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2 Day Sunlover & Balloon

Outer Reef + Balloon Adventure
  • Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Waterslide
  • 30 minute scenic balloon flight
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2 Day Sunlover & Balloon Tours

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FROM $425 per adult

2 Day Sunlover & Balloon Info

2 Day Reef & Balloon Adventure

Day 1: Join Sunlover Cruises for a memorable trip to their Outer Barrier Reef pontoon (floating platform) at Moore Reef, and enjoy the many activities available.

Day 2: Enjoy an exhilarating 30 minute Balloon Adventure Flight with Raging Thunder.

These 2 daytrips can be done on any two days of your holiday in no particular order.


Make your way to the Reef Fleet Terminal on Spence Street, Cairns.
Check-in starts from 8.30am and closes at 9.15am for a 9.30am departure and cruise via Fitzroy Island to the pontoon at Moore Reef on the Outer Barrier Reef.
Arrives back in Cairns at 5:30pm.


  • Travel to the reef on-board air-conditioned catamaran
  • Free tea and coffee on boarding the vessel
  • 4 hours at the reef
  • Tropical buffet lunch including fresh seafood, hot dishes, salads and tropical fruits
  • Marine naturalist presentation
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Waterslide
  • Snorkelling enclosure with rest and view station
  • FREE Glass bottom boat tours
  • FREE Semi Submersible tours
  • Fully enclosed kids pool - The kids can swim in a safe, enclosed environment and still get to experience the Great Barrier Reef, as fish can swim inside the enclosure.
  • Touch tank to experience unique marine life up close
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Afternoon tea
  • Freshwater showers and change rooms

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Charges Apply):

  • Certified Scuba Diving
  • Introductory Scuba Diving
  • Seawalker Helmet Diving
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Scenic Heli Flights
  • Transfers from accommodation in Cairns, the Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach and Palm Cove)
  • Prescription Lenses available for $5 hire with $50 deposit
  • Locker hire is $6 and is arranged onboard.
  • Full bar facilities

Introductory Dive:
If you really want to get close to the amazing coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, join an introductory scuba dive. All instructors are PADI qualified and experienced so you can immerse yourself in the reef up close, even without prior dive knowledge. Sunlover Reef Cruises offers a range of unique dive locations, with each dive tailored to suit your level of confidence and expertise.

Sea Walker Helmet Dive:
Seawalker has been designed to introduce people to the excitement of the underwater world, even without any prior dive knowledge or experience. You will be guided on your adventure by a qualified Seawalker diving instructor. Unlike traditional scuba diving, Seawalker enables you to breathe through your nose and mouth as you would above water. Seawalker also allows you to keep your face and hair dry while you experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Seawalker and Diving restrictions:
* Minimum age 12 years
* Please note that Seawalker or Scuba Diving is subject to a medical checklist.
Medical checklist for Seawalker & Scuba Diving.


Raging Thunder will take you up on a magical and exhilarating balloon flight at dawn over the Atherton Tablelands.

The giant balloons accommodate up to 20 people, and glide gently over the bushlands & farms of the Mareeba Valley

The Atherton Tablelands provide the perfect conditions for hot air ballooning and the view from your basket of rolling hills and winding streams is stunning.

Departures: (Daily)

  • Pick-up from Cairns accommodation at 4:15am (approx) for the 90-minute drive to the flight site.
  • 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 panorama of the Cairns Highlands.
  • Return to your hotel at approx 10.30am.


  • Scenic 30 minute Tablelands Balloon Flight
  • Balloon Flight Certificate
  • Help pack up the giant balloon
  • Return hotel transfers
  • Aviation levy

Additional Costs:

  • A light Breakfast (muffins, danishes, tea & coffee etc) is available for purchase at the Mareeba Heritage Museum at an additional cost.
  • Also exclusive to Raging Thunder are their in-flight digital photo technology. The opportunity to have your photo taken whilst in-flight, high above the Atherton Tablelands in one of the majestic balloons is a moment to be treasured forever.

Ballooning restrictions:

  • Not suitable for children under 4yrs
  • Not suitable for pregnant woman
  • 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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