Category: Weekend Specials

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Superstar-style Mini-Break? Anyone?

Summer is approaching, so the time has come to get out of the city – even if it’s only for 48 hours. Just because your getaway from the daily drudge is a quickie, doesn’t meant it can’t be memorable after all. Pterodactyl Helicopters offers Fly In/ Drive Out Country Escapes that are simply ideal for a short holiday from the everyday. Let’s face it, there is no better way to start off your weekend away than a private helicopter transfer to the gorgeous South-East Queensland countryside. And best of all, you’ll still have your car on site to explore your destination at your leisure.


How does it work?

At Pterodactyl Helicopters we understand that while helicopters are the most spectacular mode of transport around, it is still handy to have a car when on vacation. And, yes, we know your car is unlikely to fit into our state of the art choppers.

You can get your car to the destination of your choice two ways: either we will drive it there for you or you can bribe a friend to do you this special favour – the bribe being a helicopter ride back home, trust us, this always works.

With your car safely on its way, we can provide you with pick-up from Brisbane Airport, City Hotels, Archerfield, the Ipswich CBD or our Lake Manchester hangar (that said, we are quite flexible and can probably work something out if you prefer a different pick-up location).

No matter where we collect you, once you are in the air, drinking in the scenery from the comfort of your private chartered helicopter, the great South-East is your oyster.


Where to go?

Pterodactyl Helicopters offers Fly In/Drive Out Country Escapes to

+ The Scenic Rim View Cottages, a truly idyllic destination for your romantic getaway

+Mount French Lodge – formerly known as the Bunyip Cottages – an outrageously gorgeous location now under new ownership and keen to show you that none of its charms have been lost

+Spicers Hidden Vale, the perfect place to unwind for the true nature lover, sporting paddock-to-plate gourmet dining and a broad range of nature exploration activities

+The Branell Homestead in the heart of the beautiful Lockyer Valley, simply ideal to take a deep breath and finally relax

+many other glorious destinations.


All our Country Escapes include a one-way transfer to your preferred getaway by helicopter, wine and cheese (or chocolate, if you must) on arrival, overnight accommodation, a three-course gourmet dinner and full breakfast and (optional) transport of your vehicle to your destination. We also provide you with detailed information about your location and plenty of suggestions on where to best explore during your stay.


Have we whet your appetite? Contact Pterodactyl Helicopters for pricing and availability and plan your luxury min-break today!

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Fly Your Mum into an Extraordinary Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day for 2018 is looming – on the 13th May – so it’s time to get your mum’s gift sorted already!

Rather than the same old flowers and hankies, why don’t you get your mum an experience she’ll never forget?

For mothers who live in Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim, and the Sommerset and Lockyer Valleys, you have so many options to get out, spend the day with mum, show her how much you love her and really spoil her.

Show mum the sights in one of Pterodactyl Helicopter’s many amazing scenic tours of South East Queensland; here’s a selection of out helicopter flight options that we think any mother Brisbane-wide will love!

Helicopter Wine Tours

Because who doesn’t love a wine tour? We can guarantee your mum will. Better still, we’ll fly in and out of each vineyard so you and your mum can arrive, sample the finest wines the region has to offer, and leave via private helicopter like rock stars, hopping on to the next winery on your tour. Read more about the Helicopter Wine Tour inclusions.

Helicopter Lunch Tours

Take mum out for a Mother’s Day lunch she’ll be talking about for years! Fly in by private helicopter tour to one of our spectacular partner resorts, restaurants or vineyards where you’ll be given a sumptuous lunch (or breakfast, or brunch – you choose), fine wines, and a bottle to take home with you per couple (if you choose the winery options). Once you’ve eaten and drank your fill, we’ll fly you out – no sitting in traffic! – so you can just sit back with mum and take in the spectacular views. Read more about Pterodactyl Helicopter’s Lunch Tours.

