express balloon flight

30 minute flight over the Atherton Tablelands

———— Australia's Most Reliable Ballooning Location

Perfect for those who need to return to Cairns early so they can join other tours or departures. You’ll fly aboard our first flight of the morning then board our coach for an express transfer back to Cairns by approximately 8:30am.


express 30 minute hot air balloon flight

——— guranteed first flight
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  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Return times approximate, travel insurance recommended
  • Please note we can NOT drop off at Cairns Airport
  • Prices valid until 31st March 2020

Make the most of your early start with a

dawn hot air balloon flight

—— with plenty of time to join other tours

There is no better way to start your day than with a dawn balloon flight as the world below you gradually awakens, with specacular views of the Atherton Tablelands.

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Watch Balloons Inflate

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Guarenteed First Flight

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Spot Wildlife

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Express Coach Return

  • What To Bring With You

    Jacket or jumper, and long pants during cooler months (May–Sep)
    Comfortable flat shoes
    Your ticket or voucher

balloon flight SAFETY restrictions AND BOOKING CONDITIONS

——— please read before making your booking

Date Changes

Your tour dates can be changed up to 24 HOURS before the tour departs at no additional charge. Changes inside 24 hours forfeit 100% of the total price paid.

We highly recommend having your own travel insurance.


The minimum age for hot air ballooning is 4 years.

Infants are unable to fly, can cannot be left in the care of ground crew staff.

Medical Conditions

If you are pregnant you will be unable to fly with us.

It is a CASA safety requirement that you are able to climb into the basket using the footholds provided.


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Raging Thunder Adventures

—————— See Australia from the air

The Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered Hot Air Balloon flights in Mareeba Valley in 1993, as this stunning location has over 300 sunny days per year. The most consistant flying conditions of any Hot Air Ballooning location in Australia, which allow us to fly even when it may be raining on the coast!

We transfers passengers from Cairns and its Nothern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas to Mareeba aboard our coaches, with pick ups available from most accommodation properties in these areas.

To book your next adventure call

07 4030 7990

or book and pay online

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