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Get a Fresh Perspective with our Scenic Tours

The Great Southeast of Queensland is a magical place – how lucky are we to live surrounded by such natural beauty (and some funky man-made structures, too)?
How about getting a fresh perspective on some of our regions highlights this summer?
Sounds good?
Pterodactyl Helicopters offer a range of Scenic Flights designed to show off some of the most amazing sights Southeast Queensland has to offer.


If you’re craving a birds’ eye view of the countryside, Pterodactyl Helicopters has just what you are looking for.
We currently run two scenic tours catering to the nature enthusiast:


Wivenhoe Dam Scenic Flight
Wivenhoe Dam, located just 80 km from the Brisbane CBD, is a true example of engineering genius. Located on the Brisbane River and supplying the majority of Brisbane’s water, Wivenhoe Dam is an integral part of our everyday – so it seems high time to appreciate it from up close.
Pterodactyl Helicopters will take you over the reservoir, the size of which will astound you when you take in its entirety from up high. We also take you for a spin over the Splityard Creek power station before returning to base.


Flinders Peak Scenic Flight
Chances are you have already seen Flinders Peak from a distance, if you have ever been up on Mount Coot-tha.
Flinders Peak is the highest mountain in the greater Brisbane area and part of the Teviot Range.
The sheer expanse of natural beauty you will experience on this tour is a little outrageous; in fact, if you’ve ever had a ‘flying dream’ this is the closest you will get to it in real life.


If you would prefer to take to the air above a more urban setting, never fear, Pterodactyl Helicopters have thought of everything.

Brisbane City Scenic Flight
Soar high above the Queensland capital, taking in the vast urban sprawl from the Western edge all the way to the CBD.
We will fly you over the Southbank precinct, giving you plenty of photo opportunities.
You will never look at little old Brisbane the same way once you’ve seen it from above!


Ipswich City Sights
If you think Ipswich has very little to offer in terms of sights and landmarks, you will find you are gravely mistaken.
Pterodactyl Helicopters scenic flight over Ipswich is short, sweet and unforgettable – and will leave you with a whole new appreciation for this mini-metropolis on the edge of Brisbane.


Whether you decide to treat yourself to a sightseeing tour by helicopter or want to give a loved one an extra special Christmas present – our Scenic Flight Tours have something for everyone.

Contact our friendly staff to inquire about costs and get a booking before the Christmas rush hits; there is nothing like a little excitement in the air to make the end of the year truly memorable!

Give your Next Social Event Wings with Pterodactyl Helicopters!

It is common knowledge that the Pterodactyl Helicopters Team can be found at many regional shows and event days – but were you aware that you can book one of our state of the art choppers as a special feature for events of your own?


Whether you are getting ready to host a corporate day out for your employees and their families, are planning a surprise birthday party with substantial numbers , or it is your turn to organise the next epic family reunion; there is no get together that can’t be enhanced by the presence of a helicopter. The pilots and ground crew at Pterodactyl Helicopters are old hands at running back-to-back joy flights at busy show grounds and will help make your day out a great experience for all involved.


Most outdoor locations – think golf courses, lake side meadows, wide open ranges all over South-East Queensland and even some parks in more urban settings – are perfectly suited to serving as our temporary helipad for the day. You simply determine where you would like to spend the day socialising, enjoying a beverage and take turns getting your kicks in your hired chopper.
Depending on what type of terrain we have to work with, our outstanding pilots are bound to cram as much action into a relatively short flight as humanly possible. Whether it be some low flying, light manoeuvres of giving you the best angles for viewing some spectacular scenery – once back on the ground our passengers can truly lay claim to having experienced the magic of helicopter flying at its finest.


Our Joy Flight choppers can take two passengers at a time, so you can share this special moment with your favourite co-worker, your favourite auntie or a random stranger you just met at the party – the experience is sure to deliver in any scenario. Let’s face it, being treated to a surprise spin (or two) in a private helicopter is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face – whether it serves to raise moral in the workplace or prove once and for all that your family really knows how to have a good time.


Hiring a helicopter for a private function may sound a little bit outrageous – which it is, in the best possible sense of the word – but we at Pterodactyl Helicopters believe it does not have to cost the world. We do require a minimum number of guests keen to go on a five-minute spin in a helicopter and our prices vary depending on how far your chosen party location is from our Lake Manchester hangar, but if you contact our friendly staff with a specific inquiry our competitive rates are sure to surprise you.
So, if you want to make sure your next do is the business, give us a call and secure a chartered helicopter for your event today!


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That Helicopter Flight you thought was out of reach? It’s within reach.

