Hot Air Balloon and Kuranda Skyrail

Enjoy spectacular views from above on this Hot Air Balloon and Kuranda Skyrail package. Float in the clouds at sunrise on a hot air balloon. Then make your way to Kuranda – the “Village in the Rainforest”. Have a wander through the famous Kuranda Markets. Maybe enjoy something to eat, before making your way to the Skyrail station. Glide over the rainforest canopy and the mighty Barron Gorge on the Skyrail. This package is perfect for those staying in the Atherton Tablelands as it is a self-drive option.


Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise Self Drive

Enjoy the scenic flight of your lifetime! Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise has unforgettable views. Stretching from the tranquil country landscapes of the Atherton Tablelands to the Great Barrier ReefYou will love looking out on the vast blue skies over the Atherton Tablelands. Gaze down upon the rolling green farm hills and lush rainforest.

Hot Air Balloon Itinerary

5 am (approx)

Meet our Pilots and Crew at the Mareeba Heritage Centre. Times will vary season to season. Your confirmed Pickup/Meeting time will be issued as soon as you Reserve your booking.

6.30 am

Experience the fun & unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise. With 30 minutes minimum flying time. Breathe in the wide-open spaces! We have Australia’s largest fleet of balloons. With fun and highly trained crew to maximise the fun of your morning.

7.50 am

Return and Landing, hot air balloon pack-up games and lots of laughs.

8 am (approx)
Drop off to the Mareeba Heritage Centre, the tour finish time varies with the seasons (summer, winter and the time of sunrise).

Hot Air Balloon Inclusions

  • Spectacular 30 minute Hot Air balloon ride
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Cross Country Hot Air Balloon Chase
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Meet at the Mareeba Heritage Centre

What to Bring

  • Your ticket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing not recommended.
  • Peak Hat & sunglasses
  • Bottle of water

How To Get There

Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre

345 Byrnes Street

Mareeba, QLD 4880

Phone:  4092 5674


Important Information

  • For Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries – please phone us to discuss before booking online.
  • All times are an INDICATION only. Please note that times do change summer/winter/spring, exact start times given on receipt of your full booking details.


Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail

Not only beautiful but sustainable too! Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail is an excellent example of ecotourism. Specifically engineered for breathtaking views, there’s no better way to see the rainforest!  As the Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail takes you high above the canopy, your view of the rainforest will be completely unrestricted.

Discover an ancient rainforest

Make sure you download the Skyrail app to your phone before departing. This gives you access to expert commentary as you glide through the canopy. Stop off at two different stations. Red Peak Station provides a beautiful walk along a boardwalk through the trees.  Barron Falls Station provides a spectacular view of the famous Barron River Waterfall.

Skyrail Itinerary

  • Self-drive to Kuranda – The Village in the Rainforest. Arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • Barron Falls station will provide you with an excellent view of the majestic Barron Falls
  • Take a complimentary guided boardwalk tour and find out about our fascinating eco-system.
  • Learn about the rainforest at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.
  • Red Peak Station is 545 metres above sea level our 175-metre boardwalk provides an ideal opportunity to explore the rainforest from ground level.
  • When approaching the first rainforest mid-station Red Peak, your gondola will descend through the canopy layers and take you deep in the forest.
  • A one way Skyrail experience will take approximately 90 minutes to complete so for our return service you should allow at least 2 1/2 hours.

Skyrail Optional Extras

Have an even better experience!

For a spectacular view upgrade to our unique glass floor gondola, allowing our guests a unique perspective of the treetops and the forest floor below.  Diamond view gondolas carry a maximum of 5 passengers and depart stations approximately every 7 minutes.

Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail

Important Information

Departure times from Kuranda are every 15 minutes, starting at 9:15 am. Return times from Cairns, Smithfield is every 15 minutes, From 10:15 am – 3:30 pm. Please leave us a booking message with your desired departure and return times. Keep in mind, including the two stops along the way. A one-way journey will take approx 1.5 hours.
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Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise Self Drive

Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise Self Drive

Self Drive and meet the Hot Air team in Mareeba


Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail

Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail

Self-drive to Kuranda Skyrail Terminal for a round trip on the stunning Kuranda Rainforest Skyrail




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