Helicopter Wine Tours
There are so many superb vineyards and wineries scattered throughout the greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, and Somerset Regions of Queensland; wine aficionados are spoilt for choice. When you visit a winery, you don’t have to choose between red or white; between Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir – you can sample all the hand crafted wines the winery has on offer – and there are vintages aplenty for the cunning Chardonnay connoisseur.
Of course, we encourage responsible drinking. One of the most responsible drinking decisions anyone can make is to assign a designated driver to take you to and from the winery.
Or in our case; designated pilot.
Getting there is half the fun
Some of the best wineries in Queensland are hidden away and hard to find, unless you know where to look. Pterodactyl Helicopters have selected some of the region’s best boutique wineries for our helicopter wine tours, and will deliver you safely and pick you up afterwards, all by helicopter to make your wine tour extra special.
Our experienced pilots will fly you in comfort while you sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views from the helicopter, matched by premium quality wines and served by Queensland’s finest wine-makers. Lunch is provided, and you can select a bottle of wine (per couple) from each winery to take home with you.
We visit the following wineries, farms and venues by helicopter:
- Paradine Wines *
- Bunjurgen Estate *
- Flinders Peak Winery
- Ironbark Ridge Vineyard
- Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm *
- Sirromet Wines *
- Albert River Wines *
- Sarabah Estate Winery*
- O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards *
- Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant *
- Woongooroo Estate Vineyard *
- Winya Wines *
Lunch only venues:
- Woodlands of Marburg *
Those marked with * are a lunch venue as well.
We have too many favourite wineries to show you them all in one day, so we have built a few standard helicopter wine tours to choose from. Choose the tour package that suits you, and off we go.
Or, if you know exactly which vineyards and cellar doors you want to visit on your helicopter winery tour – just ask and we will price it for you.
Western Helicopter Winery Tours:
3 Wineries & Lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale
Taste test the boutique wines at the beautiful Flinders Peak Winery (or Bunjurgen Estate), Paradine Wines, and Ironbark Ridge, then enjoy lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale. All helicopter flights from start to finish of the tour, and between vineyards and venues included. Total helicopter wine tour time is six hours.
3 Wineries & a Mansion Tour lunch at Woodlands of Marburg
Fly on a feast of fancy between Flinders Peak Winery, Paradine Wines, and Ironbark Ridge, then take a tour of Woodlands of Marburg before you are served a sumptuous lunch by the Woodlands of Marburg people. All helicopter flights from start to finish of the wine tour and all flights between wineries and venues included. Total helicopter winery tour time is about six hours.
4 Wineries & a Mansion Tour with Lunch at Woodlands of Marburg
Visit and sample what Ironbark Ridge Winery, Paradine Wines, Bunjurgen Estate, and Kooroomba Vineyards have to offer by way of vintages, then fly by helicopter to Woodlands of Marburg, where you’ll tour the mansion, and then take a delicious lunch in the mansion itself. All helicopter flights, from the start to the finish of the helicopter tour, and all flights to and from the wineries and lunch venue are included. Total helicopter tour time is seven hours.
4 Wineries & Lunch at Kooroomba Vineyards
Soar between Ironbark Ridge winery, Paradine Wines, Bunjurgen Estate and Kooroomba Vineyards by helicopter, stopping at each to sample the finest wines the vineyards have to offer, finishing with lunch at Kooroomba Vineyards. All helicopter flights, from the start to the end of the helicopter wine tour, and all flights between each winery, are included. Total helicopter tour time is seven hours.
Eastern Helicopter Wine Tours:
Eastern Helicopter Wine Tours take in wineries on the eastern side of the Scenic Rim including: Sarabah Estate Winery, Sirromet Wines, Albert River Wines and O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Lunch can be at any one of these wineries; it is up to you. Total helicopter tour time is six hours.
Northern Helicopter Wine Tours
Northern Helicopter Wine Tours fly you by helicopter between Winya Wines, Oceanview Estate Winery and Woongooroo Estate to sample the best in Northern wines, with a delicious lunch served at Oceanview Estate Winery and Restaurant.
Helicopter Wine Tour Inclusions: Return transfers from your home or hotel within 10km of the Ipswich CBD (other pickup locations p.o.a.)
All Helicopter Flights Include: All tasting fees, a bottle of wine per couple and 3 course lunch.
We can even pick you up from your house by helicopter if the site is suitable – how special would that make your wine tour – being picked up from and delivered back to your door! Just ask and we will check suitability and price it out for you.
If you would like to extend your wine tour experience from a day trip to an overnight adventure, we can easily arrange accommodation with dinner and breakfast as part of your helicopter wine tour service.
All helicopter wine tours are suitable for 2-6 passengers. We can cater for larger numbers with a combination of Air and Ground legs; these are priced individually. Just call us, and we will sort it all out for you.
Helicopter Wine Tour pricing per passenger
|Helicopter flight departs from: Lake Manchester or Ipswich CBD (per Person)|
|Western Tour, 3 wineries & lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale||$900|
|Western Tour, 3 wineries & Mansion tour with lunch at Woodlands of Marburg||$955|
|Western Tour, 4 wineries & lunch at Kooroomba||$950|
|Western Tour, 4 wineries & Mansion tour with lunch at Woodlands of Marburg||$1195|
|Eastern Tour, 3 wineries||$1075|
|Northern Tour, 3 Wineries & lunch at Oceanview Winery||$1075|
|3rd Passenger (if weight permits)||$380|
Pricing is per person with a minimum of 2 passengers per flight. All Prices are in Australian Dollars and include all relevant taxes. Our R44 helicopter seats 3 passengers per flight. Each passenger seat is designed for a maximum weight of 136kg and a total passenger load of approximately 240kg (subject to weight and balance).
Our Helicopter Wine Tour celebrities share their winery tour experiences:
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.- Tricia and TimSouth Carolina, USA
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!
Flew 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.- Yvonne BilesBrisbane and Ipswich
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!
Flew in 2017.
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.- Shane and DanielleLogan Village
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.
Flew in 2017.
Thank you Mike and Ben. We had the best of the best day ever. Picked up from and dropped back to my backyard. The Wineries and Wines and the complimentary bottles after. Lunch at Spicers...superb. Finished by a tour of Woodlands, what a house and the afternoon Tea.- Geoff Harris Samford Valley
A day we will never forget. Thank you.
Flew in 2017.
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.- JoBeaudesert
Thank you for a wonderful experience - one we will never forget!
Flew in 2018.