Air New Zealand Activities

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

47 Reviews

  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove, Queensland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2990C30_C60

Reviewed by: mkkoan, August 2014

It was a great experience, definitely recommend doing it! They pick you up early in the morning (too early?) and take you to the site of the hot air balloon. It's on a farm, so beware of manure. We got to watch them blow up the balloon too. I'm very much afraid of heights, but didn't even notice we were up so high. The only thing I was afraid of was dropping my phone while taking as many photos as I could. There isn't much room to move around in the balloon as they tend to pack it with as many people as possible. We got to see several wild kangaroos. Beware that the flames are HOT and sometimes the pilot has to keep the burner on for a while, so I recommend bringing something to cover your neck or head from the heat of the flames. The 30 minutes goes by fast. Once we were back on the ground, they had us help deflate and pack up the balloon, which was fun. Just be careful where you step, since, as I said before, it's on a farm. With that said, wear appropriate shoes too.

Reviewed by: JENNIFER E, July 2014

It was the most beautiful feeling floating along...serene must do it!!! This was mine and my daughter's "Welcome to Cairns " treat...the start of a stunning week in Cairns!!....The tour operator's were the best ...sooo fun and professional!....Tony was the best!!...thankyou so much !!!

Reviewed by: Gustavo G, January 2014

Great time, beatifull pictures, is very early a cup of coffee for the travelers could be a good idea

Reviewed by: Gustavo G, January 2014

Great time, beatifull pictures, is very early a cup of coffee for the travelers could be a good idea

Reviewed by: sirius, January 2014

Fantastic experience - very exhilarating. Staff were very friendly. Early start though.

Reviewed by: Lynn-Maree B, December 2013

Was collected from our accommodation on time. Transport was well organized and efficient. Information from drivers (Alex and Sean) was useful and clear. We were on the second flight of the day, but still got to see the balloon being inflated. Lots of photo opportunities there and again on our way to our take off point. Transfer from first flight group to second flight group was well planned and executed. Flight itself was wonderful. Jay was our pilot. He was friendly and informative. Landing was very smooth. Pepe was one of the ground crew. All staff were professional and inclusive of the group. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Would fly with this company again.

Reviewed by: Nicholas S, January 2013

First time to ever go and would definitely do it again! Staff was great and well organized. Beautiful views of the area and the sunrise.

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Tour code: 2990C30_C60