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Raging Thunder - Hot Air Ballooning Flights

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
30 Minute Balloon Flight - Port Douglas bus Return $270.00 $199.00 N/A N/A $30.00
30 Minute Balloon Flight -Self Drive $199.00 $121.00 N/A N/A $30.00
30 Minute Balloon Flight - Cairns bus Return $240.00 $175.00 N/A N/A $30.00
60 Minute Balloon Flight - Cairns bus transfers $330.00 $250.00 N/A N/A $30.00

Extras: $30 per person civil aviation, insurances and fees are payable direct on the day of travel.

Children: Aged 4-14 years.

Spectators:  Non-flying spectators are charged at $65pp (with Cairns transfers), and $85pp with Port Douglas transfers.

Rates are valid until 31st March 2019.


Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

As the sun rises, so do our hot air balloons!  Come and enjoy a spectacular journey over the vast plains of the Atherton Tablelands.  Our balloon baskets can comfortably fly up to 20 people per balloon.  The Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba is regarded as Australia's best ballooning location with over 300 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal place for hot air ballooning flights.

As we rely on our balloon rides to be carried by the wind, every flight is different.  Our Chief Pilot will choose the days launch site from one of our many locations dotted around the Mareeba Valley.

The first flight of the day will lift off, whilst the passengers for the second flight chase the balloons onboard the bus.  After the first flight lands, passengers for the second flight take to the sky - followed by passengers off the first flight in a balloon chase on the bus .  Afterwards join in the fun helping to deflate and pack up the giant balloons.  Group photos are taken as well as in-flight photos which are available for purchase on a USB stick.

(Self Drive Options are available for those with a car)

Departs Cairns (Cairns Bus Transfers): 4.30am

Returns Cairns: 10.15am (Express returns at 8.30am - extra cost applies)

Departs Port Douglas: 3.50am

Returns Port Douglas: 10.00am

30 Minute Balloon Flight Includes:

  • 30 minute scenic balloon flight
  • Souvenir Flight Certificate
  • Cross country balloon chase onboard coach (not on the Express return option)
  • Return bus transfers to/from Cairns


* You can also choose to do an Extended 60 Minute Balloon Flight (60 minutes or 2 x 30 mintue flights)


Due to the very early start of Hot Air Ballooning, we can package another activity into your day such as Green Island, Rafting, ATV QUAD Bikes or Skyrail.  Please enquire for more information.


* Please bring a bottle of water and a snack, wear comfortable flat shoes, wear darker coloured clothing (as light coloured clothes are easily stained by the red soil), jacket and long pants for the cooler months (May-Sep).

* Ballooning is NOT suitable for anyone who may be pregnant and passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket unaided using the footholds provided.


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