brisbane city highlights

40min Brisbane Helicopter Ride
From $299.00pp – private flight

The ultimate tour of Brisbane

The ultimate tour of Brisbane

Join us on a breathtaking helicopter scenic flight over Brisbane, starting at Archerfield Airport. After a safety briefing, you’ll strap in and take off, climbing to an altitude of 1000ft (300m) as we head east towards the coast. Along the way, you’ll be able to spot marine life in the crystal clear waters and catch glimpses of Moreton and Stradbroke Islands. As we near Wellington Point, we’ll start tracking back towards Mt Gravatt and St Lucia University.

Your pilot will then receive clearance to fly around the CBD, giving you stunning views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the Story Bridge, and the South. On a clear day, you may even be able to see as far as the Gold Coast. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to see the beautiful sights from all angles, we’ll request a further orbit in the opposite direction.

Next, we’ll fly past Mt Coot-tha and the majestic Glass House Mountains, then make a turn around the Mt Coot-tha Lookout and start flying back towards St Lucia University. On the way back, we’ll see South Bank and West End from a different perspective, completing this breathtaking tour of Brisbane. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the city from a whole new angle.

Pricing Cost
2 passengers $349.00pp
3 passengers $329.00pp
4-12 passengers $299.00pp

All of our helicopter scenic flights and tours are private. This means that we do not combine bookings. When you chose to fly with Bekaa Air, you will have the entire helicopter booked for you. No matter how many spare seats are left

Our flight times are measured from lift-off to landing. Unlike some providers who time “helicopter experiences,” we do not count time spent taking photos, giving safety briefings, starting up, & shutting down the helicopter towards the flight time

Want to check availability, or perhaps have an other question? Open a Chat window and talk to us online. All chats are answered by our pilots. We are often flying, if we can’t get to you straight away please leave your email or phone number

How to book your flight

The best way to purchase your flight is online. We have designed the checkout process to be extremely easy. All major credit cards are accepted, including Apple Pay and one click transactions via StripePay. We utilise an Auth&Capture system for all transactions. In simple terms a hold is placed on the funds. Then we schedule your flight, submit passenger manifests and flight plans. We finally send you a full confirmation with all the details and only then, manually capture the transaction. Whilst we do everything possible to make sure we schedule you for your preferred departure time, sometimes it may not be available. We will offer alternatives and if those don’t suit, we immediately take the hold off your funds. To purchase, scroll a little lower. If you feel more comfortable booking over the phone, here is our number 04908 177 27

Walk-ins and flights at short notice

Our systems are designed to accommodate purchases at short notice – however it’s not uncommon for us to be booked out (especially on weekends). We always recommend booking your flight in advance. Everything is done meticulously by hand – we prepare our helicopters for each individual flight and we do not employ any receptionist staff – all tickets must be purchased in advance and we can not accept any walk-ins

Go-Pro UHD Footage (+$45.00)

We have two mounting positions for the go-pro. The first is positioned at the very back and top of the cabin. This mount encapsulates 160′ viewing angle of your flight. The second position is at the front, mounted to face towards you, perfect for proposals and capturing reactions of your loved one. You will receive the footage straight after the flight via the SD card

Here is a sample of what it looks like

$45.00 Total (Per Flight)

Buying as a gift?

Our gift vouchers are processed by hand and can be purchased at no extra cost. Don’t want to book a date? All vouchers are valid for 3 years and can be redeemed any time within the period. After you submit the purchase they will be created and sent to you via email. A sample of what a gift voucher looks like can be found here

Bekaa Air flights on 3rd party websites

The experience gift industry in Australia is predominantly run by 2 companies. They charge 25-30% commissions with price-match clauses, artificially inflating prices of experiences across Australia. You will only see a tiny selection of our flights advertised elsewhere

If you have purchased your flight through a 3rd party, we will contact you at the email or phone number you provided to coordinate on a specific departure time. If you booked less than 24 hours before your selected departure time, we will be in touch as soon as possible but we do invite you to please contact us if you have any questions

To ask about availability and departure times before booking, please call us or chat to us online

What happens on the day?

It’s surprisingly straight forward. The helicopter is yours – you are not relying on anyone else to turn up, thus no chance of a cancellation due to a no-show. We advice to arrive 5-10min before your departure time. Your pilot will greet you at the lounge, and walk you to the air side of the historic Archerfield Airport. There we will have plenty of time to show you around our helicopter. Once the safety brief is complete, it’s time for the photos. Your pilot will guide you into the helicopter, make sure everyone is seated comfortably and start the aircraft. The run-up checks usually take only a couple minutes (sometimes a little longer if it’s cold or Air Traffic Control is busy). We then fly the path shown above. After landing we shut down the helicopter and give you more opportunities for photos and to answer any more of your questions. Finally we walk with you back to where the experience had begun

What are your helicopters like

Some helicopters are looked after; others are cared for – ours are loved. We baby them. They reflect us, and what we do. We are the only company in Brisbane to have helicopters equipped with full PANOrama doors – 180′ top to bottom glass windows with unparalleled views. Air-conditioning is standard across our fleet – whilst majority of other helicopters are not. Our helicopters have individual engineers who are the only ones who are allowed to work on them. They are frequently tracked and balanced to provide the smoothest ride. They come with best Bose headset systems on the market and the latest safety equipment – ACAS, Synthetic Vision, Terrain, SAFEtaxi and integrated weather overlay the brightest safety lights available

Do you have operating hours?

