Helicopter wine tours
There are many excellent wineries dotted across greater Brisbane, Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, and Somerset Region of Queensland. Some of the best are hidden away and hard to find unless you know where to look. Why travel by car or coach – think helicopter!
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN
We have hand-picked some of the region’s best boutique wineries to show you by helicopter. Our experienced pilots will fly you in comfort while you sit back in the helicopter, relax and enjoy breathtaking views matched by premium quality wines served by the region’s finest wine-makers. Lunch will be provided and you can select a bottle of wine (per couple) from each winery to take home.
We visit the following venues by helicopter:
- Paradine Wines *
- Bunjurgen Estate *
- Flinders Peak Winery
- Ironbark Ridge Vineyard
- Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm *
- Sirromet Wines *
- Albert River Wines *
- Sarabah Estate Winery*
- O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards *
- Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant *32
- Woongooroo Estate Vineyard *
- Winya Wines *
Lunch only venues:
- Woodlands of Marburg *
Those marked with * are a lunch venue as well.
There are too many wineries to show you them all in one day so we built a few standard tours to choose from. Choose the helicopter tour that suits you, and off we go. Or, you can create something special that falls outside the standard helicopter tours – just ask and we will price it for you.
WESTERN HELICOPTER TOURS
3 Wineries Lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale
Flinders Peak Winery, Paradine Wines, Ironbark Ridge with lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale and helicopter flights. Total helicopter tour time is six hours.
3 Wineries and a Mansion Tour lunch at the Mansion
Flinders Peak Winery, Paradine Wines, Ironbark Ridge and a tour of Woodlands of Marburg with lunch at Woodlands of Marburg and helicopter flights. Total helicopter tour time is about six hours.
4 Wineries and a Mansion Tour with Lunch at the Mansion
Ironbark Ridge Winery, Paradine Wines, Bunjurgen Estate, Kooroomba Vineyards plus the tour of Woodlands of Marburg with lunch at Woodlands of Marburg and helicopter flights. Total helicopter tour time is seven hours.
4 Wineries Lunch at Kooroomba
Ironbark Ridge winery, Paradine Wines, Bunjurgen Estate and Kooroomba Vineyards with lunch at Kooroomba Vineyards and helicopter flights. Total helicopter tour time is seven hours.
EASTERN HELICOPTER TOURS
Eastern Helicopter Tours take in wineries on the eastern side of the Scenic Rim including Sarabah Estate Winery, Sirromet Wines, Albert River Wines and O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Lunch can be at any one of these wineries, it is up to you. Total helicopter tour time is six hours.
NORTHERN HELICOPTER TOURS
Northern Helicopter Tours will take in Winya Wines, Oceanview Estate Winery and Woongooroo Estate. We lunch at Oceanview.
Total Cost starts at A$1600 for 2 people.
Inclusions: Return transfers from your home or hotel within 10km of the Ipswich CBD (other pickup locations p.o.a.)
All Flights: All tasting fees, a bottle of wine per couple and 3 course lunch.
We can even pick you up from your house in the helicopter if the site is suitable. Just ask and we will check it for suitability and price it out for you.
If you would like to extend experience to the next day why not call us to arrange overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast. Its all part of the service.
For 2-6 passengers. We can cater for larger numbers with a combination of Air and Ground legs these are prices individually. Just call as we will sort it all out for you.
Tour Pricing per passenger
|Helicopter flight departs from: Lake Manchester or Ipswich CBD (per Person)|
|Western Tour 3 wineries + lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale||$800|
|Western Tour 3 wineries + Mansion with lunch at the Mansion||$855|
|Western Tour 4 wineries with lunch at Kooroomba||$950|
|Western Tour 4 wineries + Mansion tour with lunch at the Mansion||$1195|
|Eastern Tour 3 wineries||$1075|
|Northern Tour 3 Wineries lunch at Oceanview Winery||$1075|
|3rd Passenger (if weight permits)||$380|
Pricing is per person with a minimum of 2 passengers per flight.
All Prices are in Australian Dollars and include all relevant taxes.
Our R44 helicopter seats 3 passengers per flight. Each passenger seat is designed for a maximum weight of 136kg and a total passenger load of approximately 240kg (subject to weight and balance).
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, USA
Flew in 2017.
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 Ipswich
Flew in 2017.