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Tour ID: 10018251

Take to the sky, then to the river with this great 2 day combination.


As the sun rises your pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands (also known as the Atherton Tablelands). We then have a quick comfort stop, before being returned to your accommodation or Kuranda with plenty of time to enjoy other tours in the same day.


Begin your day with collection from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Mission Beach accommodation and travel south to the spectacular surroundings that await you. The Tully River is situated in stunning World Heritage Listed rainforest and offers an awesome day out rafting grade 3-4 rapids over 5 hours.
Enjoy a well earned barbeque lunch alongside the river bank. Expect the need to hold on at times on these moderate technical rapids, however no experience is necessary, most of your fellow rafters will never have rafted before. A sense of adventure is a must!

Includes :

- 30 Minute Balloon Flight

- Tully River Full Day Rafting with BBQ lunch beside the river (departs Cairns 7am)

- All accommodation transfers

- Optional Extra's: Same day photos & merchandise

Please note:
- Ballooning & Rafting 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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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Ballooning: IN FLIGHT DIGITAL PHOTOS 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 breakfast, 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.

    Rafting: Disc of your rafting photographs, shoes available for hire.

  • Duration:

    Ballooning: Approx 6.5 hours

    Rafting: Approx 11.5 hours

  • Departure:

    4:15 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Balloning: Approx 10:30am

    Rafting: Approx 6:30pm

  • Departure points:


  • 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.

    Balloning: Departs Cairns 4.15am and returning approx 10.30am

    Rafting: Departs Cairns 7am and returning approx 6.30pm

  • What to bring:

    Ballooning: 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)

    Rafting: Please bring a towel, reef, Teva sandals or sandshoes, a dry change of clothes and sunscreen, money for souvenirs.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    IMPORTANT: Min age 13yrs old (Rafting only)

  • Additional Information:

    $30.00pp on day of Ballooning for civil aviation and other insurance charges, take off/landing fees, transfer costs, Government taxes and charges and administration charges / $30 per person on day of Rafting for insurance charges, land management agency prescribed daily client fee, water release fees, transfer costs, Government taxes and charges and administration charges

  • Destinations:

    Mareeba and Tully

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