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Hot Air Ballooning

Magnificent Hot Air Ballooning
  • Souvenir flight certificate
  • Spectacular Tablelands Scenery
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Hot Air Ballooning Tours

30 Minute Flight  
FROM $229 per adult

Hot Air Ballooning Info


Raging Thunder will take you up on a magical and exhilarating balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands.

The giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bushlands & farms of the Mareeba Valley.

The Atherton Tablelands provide the perfect conditions for hot air ballooning and the view from your basket of rolling hills and winding streams is stunning.

You will arrive just in time to see the balloons beings inflated. As the sun rises your pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the panorama of the Cairns Highlands.

Departures: (Daily)

  • Pick-up from Cairns or Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) accommodation at approx. 4:15am 
  • Pick-up from Port Douglas accommodation at approx. 3:50am
  • Approximately 90-minute drive to the flight site.
  • Return to your hotel at approx 10:15am.
  • Express Flight is designed for people who must return to Cairns as quickly as possible after the balloon flight, so they can meet other tours. As soon as their flight ends, board a separate coach for transfer back to Cairns arriving 8:30am.
  • Self Drive - Meet at  Mareeba Heritage Museum -  June to August at 5:20am,  September to May at 4:45am.


  • Scenic 30 minute Tablelands Balloon Flight
  • Cross Country Balloon Chase aboard coach
  • Balloon Flight Certificate
  • Help pack up the giant balloon
  • Return hotel transfers
  • Aviation levy

60 Minute Balloon Flight: Your one hour total flight time will be either 2 x 30 Minute scenic flights one after the other OR 1 x single 60 minute flight.

Additional Costs:

  • A light Breakfast (muffins, danishes, tea & coffee etc) is available for purchase at the Mareeba Heritage Museum at an additional cost.
  • Also exclusive to Raging Thunder are their in-flight digital photo technology. The opportunity to have your photo taken whilst in-flight, high above the Atherton Tablelands in one of the majestic balloons is a moment to be treasured forever.


  • Warm clothes in the winter months, but do not wear light coloured clothing as it is easily stained by the red volcanic soil
  • Bottle of water and a snack
  • Camera or Video Camera
  • Hat, sunglasses and comfortable shoes (no high heels)


  • Not suitable for children under 4yrs
  • Not suitable for pregnant woman
  • It is a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) requirement that all passengers be able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted.

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