Our scenic flights usually run between 8:30 – 16:30 with some exceptions. The only special flight is our Brisbane City Sunset Spectacular 25 mins tour which has it’s own time-slot each day

What are the age/height/weight restrictions?

Passenger safety and taking care of you, our customers is always our number one priority. This is why we have made the decision to set the minimum age at 3. Infants who are younger are still developing their neck muscles. In the event of turbulence which is minor nuisance to adults can lead to whiplash in infants. Adult sized headsets fit poorly over their heads which can also lead to hearing damage. The flight can also be sometimes frighting for them, which can take away from the experience. Best leave them at home with a baby sitter and enjoy the helicopter flight

There are no height restrictions

In our R44RII helicopter which most flights are based on the maximum seat limit is 136kg and maximum payload is around 270kg

Our Bell LongRanger seats up to 6 and doesn’t have a per seat limit

Industry best cancelation policy

Perhaps a low bar to clear. Anyone who had a flight cancelled for any reason would have gone through the painful process of trying to get a refund. We did everything possible to make our cancellation policy one of the best. We are certain that you won’t find anywhere that offers a policy as transparent and flexible as ours

If you would like to reschedule your flight we ask that you do so with a 48 hour notice. Within this window our full refund policy applies

On the day if we deem the conditions to no longer be safe to fly, Bekaa Air customers can either reschedule to any other day or receive a 100% refund

We do not offer refunds for no-shows or cancellations inside the 48 hour period

Safety & Pilot Experience

We have a flawless safety record – with nil accidents. A lot of scenic flights are conducted by recently graduated students. Not here. We invest in exceptional pilots, they are our brand ambassadors and your guides. Bekaa Air flights are designed to bring the best experience possible; no matter if you purchased a 15min Brisbane City Glimpses Scenic Flight or a tour of a lifetime to the luxurious Spicers Peak Lodge.

Where does this tour start?

Our helicopter tours depart from Archerfield Airport in Brisbane – Our exact location

Can we use our phones?

Yes. Unlike a commercial flight, your phones do not need to be switched off or turned to airplane mode. You can take as many photos and video as you like, or when purchasing your flight add the in-flight footage option, you will receive via SD card the 160° in-flight video capturing your experience

Will we be sitting next to someone?

This is what makes our approach unique. All of our tours, including the scenic flights – are private. This means that when you book your flight for two people, we will not sell the remaining seat to anyone else. Whilst this inadvertently means we sell fewer flights, the intimate nature of our tours is a signature touch of everything that we do

Can we talk during the flight?

Yes. All of our aircraft are equipped with the best Noise cancelling headsets by Bose. They are crystal clear and cancel out a significant portion of the outside noise. Your pilot will also provide commentary and let you talk between each other

Brisbane City Glimpses

  • Starting at $99.00pp
  • ~15min total flight time
  • Best value scenic flight
Get a glimpse of the best of Brisbane with our Brisbane City Glimpses Helicopter Flight! See the city's landscape from above, including the Story Bridge, Suncorp Stadium, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Take in the panoramic views of the river and city skyline and create unforgettable memories. This is the best way to experience the best of Brisbane in just a short amount of time. Get ready for a breathtaking adventure!

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Brisbane City Highlights

  • Starting at $299.00pp
  • ~40min total flight time
  • Ultimate Tour of Brisbane
Elevate your Brisbane adventure with our Brisbane City Highlights Helicopter Flight! Take in the city's iconic landmarks from above and experience stunning panoramic views of the river and surrounding areas. Fly over the Story Bridge, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and other must-see sights for an unforgettable experience. This is the ultimate way to see the best of Brisbane in style. Discover the magic of Brisbane from above

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Moreton & Stradbroke Islands

  • Starting at $499.00pp
  • ~70min total flight time
  • Island Paradise on our doorstep
Take off on an adventure with our Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island Helicopter Flight! Fly over crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, and marvel at the beauty of these two stunning islands. See the island's landmarks from above, such as the Tangalooma Wrecks and the Point Lookout Lighthouse. This is the ultimate way to explore these idyllic destinations

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A Service with a personal touch that is clouds above the rest

Bekaa Air, is a boutique helicopter company. We pride ourselves in our uniquely catered approach towards every flight we do. Find out what makes us different from the rest,