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Balloon & Rafting

Balloon & easy river rafting
  • 30 minute Balloon flight
  • Afternoon Barron River Rafting
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Balloon & Rafting Tours

Balloon and Barron Rafting  
FROM $392 per adult

Balloon & Rafting Info


Raging Thunder will take you up on a magical and exhilarating flight of your life in the world's largest commercial hot air balloon. 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.

After a little rest you are now ready for an afternoon of rafting on the Barron River. Your "Rescue 3" trained guide will give you all the tuition needed for this exciting afternoon rafting, and only the worlds best rafts are used! No experience is necessary.


Raging Thunder will pick you up from your accommodation at approx 4.10am for the 90 minute drive to the flight site. You will arrive just in time to see the balloons beginning to inflate.

The balloon tour returns to Cairns at 10.00am and you can expect to be back at your hotel by 10:30am.

After a break at your hotel with plenty of time to have lunch and a rest you will be picked up at around 1:30pm for the Barron River Rafting experience.


  • All accommodation transfers
  • 30 minute balloon flight
  • Souvenir flight certificate
  • Approximately 2 hours of white water rafting
  • All tuition - no experience necessary
  • Safety equipment including life jacket, helmet and spray jacket
  • Balloon and rafting levy


Ballooning: wear comfortab
le clothing and warm clothing in winter months (White or light coloured clothing is not recommended as it is easily stained by the red volcanic soil of the Tablelands) hat, sunglasses, camera, bottle of water, snacks

Rafting: Lace-up shoes or reef / teva sandals, swimming costume, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen.
Please do not wear any jewellery - it is recommended that you leave anything of value in your hotel safe for this trip.


  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • You must be able to climb in and out of the balloon basket unaided using the footholds as this is a CASA safety regulation

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