Top 5 South-East Queensland Helicopter Tours

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Great South East Best Helicopter Rides

South-East Queensland is a spectacular place to visit; it is the type of place that literally has a bit of everything. Vast, pristine beaches with outstanding surf? Check. Lush, rolling hills? Check. Wild, untamed, mountainous nature? Check. Endless open plains? Check. And, to make things even better, all this outrageous natural beauty is also home to boutique vineyards, artisanal breweries, resorts, golf courses, old-school country pubs…the list goes on.

Naturally, all these exciting offerings require a lot of space, which makes South-East Queensland a rather time consuming place to explore; especially when you want to seek out some of its hidden gems. Unless, of course, you opt for the obvious (and extremely fun) solution of exploring the great South-East via helicopter.

Aerial View of Brisbane CBD

Helicopter Flight Specialists

Pterodactyl Helicopters are specialists when it comes to the wonders of the great South-East. Whether you want to take a scenic joy flight over Brisbane or Gold coast, there is a helicopter experience waiting for you. Do you feel the need for an adrenalin fuelled adventure? Spend the day sampling some outstanding local food and drink;  wish to take an unforgettable daytrip with a special someone; or just want to play some of the region’s best golfing green – this helicopter charter has you covered. 

Scenic Helicopter Flights

There is nothing quite like the birds’ eye view to really appreciate a location, whether you are seeing it for the first time or have lived there all your life.

Nature lovers will get a real kick out of Pterodactyl Helicopters’ scenic flights over greater Brisbane. Whether you choose to explore Wivenhoe Dam, a true example of engineering genius set in amongst the vast wetlands, or would rather take a spin over Flinders Peak, the highest mountain in the greater Brisbane area; the outstanding views these helicopter round trips provide are sure to leave you breathless.

Discover Brisbane and Ipswich from New Heights

If you’d rather take a long, leisurely look at man-made panoramas, Pterodactyl offers Brisbane helicopter joy flights over the CBD – including a sunset flight option – and the city of Ipswich. Seeing these cities from above will give you a whole new perspective on what is meant by the words urban sprawl.

Helicopter tours to winery

Food & Drink Helicopter Tours

Farmland, vineyards, breweries galore…South-East Queensland really is a foodies’ paradise – and Pterodactyl Helicopters has sourced some of the finest establishments of the region for your touring pleasure. Whether you are looking for something old-school, something brand-new or something a bit in between, these folks will know where to take you.

Flying Pub Crawl

If you crave the true-blue atmosphere of the classic Queensland pub, a pub lunch tour in a chartered chopper taking you deep into the heartland via the scenic route will leave you deeply satisfied. (Oh, and should you require the true-blue atmosphere of more than one classic Queensland pub, say up to five of them in the space of an afternoon, there is also a flying pub crawl tour on offer).

Flying Food Safari

Foodies looking for something a bit more fanciful, might enjoy the Flying Food Safari (taking you on a wild ramble from one delicious location to another) or the Helicopter Wine Tour (giving you not only the chance to admire some of the best vineyards in the South-East from above, but also to sample their fabulous produce).

Adrenalin Experiences

Beautiful views and delicious food are nothing to be sneezed at, true. However, sometimes only a proper walk on the wild side will do. Thankfully, Pterodactyl Helicopters have put together a number of insanely action-packed helicopter adventures that will leave even the most hardcore individuals gasping for air.

The V8 package takes you on a fast and furious helicopter ride to the epic Queensland Raceway, where you get to ride shotgun in a genuine V8 Supercar. That way, you don’t just get to live out a potentially life-long childhood dream, you get to do it feeling like an absolute Rockstar.

If you’re not into V8s – no judgement – perhaps you might prefer an all-out Aviation Adventure. This incredible package combines the thrill of a helicopter ride with another unforgettable air-bound experience: live simulated air combat.

You and a friend will take to the skies in YAK52s, amazingly agile little aircrafts, and re-live WWII history as your pilots re-enact the iconic dogfights between the American Kittyhawk and the Japanese Zero fighter planes – formation flying, tail chases, aerobatics…the lot.

For purists, who want to simply revel in the joy that is helicopter flight, Pterodactyl Helicopters offers a Low River Run Adventure. Following the twists and turns of the Brisbane River at incredible speed, so close to the water that you can practically touch it, is a ride you won’t forget in a hurry.

Helicopter wine and food tours

Romantic Helicopter Tours

Apart from the fact that a private helicopter ride in itself will make a date quite exciting and special, it also gives you a rare chance to get to some of South-East Queensland’s more secluded spots. After all, there is nothing like a bit of solitude when you’re in love.

Pterodactyl Helicopters has found some private, gorgeous and rather beguiling picnic spots in the greater Brisbane area and is standing by to whisk you away for the romantic afternoon of a lifetime. The current locations of choice are the Woodlands of Marburg, Spicers’ Hidden Vale and – if you love a surprise – a mystery riverside location. Privacy is guaranteed and a gourmet picnic hamper is included. Yes, there will be wine.

Of course, if you want to take it just one step further, why not let your helicopter pilot maroon you on a desert island? We highly recommend the Island Getaway, a return helicopter tour to beautiful Stradbroke Island, with a very special intermission.

All the thrills of being all alone on an endless beach, with nothing but the sound of the waves, the gentle sway of the palm trees and your favourite person in the world to keep you company; but none of the stresses of being actually shipwrecked.

Helicopter Golf Tours

South-East Queensland is home to some magnificent golfing greens – particularly around the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim areas – and there is simply no better way to spend the day than being flown to one (or three) of the finest Queensland golf courses you will ever play.

For the luxury single course experience, Pterodactyl Helicopters have hand-picked some Gold Coast gems for you to choose from. The company’s current favourites are Hope Island Resort, RACV Royal Pines, Sanctuary Cove Resort and Palm Meadows Resort. A helicopter golf tour to any of these locations includes a return scenic flight to your chosen destination, green fees (18 holes) and golf club hire. Gold cart hire and a delightful lunch for two can be arranged on request.

If you don’t want to limit yourself to one golf course, you should check out the Heli-Golf Tours of the Scenic Rim. This package takes a 3×3 approach, taking you to three excellent golfing greens for three holes per course; with the added bonus of scenic helicopter flights from one golf course to the next. Choices currently include the Canungra Golf Club, Boonah Golf Club, Tambourine Mountain Golf Club, Beaudesert Gold Club and the Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course.

Helicopter golf course tours

Experience South-East Queensland from Above

If you want to get a fresh perspective on one of Australia’s most diverse regions and go exploring in style, Pterodactyl Helicopters has the perfect high-flying outing for you. You can book your helicopter adventure online or over the phone; these experienced locals will make sure that your unforgettable day out will be the perfect fit.

Contact Pterodactyl Helicopters:

Phone: +61 7 3201 0005 Mobile: 0417 727 532 (All Hours) Email: Web:

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