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Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride and Barron River Rafting Adventure with Transfers


Experience two of the best adventure activities in Cairns in one day! Kick-start your day soaring above the clouds on a hot air balloon before riding untamed waters as you go rafting in the afternoon.

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Hot and Cold Picnic Breakfast Sample Menu:
- Baked Danish pastry
- Muesli bar
- Fresh fruit
- Smoked ham, roast pepper & spinach fritatta
- Beef chipolata & tomato
- Champagne with guava or orange juice
- Tea and coffee
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Tea / Breakfast / English-speaking guide / Certificate
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location

  • Pick-up at Select Hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches
  • Bus Ride to Mareeba
    173198 Journey to one of the best places to go on a hot air balloon ride aboard a comfortable bus. Take this time to learn about your sky-high adventure ahead with an onboard DVD or instruction manual. Please note that the take-off location will be based on the day's weather.
  • 06:00 Hot Air Balloon Ride
    173193 Witness how the balloon is inflated and maybe even get a chance to help out in the process. Then, hop inside the basket and kickstart your hot air balloon ride. Feast your eyes on scenic city views below as you glide across the sky.
  • Hot and Cold Picnic Breakfast
    hotbox02 Enjoy a hot and cold picnic breakfast at a purpose-built Aussie bush setting nestled in the midst of the Mareeba Valley.
  • 08:30 End of Balloon Tour and Souvenir Purchase
    173186 Make your way back to the hotel on board the same bus. You may purchase photos of your hot air balloon experience and receive your well-deserved certificate of completion during this part of the tour.
  • 13:30 Pick-up at Your Hotel (For Rafting Tour)
  • Activity Guidelines
    Hop on a bus going under the Kuranda Scenic Railway and listen closely as the tour staff prepares you for your rafting adventure ahead. Learn about the different safety protocols involved in whitewater rafting to ensure a smooth and secure experience.
  • 14:45 Rafting Adventure
    107733 Begin your adventure by heading to the start point and hopping on your raft. Your guide will be teaching you the proper way of using the paddle as well as some additional safety precautions. Pump up the adrenaline as you ride along the stream and take in the stunning nature views that surround you.
  • 16:30 Leisure Break
    107734 Enjoy some free time to relax, swim in the clear water and admire the beauty of nature, a perfect way to cap off the thrilling adventure. Toilets and changing rooms are available on site.

    Photos of your activity will be available for purchase at this time.
  • Drop-off at Select Hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches
Package detail / Schedule
    • Children below 13 years old are not allowed to join the activity. There will be no services offered to watch/keep children during the rafting.
    • Participants under the age of 18 should be accompanied by full paying adults (parents or guardian).
    • Guests with the following conditions may not be able to participate in the activity (please indicate upon booking):

      - disabilities and handicaps
      - cardiac disease
      - diabetes
      - asthma
      - epilepsy
      - bone injuries
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Take-off field of the Hot Air Balloon Flight may be wet with some deep-weeded areas. Please wear comfortable closed shoes and long trousers (may get dirty upon walking) and avoid light colored clothes, skirts, high heels or beach sandals.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • This tour requires surcharges (Navigation and Insurance Fee) of AUD $30 for hot air balloon ride and another (National Park Fee) AUD $30 for rafting to be paid on site at each location.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Restroom (only at the end point) and lockers are not available at the starting point.
    • Activity provider will not take responsibility in any case of theft, lost valuables and similar situations. Injuries will be treated with first aid only.
    • Guests staying at hotels not included on the provider's list will be required to go to the nearest available hotel.
    • Souvenir photos of the activity are available for purchase.

      *Photos will be sold only on the day of the activity and will not be available at a later date. Please prepare cash, credit card or traveler's check in advance if you wish to purchase.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 04:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Dates can be changed up to 24 hours before the tour departs at no additional charge. Bookings rescheduled less than 24 hours before the tour departs will forfeit 100% of the total price paid.
USD 245.40
USD 245.40

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Language English
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily
Meal Breakfast
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Cairns Hot Air Balloon Ride and Barron River Rafting Adventure with Transfers