Flying Food Safari

Is mum a bit of a foodie? Then the Flying Food Safari could be perfect for her! We’ll fly you both by helicopter to a selection of delicious foods produced and prepared locally, all matched expertly with boutique wines and craft beers. Think it sounds perfect for her? Read all about Pterodactyl Helicopter’s Flying Food Safari here.

Helicopter Golf Tours

Your mum like a round or two of golf on a Sunday? Then let’s get her to the golf range in style! Our helicopter golf tour will fly your mum straight to one of South East Queensland’s premiere golf courses where she can work her way around 18 holes (includes green fees and club hire), then fly her back again. Check out the options for our Helicopter Golf Tours for Mother’s Day.

So many options to make Mother’s Day extra special

We’ve talked about which of our tours your mum might love you to surprise her with on Mother’s Day this year, but – everybody’s different! What suits one mum might not suit the next. Take a look around at Pterodactyl Helicopter’s full range of helicopter scenic flights and tours, or give us a call on 07 3201 0005 – we would love to help you come up with a helicopter tour that will help you show your mum just how much you appreciate her.

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Arrive like a rock star – Leave at your leisure

When it’s time for a weekend away from the stresses of city life, couples strive to find that perfect mix of luxury and relaxation in the short time available to them. There are plenty of ways to escape Brisbane on the weekend, but that sought-after calm can be difficult to obtain with traffic the way it is on weekends in Brisbane. Driving through the suburbs on a Saturday can be as bad as peak hour on a weekday! Not to mention in-car navigation with its ‘creative’ detours that can leave you and your special someone a little lost and stressed out for the – think about it – whole first quarter of your precious escape.

But still – you tell yourself – it will be worth it. And of course it will be, once you’re there. But, imagine being able to forego that tedious getting-there portion? Imagine soaring over the clogged roads and not having to even turn on the nav-man? Imagine arriving at your weekend retreat on time, refreshed, brimming with excitement and adrenalin. Imagine making your entire weekend getaway special?

Pterodactyl Helicopters has developed a weekend getaway package for the discerning traveller – for those who want to make the most of every moment. We call it the Fly in/Drive out Country Escape.

How does Fly in / Drive out work?

Simple – and it all starts by putting you in the driver’s seat (so to speak). You pick your location – resort, farm stay, spa, wherever takes your fancy. If you’re stuck for ideas, we have a partnerships with some of the best country retreats in the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley, including (but not limited to):

Then, the morning of your weekend retreat dawns. Pterodactyl Helicopters picks you up from Brisbane Airport, your hotel in Brisbane city, Archerfield Airport, Ipswich CBD or our Lake Manchester Hangar (other pickup points can always be arranged).

We fly you over the traffic to your resort of choice, delivering breathtaking views for the whole flight. If you’re in no hurry to arrive, you can opt to include a winery tour or pub lunch tour on your way.

Once landed, you step out of the helicopter with grins on your faces, having kickstarted the weekend in a way that you and your loved one will never forget. You receive all the luxuries that you expect of a weekend escape – sparkling wine and cheese upon arrival, a sumptuous three-course evening meal and full breakfast next day, plus of course, the highest quality overnight accommodation.

Once you settle in to your weekend home-away-from-home, you are free to explore the region and sample what the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley have to offer.

How? By your own car.

Here’s the special part of the Fly in/Drive out Country Escape. Your car is driven to the resort for you, so you can use it as you like while on your weekend retreat, and finally drive home whenever you’re ready, at the end of your adventure.

If you can find a friend to drive your car to the resort for you, they’ll be given a helicopter ride back to base (and love you for it)! Otherwise we can arrange for a Pterodactyl Helicopters team member to transfer your car to location.

Ready to do the weekend right for once?

Give Pterodactyl Helicopters a call on 07 3201 0005 or contact us online and we’ll contact you about a Fly in/Drive out country escape. There are simply so many options for this clever tour type that we’re confident we’ll be able to help you find the right location and get you there in style, to deliver a weekend to sustain you and your special someone for weeks to come.

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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.