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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Absolutely perfect from start to end. I'm terrified of heights but the flight was so smooth and relaxed, loved Bob's jokes! The bonus of a glass a bubbly, a certificate and emailing your photos for free was awesome!

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed 7 March 2021

Great morning out and about for our first time in a Hot Air Balloon. Absolutely loved it, amazing sunrise experience. VIP experience was worth the extra $$$ for the private vehicle from Cairns to Mareeba, returning via Palm Cove for a yummy breakfast at NuNu Cafe on the beach. Thank you #hotairballooncairns, excellent start to the day.

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank cm742richj
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Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

Absolutely recommend! An amazing experience with such a professional and entertaining team! So great to enjoy a glass of bubbles after and have the team spend time answering our questions. Worth the early rise!

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank VICKI J
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

Our first hot air balloon flight and we were not disappointed. Our guide Hitoshi picked us up on time from our accommodation for our transfer to Mareeba where we met the rest of the Hot Air Balloon Cairns team, Balloon Pilot Bob and Ground Crew Ryan. Hitoshi took the time to go over the morning’s itinerary, before we got to the launch site as the rest of the team prepared the balloon for flight. After a safety briefing from Bob, we were soon away and floating gently across Mareeba Valley. Bob shared his local knowledge of the area and pointed out different features as we passed overhead all while skillfully changing altitude to take advantage of the wind layers to glide us across the valley. At the end of the flight we touched down in a farmers paddock, much to the surprise of the local cattle, with Bob managing to keep the basket upright after sliding along to a halt. After landing we pitched in to help pack up the balloon (this is optional and you don’t have to participate), before enjoying a sparkling wine toast. The early morning wake up call is well worth it, you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2021
Thank R0B4810
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Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Went on an amazing experience in the hot air balloon in Mareeba, honestly I did not expect it to be this wonderful! It was so beautiful and serene, I felt super safe with all the crew, Bob and Roy, and Tony was absolutely hilarious! Thank you so much!!

Date of experience: February 2021
Thank yardenak2017
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hotairalex, Public Relations Manager at Hot Air Balloon Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2021

Thanks for sharing yardenak2017. Wonderful to read you enjoyed your experience.

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