It’s true; most people see taking a helicopter flight as a luxury they cannot afford, be it a matter of finance or time. Joy flights are catalogued as something they might love to do as a special treat some day in the indeterminable future, should the helicopter gods permit it. Coupled with the uncertainties is the real possibility of experiencing vertigo, or a lingering fear of heights, or a want for leisure time that simply never presents itself as a whole day.

In the immortal words of Douglas Adams: Don’t Panic.

If you have been wanting to see your world from above, and simply haven’t found the funds or guts to do it yet, Pterodactyl Helicopters has the answer: Helicopter Joy Flights.

What’s a Helicopter Joy Flight then?

These (approximately) 5-minute helicopter flights, costing usually no more than $65 per person, are designed to give you a taste of the thrill of a helicopter ride while allowing you to test the waters and see if it’s an experience that you’re interested in repeating in the future.

We’re pretty sure you’re going to love it.

Pterodactyl Scenic Helicopter Joy Flight locations for 2018

Pterodactyl Helicopters operates from both Brisbane and Sydney with a number of scenic joy flight options available. We set up the helicopter at a variety of local Brisbane and Ipswich shows and fetes throughout the year and you can simply turn up and book a flight at any of the following locations on the day:

Levuka 4×4 Park Helicopter Joy Flights – Easter

Joy flights at the Levuka 4×4 Park over the Easter weekend cost between $55-65 per flight. Book your joy flight online to make sure you don’t miss out!

Crows Nest Show Helicopter Joy Flights – May

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the Crows Nest Show today!

Dayboro Day Helicopter Joy Flights – Last Sunday in May

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for Dayboro Day today!

Ipswich Cup Helicopter Joy Flights – June

The Ipswich Cup is a special horse racing event in the local social calendar. You can be the envy of your friends as you arrive in style by helicopter. Book your Ipswich Cup Helicopter Transfer online to ensure your place! Flights start from $88 per person.

Toogoolawah Show Helicopter Joy Flights – June

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the Toogoolawah Show today!

EID Downunder Helicopter Joy Flights – July

Eid Down Under is a celebration of the Eid al Fitr festival in Brisbane, QLD. A key objective of Eid Down Under is to promote cohesion, acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity and its benefits across the entire community.
Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for EID Downunder today!

Dayboro Show Helicopter Joy Flights – July

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the Dayboro Show today!

Centenary Rocks Festival Helicopter Joy Flights – July

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the Centenary Rocks Festival today!

Woodhill BoxCars Helicopter Joy Flights – July

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the Woodhill BoxCars today!

V8 Supercars Ipswich Helicopter Joy Flights – July

Standard Pterodactyl Helicopters Joy Flight rates apply: Book a helicopter flight for the V8 Supercars Ipswich event today!

Leyburn Sprints Helicopter Joy Flights – August

Leyburn Sprints in the Southern Downs Region Queensland Australia celebrates the first Grand Prix ever held in Queensland in 1949. For two days each year the town closes down and classic cars race around the houses of Leyburn, a town of less then 200 houses.
Helicopter joy flights range from $50-70; book your Leyburn Sprints Helicopter Joy Flight online to ensure your place!

Levuka 4×4 Park Helicopter Joy Flights – October Long Weekend

Joy flights at the Levuka 4×4 Park over the long weekend in October cost between $55-65 per flight. Book your joy flight online to make sure you don’t miss out!

So, what are you waiting for?

Our experienced helicopter pilots are here to make you feel at ease, no matter the length of your scenic flight, and whether you take a full-scale helicopter wine tour or a 20 minute joy flight – when you fly with Pterodactyl Helicopters, you are treated like a celebrity.

Ready to take to the skies? You can buy a Helicopter Joy Flight gift voucher for 2 people in our online shop to secure your place, or you can phone us on (07) 3201 0005 or contact us online, and ask where we’re flying this weekend.

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Flights from $180 per person depending on numbers

Bookings are essential as we require minimum numbers.

This is an experience not to be missed. Come and see the breathtaking and panoramic views of Lake Somerset from a helicopter.

Flights depart from The Kiloy Farm Stay homestead down to the Somerset Dam wall then up the eastern side of the lake back to the homestead.

The Dam is full and with the recent rain the landscape is absolutely beautiful.

Fabulous opportunity for pre Christmas gifts.

Limited dates and seats available.

Sunday 5th Dec. 2010

Sunday 12th Dec. 2010

Sunday 9th Jan. 2011

Sunday 16th Jan. 2011

Approximate flight time 17mins. Phone 3201 0005 for bookings. Minimum passenger numbers apply.