Aussie Bush Experience Activity Combo

1 Day Hot Air Balloon & Horseriding

  • 30min. early morning Balloon
  • 2 hour Horseriding | BBQ lunch
Inc. all levies & taxes

Aussie Bush Experience Activity Combo Info


Explore the Atherton Tablelands from aboard a Hot Air Balloon with Raging Thunder, and experience the Aussie bush, rainforest and spectacular views on horseback with Blazing Saddles.

Your Day: 

  • Raging Thunder will pick you up from your Cairns accommodation at 4:15am for the 90-minute drive to the flight site in the Atherton Tablelands. You will arrive just in time to see the balloons beings inflated. As the sun rises your pilots gently lift off and quietly glide the balloons over the bushlands & farms of the Mareeba Highlands. 

  • Afterwards you are returned to your accommodation no later than 10:30am with Blazing Saddles then collecting you from your accommodation by 10.45am for your Horseride adventure to begin at 11.15am

  • Blazing Saddles is located on a working sugar cane farm and the property boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes. 

  • Blazing Saddles Horse-riding tours offer a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure.  All horses have a friendly, mature nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability.

Departs Daily:

  • Departs Cairns 4:30am and returns 2pm  Times are approx.

Your Tour Includes: 

  • 30 minute Balloon Flight
  • 2 hr horse ride
  • Aussie BBQ lunch
  • All accommodation transfers
  • All tuition - no experience necessary

What to Bring: 

  • Ballooning
  • Wear comfortable flat shoes
  • Camera /  Video Camera
  • Money for refreshments
  • We recommend bringing a bottle of water and a snack with you
  • White or light coloured clothing is not recommended as it is easily stained by the red volcanic soil of the Tablelands
  • Horse Riding
  • Long pants
  • Enclosed shoes (no thongs or sandals, runners are ok)
  • At least a T-Shirt (no Singlets or sleeveless shirts)
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Money for souvenirs and photos.


  • Ballooning & Horse Riding is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
  • It is a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulation that you are able to climb in and out of the basket unassisted

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