Float over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands, regarded as Australia’s best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year, even when it is raining on the coast. The Balloons launch from Mareeba, located on top of the mountain range behind Cairns and Kuranda.
Hot air balloons travel differently from other aircrafts as they drift where the wind current takes them. The pilot is able to calibrate vertical movement but horizontal movement depends on the wind. The stunning Kuranda range shields the surrounding air from the winds off the coast, which is why the area above the peaceful Atherton Tablelands, is such a wonderful location for hot air ballooning.
“Express Flight” is a bit more expensive but you will not be waiting on the second balloon to land, and will instead return to Cairns approximately 08:30 AM.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Cairns Accommodation|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Departs Cairns City 04:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 08:30 AM (express flight) or 10:15 AM|
|WEAR||Dress in comfortable, casual clothes. Take some warmer clothes with you. Sunglasses are a good idea.|