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extraordinary experiences in and around Ipswich

So much more than just a helicopter company

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Since 2008, Pterodactyl Helicopters has been partnering with the best local cafes, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries and accommodation places in Ipswich and southeast Queensland to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours where getting there is half the fun.

Helicopter joy flights and scenic tours around Ipswich

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.

Ipswich Helicopter Flights and Tour Packages

  • Beer, Wine, Food

    South East Queensland’s finest restaurants, quirky cafes, boutique breweries, award winning wineries and authentic Australian pubs come together in a variety of exhilarating experiences where getting there is half the fun....

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  • For Someone Special

    Whether it’s your partner, mother, father or best friend, nothing says you’re special better than one of Pterodactyl Helicopters’ extraordinary joy flight experiences, delivering you and your special someone to the...

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  • Adrenalin

    Do you like to push the envelope on adventure? Then we have the adrenaline experiences for you - and not just by helicopter this time. Get your blood pumping with the best that Brisbane, Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Sommerset...

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  • I’m a Celebrity

    ...Get me there! Want the celebrity treatment; to be the envy of your friends as you alight your charter helicopter like you're a rock star? There’s no better way to make an entrance at your next function or event than...

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  • Weddings

    Add some wow to your special day by arriving at your wedding by helicopter. We offer helicopter and limousine transfers for the bride, full bridal party, groom or full groomsmen party. It's the perfect one way to make sure...

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  • Bring Your Friends

    Looking to do something different for the office Christmas Party?  Need to impress some special clients? Arranging a celebration with friends and family? At Pterodactyl Helicopters we can cater for groups up to 50 people...

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  • Scenic Helicopter Joy Flights

    Want a taste of what it’s like to fly in a helicopter? A scenic helicopter joy flight is the perfect choice. Look out for Pterodactyl Helicopters at regional shows all over South East Queensland, plus festivals and events...

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  • Junior Aviator Program

    Do the kids in your life have a passion for aircraft, helicopters and flying? Pterodactyl Helicopter's Junior Aviator program is designed for them. Give your son or daughter hands-on experience in preparing the helicopter...

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  • General Aviation

    Pterodactyl Helicopters is your one stop shop for private helicopter charter or aerial work in Brisbane, Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Sommerset and Lockyer Valley regions. Pterodactyl Helicopters can deliver you by private...

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Why fly with Pterodactyl Helicopters?

Danielle and I had an amazing day. Damien was a great host/pilot and made the experience a one of a kind. He was extremely friendly and a few of the little things he did made the day much more enjoyable.
If he had done the drive through Mc Donald's request like we had asked on the way home it would of tipped the day off. ha-ha.

- Shane and DanielleLogan VillageHelicopter Wine Tours 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 IpswichHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

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Scenic helicopter flights around Ipswich

The best of Ipswich and Brisbane - by helicopter

Pterodactyl has partnered with a broad variety of businesses throughout the Ipswich district; from the well known to the more exclusive and hidden secret locations; but the fun doesn’t stop with our ready-to-go helicopter flight packages.

Customise your helicopter flight stopovers; choose from a variety of local restaurants, pubs and museums, and build a helicopter tour that you will never forget. 

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