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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Helicopter Golf

    Depart from Pterodactyl Helicopters exclusive Helipads and experience spectacular views of the scenery below as your pilot transports you and your friends for a private golf tour you’ll never forget. Enjoy the flight across...

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  • Indigenous Tours

    From a unique vantage point, experience The Quandamooka Coast. The people of Quandamooka Country have been the care takers of these lands and seas for over 25,000 years. Experience a bird’s eye view of this spectacular...

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  • Adrenalin Experiences

    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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  • 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 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?

What an experience! 6 of us travelled in style with Pterodactyl’s wonderful helicopters and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience - with a winery at the start and a winery at our destination. Even our most frightened flyer felt safe and assured with the pilots friendliness and confidence.
Thank you for a wonderful experience - one we will never forget!

- JoBeaudesertHelicopter Wine Tours in 2018

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, USAHelicopter Wine Tours in 2017

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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