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 and Brisbane to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours and scenic flights, 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 Discover Ipswich 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.
South-East Queensland Helicopter Flights and Tour Packages
Why fly with Pterodactyl Helicopters?
Oh my goodness, greatest helicopter company ever!- AmyBrisbaneWedding Helicopter Transfers in 2015
Captain Mike was so amazing during the whole planning phase, truly making me feel super special arranging a mega mega stretched Limo with champagne (citycoastlimo) - not to mention all the emails leading up to the big day making me feel famous - to pick my 3 bridesmaids, my mother and myself with a massive wedding dress (talking 4kg massive) on to then take us to the helipad where there was...wait for it, not one but two helicopters (I'd only organised one and he never charge me any more). We were all in the air for at least 30 min.
Love you guys Pterodactyl Helicopters! Can't wait to meet again, this time with my husband for one of your pub crawls.
Thanks again Captain Mike you legend!
From the happiest bride ever Amy x
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.- Yvonne BilesBrisbane and IpswichHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017
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!
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Custom Scenic Helicopter Flights in Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Sommerset and Lockyer Valley
The best part about choosing Pterodactyl Helicopters for your experience is that you are in the pilot’s seat.
Well, not literally. We will guide you safely from start to finish on your special day, whether you are interested in taking one of our existing helicopter tours of Brisbane, Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Sommerset and the Lockyer Valleys, or are after a charter flight with customised stop overs.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and have no hidden costs. On the day of your helicopter tour, charter flight, joy ride or wedding, we want you to simply be able to relax and enjoy the views.Read more