Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Hot Air Ballooning 1 Day Package

Help code: 2432-16BD
Tour Duration: 11:15 hours

Reasons they will it

  • 30 minute Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Spectacular Atherton Tablelands views
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Delicious buffet lunch with seafood
  • Coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory

Purchase a gift voucher for a full day tour from Port Douglas combining an unforgettable hot air ballooning experience with an afternoon of exploring the underwater wonders of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

There is no better way to start the day than by taking off in a graceful hot air balloon taking a peaceful ride over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands. From this unique vantage point it is easy to see why tropical North Queensland is the hot air ballooning capital of the world! This ultimate scenic experience is an absolute must-do activity and also includes transport to and from accommodation in Port Douglas. Guests will enjoy drifting over the hills and watching the sunrise before floating back down to earth to be transferred to the next adventure for the day!

The next portion of this awesome combo tour from Port Douglas is a day out on the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors will be transferred to meet the reef cruise taking guests to visit a reef activity platform out on the Great Barrier, where guests can snorkel, swim and explore to their hearts content! Even if they don’t want to swim there is plenty to see and do – guests can even explore the underwater realm via the underwater observatory check out the fish on a semi-submersible reef viewing tour! The reef cruise includes morning and afternoon tea and a buffet lunch, use of snorkel gear, and an eco-reef talk!

There are a wide variety of optional activities to partake in when out on the reef such as underwater scooters, scenic helicopter flights, scuba diving and guided snorkel tours or simply relax and enjoy the reef surrounds.

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Hot Air Ballooning

  • 30 minute Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Hotel pick up
  • Expert interpretive commentary

Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Reef education presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Eco reef talk with marine naturalist in underwater observatory


Hot Air Ballooning

  • Breakfast
  • $30 Aviation Insurance Levy payable on the day of the tour

Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • A $7 per person Environmental Management Charge (payable on the day of the cruise)
  • Scuba Diving or Scenic Helicopter Flights out on the reef (payable on the day of the tour)
  • Hotel drop off


Hot Air Ballooning

  • Fun and unique sensation of a Hot Air Balloon flight
  • Fly gently over the Atherton Tablelands
  • Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn
  • Breathe in the wide-open spaces

Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Experience the beauty of the exciting Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Spacious activity platform moored at the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Air-conditioned semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
  • Underwater observatory
  • Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens and colourful marine life
  • Relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch with seafood


  • Tours depart daily at approximately 4.30am and return at approximately 5.15pm

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

1 reviews
Daphne 5 years ago

Great cruise, friendly staff, and unforgettable experience , provides mandarin translator in the cruise makes travel much easier

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