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05.00am (approx)

Pick-up at hotel by a Hot Air Port Douglas coach for your special package tour, one hour transfer, pickup times confirmed on booking.  Minimum age for child is 12 years.

06.30 am

Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. We fly at Mareeba in the Cairns Highlands. 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. It's just like a balloon festival every day!

07.50 am

Return and Landing, balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.



10.00 am

Please note that Hot Air will drop you into Cairns city for approx 4 hrs shopping/exploring Cairns city until 2pm pickup by Rafting coach. (We recommend Pickup from the Shangri-La Hotel, The Mairna, Cairns). Please specify if you would prefer to be returned to Port Douglas for approx 1:15pm hotel pickup.

1.45 pm


Your experienced whitewater rafting River Guide will pick you up from the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns and transfer you to the top of the Barron River (Grade 3) just 20 minutes away.

2.30 pm

Arrive at Barron Gorge Power Station. Split up into crews for briefing. You'll spend a bit over one and a half hours on the river, its a grade 3 river, great as an introductory experience and for those looking for a shorter rafting trip than the full day Tully

5.00 pm

Finish off whitewater rafting trip with return transfers on Rafting coach to your accommodation in Port Douglas..

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  • Free door to door airconditioned coach transfers to most Port Douglas accommodation, hotels & resorts
  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Free time to enjoy in Cairns City
  • Up to 2 hours of rafting through  Barron Gorge National Park
  • Safety Equipment - life  jacket, helmet
  • Afternoon refreshments


  • Free Wifi on coach transfers from all Port Douglas accommodation


  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money
  • $30 per person to pay Water Levy to rafting operator


Tour Ballooning Port Douglas and Half Day Barron River Whitewater Rafting Code PD30RAFTFF
Adult $435.00 (Include $30 Levy) Child 4-14yrs $404.00 (Include $30 Levy)

**** Please note: There is an additional $30 per person Water Levy to Pay On Board to Rafting Operator.  Total cost = $413 adult/$388 child (valide until 31 March2016). ****

**** Minimum age for a child to raft is 12 years ****

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Comments (7)

  1. “A fun and memorable experience”
    We did this as part of our vacation…

    “A fun and memorable experience”
    We did this as part of our vacation in Cairns and it was a first time for me going up in a hot air ballooon. I didn't quite know what to expect and it turned out to be a great experience. I thought I might be nervous as I have a slight fear of heights but the ride was extremely smooth, I didn't even realize we had lifted off the ground at the beginning! The crew was fun and friendly; I usually judge the skill of the pilot by the landing and so we had a great pilot because the landing was very smooth.
    Overall it was a fantastic experience, the view from up there was like nothing I had seen and I loved the calm and peacefulness of floating thousands of feet above the ground. (via Trip Advisor)

  2. “Unforgettable experience -- Hot Air Balloon in Cairns”
    It's an…

    “Unforgettable experience -- Hot Air Balloon in Cairns”
    It's an amazing experience both for my daughter and me. Although I’ve heard it’s something should be tried from my friend before, it startled me anyway. The scenery was so beautiful and even more beautiful from the sky at sunrise. We saw kangaroos in the forest. It was fantastic…The pilot and bus driver were so friendly, all the facilities were so well prepared, and the whole process were professionally organized. The only thing left for you is to enjoy….
    It worth the mony... (via Trip Advisor)

  3. “What a wonderful experience”
    It was a wonderful exprience that…

    “What a wonderful experience”
    It was a wonderful exprience that we took our first hot air ballooning ride in Cairns on 19th January of 2011.You can not imagine how beautiful that view is!We have met an unforgettable sunrise from the flatland. (via Trip Advisor)

  4. “Fantastic Experience with a very warm and nice crew”
    My Family…

    “Fantastic Experience with a very warm and nice crew”
    My Family and me did the hot Air Ballooning on 20th May 2011 it was an awesome experience on the ground, in the air , i had a private pick up which was done by TONY - what a nice chap, the entire journey up & down till he dropped us back to our hotel Shangri la was a wonderful experience.He explained everything so well and we knew what to expect next.
    Shawn our Balloon pilot was another fun guy to be with there up in the air as he explained and maneuvered the balloon for the 1 hour that we were on board.
    The entire crew on the ground - expert planning, superb execution and a flight full of delight hats off to each one of you ,kudos (via Trip Advisor)

  5. Thank you for the nice experience we had on thursday. We had a wonderful…

    Thank you for the nice experience we had on thursday. We had a wonderful ending of our honeymoon in Australia. (via Facebook)

  6. We had an amazing time on our hot air balloon ride with Hot Air. Thanks…

    We had an amazing time on our hot air balloon ride with Hot Air. Thanks for such a brilliant experience!! (via Facebook)

  7. The team of hot air is not only bringing the people from every continent…

    The team of hot air is not only bringing the people from every continent happier experience, but also keep showing us human bravery. (via Facebook)

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