Do you fly over the Great Barrier Reef? Can you see the Great Barrier Reef from the balloon? Customer Service 07 September 2015 21:51 Updated Follow We fly over Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, not over the Great Barrier Reef. Mareeba is a perfect place for hot air ballooning, just over one hour drive from Port Douglas. Related articles Do you do transfers to the airport? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.