FNQ Ballooning | Raging Thunder | Cairns Best!

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FNQ Ballooning | Raging Thunder | Cairns Best!

With breathtaking views, Atherton Tablelands are regarded as Australia’s best ballooning location with over 300 days of Sunshine every year, even when it’s raining on the coast!


Carried by the wind, every flight is different. The Chief Pilot will choose the days launch site from the many locations dotted around the Mareeba Valley.  As the sun rises so do their balloons, you will be able to watch the balloons being inflated in a spectacular display. The balloon envelopes can hold up to 400,000 cubic feet of hot air!!

The First flight lifts off while the passengers for the send flight chase the balloon aboard the bus!
In-flight souvenir photos are taken and available for purchase, along with your own photos for a great collection.

There are three flights to choose from:
Double –  60 min flight
30 minute Flight + cross country balloon chase!
Express Flight – guaranteed first bus return to Cairns by approximately 8.30am
(Getting you back in time to either rest, go out for breakfast, head to the reef or even quickly check-out and catch your plane home!)

Contact our friendly Getaway staff for current pricing and conditions etc.

When:                 Daily
Departs:             4-4:15am from Getaway on Grafton
Returns:             Approximately 8.30am for express & 10.15am for others.

The Balloon Flight can be can packaged up with other adventures. – See our TOURS ONLINE for some ideas
( some tours are age restrictive eg: horse and ATV) the Tully needs 2 days to complete the package)

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