Atherton Tablelands Balloon Flight & Package Options

The Atherton Tabelands is regarded as Australia's best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year, even when it's raining on the coast. Save with a discount package, combining a Scenic Balloon Flight with other Kuranda and Cairns tours.

Balloon Flight

Float over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands on a 30 minute scenic hot air balloon flight.

Chase the balloon aboard our coach to its final landing site, then join in the fun of packing up our giant balloons, returning to Cairns approx 10.15am

Balloon Flight Express Return

Enjoy a scenic 30 minute balloon flight over the Tablelands, with priority boarding on our first of two flights.

After your flight our coaches will return you to Cairns by approximately 8:30am, in time to join other tours.

Balloon Flight Extended Double Flight

Carried by the wind every flight is different. On the day you'll board either

  • 2 x 30 minute flights OR
  • 1 x single 60 minute flight depending on the number of passengers flying.

Returning to Cairns approx 10:15am.

Balloon Flight & ATV Quad Bikes (Save $22)

03:55 - 05:30:

- Pick up from accommodation

- Travel to Mareeba via Kuranda Range

09:00 - 10:00:

- Transfer back to accomodation for a quick change

10:30 - 11:00:

- Pick up from accommodation by Blazing Saddles

11:15 - 13:15:

- Instruction briefing and practice before tackling the winding dirt tracks.

13:15 - 14:00:

- Return to Base and enjoy a bbq lunch

14:00:

- Depart Blazing Saddles and return to accommodation

Balloon Flight & Horse Riding (Save $22)

03:55 - 05:30:

- Pick up from accommodation

- Travel to Mareeba via Kuranda Range

09:00 - 10:00:

- Transfer back to accommodation for a quick change

10:30 - 11:00:

- Pick up from accommodation by Blazing Saddles

11:15 - 13:15:

- Horse will be matched with your ability.

- Safety equipment provided.

-Meander through the trails of the property and looking out for wildlife along the way.

13:15 - 14:00:

- Return to Base and enjoy a BBQ lunch

14:00:

- Depart Blazing Saddles and return to accommodation

Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight and Half Day Snorkelling (SAVE $19)

See the Atherton Tablelands by air then see tropical Fitzroy Island by sea.

For details on each of the tours in this package visit the links under More Info at the bottom of this page.

Balloon Flight & Skyrail (Save $7)

03:55 - 05:30:

- Pick up from accommodation

- Travel to Mareeba via Kuranda Range

09:00 - 09:30:

- Transfer from Mareeba to Kuranda Village

- Browse shops and markets, visit attractions such as:

- Butterfly Sanctuary

- Venom Zoo

- Koala Gardens

- Bird world

13:45:

- Check in at Skyrail ticket Desk.

- Please allow 90 minutes for the journey.

- This includes 2 stops which have rainforest interpretation and scenic lookouts.

15:30:

- Take the skyrail bus from the front of the terminal back to your accommodation

Balloon Flight & Skyrail & Kuranda Rail (Save $19)

03:55 - 05:30:

- Pick up from accommodation.

- Travel to Mareeba via Kuranda Range.

09:00 - 09:45:

- Transfer from Mareeba to Skyrail Caravonica Station.

10:00:

- Check in at Skyrail Ticket Desk. Please allow 90 minutes for the journey.

- This includes two stops with rainforest interpretation & scenic lookouts.

KURANDA RAIL back to CAIRNS CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION:

Option 1:

- 13:30 Check in at Kuranda Railway Station for a 2.00pm departure.

- 16:00 Arrive at Cairns Central Railway Station.

- Make own way back to your accommodation

Option 2:

- 15:00 Check in at Kuranda Railway Station for a 3.30pm departure.

- 17:00 Arrive at Cairns Central Railway Station.

- Make own way back to your accommodation

Balloon Flight Express Return + Fitzroy Island Tranfers (Save $20)

03:55 - 05:30:

- Pick up from accommodation

- Travel to Mareeba via Kuranda Range

07:00 - 8:30:

- Bus transfer to Reef Fleet Terminal

08:30:

- Check inside Reef Fleet Terminal to Fitzroy Island check in desk

09:00:

- Depart Cairns to Fitzroy Island

09:45:

- Arrive Fitzroy Island

10:15:

- Beach hire opens where you can:

- Hire Snorkel equipment | Pre-book glass bottom boat tour or the Fitzroy Explorer tour

- Collect you picnic lunch during the day

- Free time to explore the island ? walk to the light house or the summit

15:30:

- If you have hired any equipment during the day please return to beach hire hut

16:15:

- Boarding Begins

16:30:

- Depart Fitzroy Island

17:20:

- Arrive Cairns

Balloon Flight & Kuranda Rail (Save $10)

Kuranda Rail leaving times:

- 13:30: Check in at Kuranda Railway Station for a 2pm departure

- 14:30: Check in at Kuranda Railway Station for a 3pm departure

NOTE: Kuranda Rail Tour ends at the Cairns Central Railway Station where you will make your own way back to your accommodation