablelands towards Mareeba Valley.
• Encounter the divine sunrise from up close as you float across the air.
• Feel like part of nature as you glide peacefully over one of Australia’s most scenic bush lands.

You’ll leave Cairns early (at about 4:15 am) as you travel towards Mareeba Valley located on the Atherton Tablelands. Pick up and drop off at your Cairns or Cairns Beaches accommodation is offered as part of the package. The balloons are inflated in the morning and prepared for take-off. If you get there early enough, you can even assist in the balloon preparation process. Floating over Mareeba Valley is a surreal experience like no other. Your experienced pilot will gently manoeuvre the flight over astounding scenery, while the immense beauty around captivates you. Hot air ballooning is regarded as one of the most enthralling activities in the world and there’s no better place to do it than the Atherton Tablelands. The exquisite Kuranda range shields the area from strong coastal winds, making this peaceful valley an excellent hot air ballooning location.

The 30-minute first flight lifts off, while passengers for the second flight are on their way to the landing sight. The second flight takes off, while the passengers from the first flight travel to the pack-up site on board a comfortable coach. You’ll have a ton of fun helping to pack-up the giant balloons before heading off for a delicous Hot and Cold Champagne Breakfast.

Don’t forget to look out for your photos from your memorable morning − to capture such a memorable event forever! You can pick these up before you head home from the Heritage Museum. These quality photos are produced immediately, so you can carry them with you straight away. Apart from photos, other merchandise is also available for purchase on the day. Once you’re done, we’ll safely return you to your hotel in Cairns, so that you can enjoy other activities on the rest of your trip.

For the best experience, all Raging Thunder hot air balloon flights take off at dawn to give guests the sunrise experience of a lifetime. We promise you a flight to remember!


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    - 30 minute scenic Tablelands balloon flight.
    - Flight certificate.
    - Hot and Cold Champagne Breakfast.
    - Accommodation Transfers.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Remember your balloon flight forever, with an 8x6 inch quality photograph, taken while you are high above the ground!!
    Best of all these photo lab quality prints are produced during your visit to the Heritage Musem, so you can take them with you, or mail them to family and friends .. a must have souvenir!!
    Photos & merchandise available for purchase on the day.

  • Duration:

    Approx 6 hours

  • Departure:

    4:15 AM Daily

  • Return:


  • Departure points:

    Cairns and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    You will be collected from accommodation. Please add your accommodation details on the booking form and we will send pick up information.

  • What to bring:

    Warm clothes in the winter months, but do NOT where light coloured clothing as its easily stained by the volcanic soil - Camera or Video Camera - Hat and comfortable shoes (no high heels)

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child Age: 4-14 years old. Children under 4 yrs are not able to participate.

  • Additional Information:

    A pay on board levy of $30.00pp comprimising of Civil Aviation insurance, landing fee and part recovery of public risk insurance premiums and government taxes and charges is applicable.
    - Ballooning is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
    - It is a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulation that you are able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted

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