Ultimate Kuranda Day

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  • Magnificent Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Famous Skyrail & Scenic Rail
Inc. all levies & taxes

Ultimate Kuranda Day Info

Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Free time in Kuranda and Kuranda Scenic Rail:

Amazing early morning smooth and tranquil 30 minute scenic hot air balloon flight above the picturesque farming communities on the Atherton Tablelands.  Champagne breakfast catering to all dietary requirements, followed by famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with treetop view of the rainforest.  Then, free time to explore Kuranda markets and a relaxed Kuranda Scenic Railway train ride back to Cairns.    

Your Day Includes:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Spectacular 30 min hot air balloon ride
  • Friendly and helpful crew & commentary
  • Flight Certificate
  • Champagne breakfast (dietary requirements advised at time of booking)
  • Famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Free time to explore Kuranda
  • Scenic Rail journey back to Cairns Central Train Station
  • Ballooning levy


  • Departs daily at approx. 4.30am - 5:00pm
  • Your hotel pick-up time will be confirmed upon booking

What to bring: 

  • Enclosed flat shoes (essential)
  • Outdoor layered clothing (White not recommended)
  • Your ticket
  • Hat or cap
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Spending money for lunch and the markets


  • 4:30am - Pick-up at your accommodation one hour before sunrise.  One hour transfer via Kuranda Range to Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands.  Pick-up times are confirmed on booking.
  • 6.30am - Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands.  Enjoy the magnificent picturesque landscape.  Breathe in the wide-open spaces!
  • 7:50am - Return and landing, pack-up games, breakfast and lots of laughs.
  • 9:00am - You will be dropped off to Skyrail Caravonica Station for your 1.5 hours journey to Kuranda, allowing for the 2 stops at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station.
  • 11:30am - Arrive in Kuranda, the village in the rainforest for free time to go shopping and sightseeing and the Kuranda Markets.
  • 3:15pm - Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Kuranda Station. Train departs at 3.30pm. (2.00pm Train available by request). The Train will stop at Barron Falls for some time to enjoy the view.  In total will take about 2 hours.
  • 5:15pm - Arrive at Cairns Central Station and make your own way back to your accommodation.

Make sure to remember your camera.  Enjoy spectacular views of the Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba and the Great Dividing Range.  Our balloon pilots are very professional and friendly with public safety paramount.  From your balloon see kangaroos, local birdlife and farming land. 

Please note:

  • Not suitable for children under 4yrs or pregnant women.
  • It is a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) requirement that all passengers be able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted.

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