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Picnic in the Winter Sun

There is probably no season more perfect than the early Queensland winter – the sun is out, the skies are bright, the temperatures divine. In other words, absolutely perfect picnic conditions. That – unfortunately – means that every parkland in the greater Brisbane area is so chockers, a giant could play twister on the multi-coloured picnic rugs covering every inch of grass.
Luckily, Pterodactyl Helicopters has come up with a perfect solution to this picnic conundrum – an all-inclusive Gourmet Picnic package, guaranteeing you peace, quiet, beautiful scenery and winter romance galore.

If you book a Gourmet Picnic tour with Pterodactyl Helicopters, you and your special someone are in for as many treats as the human mind and body can feasibly sustain.
Firstly, of course, there is the journey to your private picnic location in one of our state-of-the-art helicopters. Travelling the scenic route to your chosen spot in true Rockstar style, it’s an experience that really sets the mood for a special outing for two.
Our Gourmet Picnic flights usually depart from our Lake Manchester hangar or the Archerfield Airport; that said, if you feel that driving yourself to either of these locations would put a damper on your romantic day out, we are happy to collect you directly from home…yes, in a helicopter.
(Side note: if you want to stage an anniversary surprise, or something equally outrageous, hiring a chopper for door-to-door transport in pretty surprising.)

Secondly, Pterodactyl Helicopters have done all the hard reconnaissance work for you. We’ve spent so much time flying across the great South-East, we know its every nook and cranny – so we understand that you might be spoilt for choice and unable to decide where you want to go.
For your convenience, we have hand-picked three outstanding Gourmet Picnic destinations:  Woodlands of Marburg, Spicers Hiddenvale and, should you feel particularly adventurous, a mystery riverside location guaranteed to knock your socks off.

And finally, the Gourmet Picnic experience absolves you of all responsibilities. When we say that all you need to do is show up, we mean this literally. We take you there, we pick you up, we take you home AND we provide you with everything you need for your picnic.
From a picnic basket filled with incredible culinary delights (no vegemite sandwiches, we swear), including a bottle of wine, to all the rugs, cutlery and other bits and pieces you might require – we will take care of it.

It’s time to kick your winter romance into the next gear – after all, nothing warms us from within quite like love – and we have the secret ingredients to your winter-afternoon-dream ready to go. Contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today and let us show you the sunny side of the coolish season. We look forward to flying with you soon.


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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.