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One hour Tablelands Balloon Flight
Raging Thunder

This 1 day trip is rated easy.

Departure Information
Departure is from your lodging every day.
Lodging Pick Up Times: Cairns5:00 AM
 Port Douglas4:30 AM

The Trip

This trip gets you floating over the outback at daybreak for a full one-hour flight. Like the half-hour trip offerred by Raging Thunder, it uses the same type of balloon, has the same Aussie Champagne breakfast and all the other trimmings. The only difference is you get a full hour up in the balloon, floating over the rustic rural landscape of the Atherton Tablelands.

Keep in mind that often times this one hour flight is comprised of two half hour flights, and is not a single one hour flight.

Two friends of ours recently took their first balloon flight over the tablelands, an area they had never seen. Suffice it to say, they’re not morning people, and were not looking forward to the 5:00am (4:30am in Port Douglas) pick up time. However, they recognized that the pre-dawn start is one of the key elements that make this trip worth it. Impressed with the morning quiet while floating over the landscape, they watched wallabies hop through the bush, and the beautiful morning light on the landscape. With a couple of cups of Jo cranking through their veins, they would definitely do it again. Remember to bring long pants and a sweater, it can be cool in the mountains in the early morning.

Raging Thunder asked us to remind you that the departure and return times listed here are approximate, and vary depending on the time of year. We will let you know more exact times when you book. The minimum age requirement for this trip is 5 years of age.


  • world's largest commercial balloon
  • Aussie champagne breakfast
  • personalized flight certificate
  • transfers to and from lodging

Book This Trip
All prices are in US Dollars.
1 Apr 18 - 31 Mar 19* 1 Jul 18 - 30 Jun 19*
Child to/from Cairns $180 $202
Adults to/from Cairns $238 $260
aviation insurance levy $22 $22
Children are between the ages of 5 & 13
Currently applicable trip prices marked with *

Suggested Items to bring on this trip:

your ticket suitable clothing hat

The Company

Raging Thunder has operated rafting trips on area rivers since 1984 and is one of two companies responsible for pioneering white water rafting in the Cairns area. They also own Rescue 3, which trains Australian and Asian river guides, including those working at Raging Thunder, assuring that their staff is extremely well-trained and qualified. In the last five years the company has expanded its offerings to include kayaking and ballooning trips.

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