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Hot Air & Quicksilver

1 Amazing day Ballooning & Quicksilver
  • 30 Minute Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Famous Quicksilver Outer Reef Pontoon
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Ballooning & Outer Barrier Reef  
FROM $470 per adult

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Ballooning & Quicksilver Outer Edge Reef Experience in one AMAZING day!

For two spectacular “must do” experiences all in one magnificent day, marvel in the romance of hot air ballooning then continue your adventure as you cruise to the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf to Agincourt Reef with Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Reef Cruise. 

Start your day on a high with hot air ballooning!  Watch the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Tablelands then experience the wonder, silence and romance of floating in a hot air balloon.  

The Atherton Tablelands provides ideal weather and climate conditions for this gentle activity and our beautiful region offers unrivalled views of the unique Australian landscape.  Binoculars are on-board to capture sightings of the local birdlife and other unique wildlife.  Kangaroos are often sighted on this tour.  Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. 

After some fun pack up games, your door-to-door transfer will connect you to join Quicksilver’s Outer Reef Pontoon Cruise.  Personal photo portraits capturing your balloon flight are available for purchase.

Your day at a glance...   

Early morning 30 minute Hot Air Ballooning Flight

  • Coach pick-up from your accommodation approx. 4am
  • Hot Air balloon experience over Atherton Tablelands
  • Coach transfer to Port Douglas Reef Marina

    Reef Marina Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise

    10.00am - Depart Port Douglas for Agincourt Reef
    11.30am - Arrive Agincourt Reef Activity Platform
    3.00pm - Depart Agincourt Reef
    4.30pm - Arrive Port Douglas Reef Marina
    4.55pm - Coach departs for transfer to accommodation 

    After your early morning ballooning experience, you’re set to continue your day of adventure with Quicksilver to the awe-inspiring outer Great Barrier Reef where you will discover a world of beauty, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine life.

    Quicksilver’s highspeed wavepiercing catamaran will take you in air-conditioned comfort to an exclusive activity platform moored at the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. 

    The Agincourt ribbon reef systems showcase spectacular coral formations, colourful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility.  From the spacious activity platform guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this stunning reef world in comfort, whether you choose to get wet and snorkel or stay dry and observe. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day.

    Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, discover in the underwater observatory, watch the fascinating fish feeding presentation or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens. 

    Your Quicksilver tour includes:     
  • Transfer to Port Douglas Marina
  • Return Wavepiercer cruise 
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Snorkel instruction
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Underwater observatory fish & coral viewing
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels - as often as you like!
  • Fish feeding (conducted by crew)

    Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include:

    Introductory and certified scuba diving, Marine Biologist guided snorkel tours, Oceanwalker helmet diving and scenic helicopter flights.

    General Conditions: 

    •Children: 4 -14 years; under 4 years are free, i.e. 3 or below.
    •All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.

    Hot Air Conditions:  

    •General Mobility: It is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and company requirement that passengers must be able to climb into the basket unaided, so that in the event of an emergency passengers are also able to climb out of the basket unaided.
    •Medical Conditions: Passengers with medical conditions should check their suitability to fly prior to booking. The Operator recommends that pregnant persons do not fly in a hot air balloon.
    •The Operator will not carry passengers who have participated in a scuba dive the day before their balloon flight.

    Great News!  All payments to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.   
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