So much more than just a helicopter company
Looking to do something extraordinary?
Since 2008, Pterodactyl Helicopters has been partnering with the best local cafes, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries and accommodation places in southeast Queensland to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours where getting there is half the fun.
Whether it’s making a jaw-dropping entrance by helicopter at an event or wedding, getting the adrenalin pumping with a low-level river run joy flight, visiting local wineries in style or taking on an authentic Aussie pub-crawl by chopper, the experienced team at Pterodactyl Helicopters is at your service.
We offer a variety of day or overnight tours by helicopter which you can browse from our Helicopter Flights & Tours page. But the adventure doesn’t end there! If you want to create your own joy flight experience or have a specific tour destination in mind, we can help with that too.
For memories that will last a lifetime, come fly with us.
Southeast Queensland Helicopter Flights and Tour Packages
Why fly with Pterodactyl Helicopters?
My husband's 60th birthday became a celebration he will never forget when Mike from Pterodactyl Helicopters became the coordinator of an event which included a ride for Wayne and his daughters from home, by Ipswich Trike Tours, out to Lake Manchester; a helicopter flight out to Ironbark Winery for a wine tasting and on to Woodlands of Marburg for a luncheon with friends and family; a cake which Mike organised and a Mansion tour as well. Damian, our pilot for the day arrived after lunch and flew myself, Wayne and Michelle on to, two more Wineries, Flinders Peak and Paradine where wonderful hosts that made our tasting experience relaxed and fun. On our return to Lake Manchester, Steve from Ipswich Trike Tours was there to take us home with an extra historical tour of Ipswich thrown in for good measure. An added bonus for both Wayne and myself was the ride from Lake Manchester to Queens Park for our Grandchildren on the Trike. Our whole Family just couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces and all because of the Super effort of Mike and his staff. Sincerely, thank you all!- Yvonne BilesBrisbane and IpswichHelicopter wine tours in 2017
We traveled to Australia from the United States to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I had always wanted to land in a winery in a helicopter and my husband made my dream come true by booking a special day with Pterodactyl Helicopters as an anniversary gift. And, with the help of the planning from Captain Mike....the day was more than we could have ever imagined. We went to THREE wineries!! We had an absolutely delicious lunch overlooking the most beautiful scenery after a wine tasting complete with a bottle of wine. I had emailed Capt. Mike several times and he knew my husband liked wine tasting, but he really loved to go to a brewery for a tasting most of all. And, after the incredible day visiting wineries, with the help of Captain Mike's creative planning, we ended the day at a local Australian pub. The day was so amazing from start to finish!! Every single moment was filled with memories that I will never forget. And, as an added bonus?? Captain Mike had a GO PRO on the front of the helicopter and we had a remote control to take the most amazing photos! And, throughout the day he took candid shots of us. He uploaded every single one and sent us a link to download the photos. We now not only have incredible memories of our day, but we also have incredible photos to never forget it. We will always be thankful we chose this as a wonderful anniversary celebration on our trip to beautiful Australia. And, to see the beauty of this country from a helicopter is awesome! We are so glad we chose this amazing company that goes above and beyond!! We feel like we made a genuine friend that day spent with Captain Mike. Pterodactyl Helicopters not only met, but by far exceeded our expectations!- Tricia and TimSouth Carolina, USAHelicopter wine tours in 2017
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