helicopter beach picnic

$995.00 Per Person + Picnic
Available mon-sun

Helicopter Picnic On North Stradbroke Island

Helicopter Picnic On North Stradbroke Island

Picture yourself soaring through the skies in a helicopter, making your way to the stunning North Stradbroke’s Point Lookout. As you land, you’re transported to a secluded island paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. It’s the perfect romantic escape, made possible with our all-inclusive package tour.

Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch and sip on wine while taking in the breathtaking views of Moreton Island across the Moreton Bay.

Partnered with Straddie Tipis, we offer a custom beach picnic and a return flight during the golden afternoon sun to Brisbane. From cute and simple pop-up picnics to full-sized bell tents with local and imported produce, Straddie Tipis has everything to suit your budget and taste. You can choose from a simple yet elegant Island Baby Picnic, or go all-out with the Golden Bell Picnic – their most popular choice for a romantic day at the beach or a fun outing with friends.

And if you’re planning to propose to your special someone, our package has all the bells and whistles to make it the most romantic experience of all time. With full set up and pack down, styling, a luxurious platter for two, a floral boquet, a 20-minute Photography Session and more, you can leave all the stress of planning to us and Straddie Tipis – all you have to do is pop the question!

Item Cost (pp)
Direct Return Flight $995.00
Picnic Hamper  From $500.00
Brisbane CBD Scenic + $99.00
Moreton Island Scenic + $249.00

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Straddie Tipis North Stradbroke Island

Straddie Tipis offers a visually stunning and unique option for outdoor events on North Stradbroke Island and the surrounding areas. Their intimate Bell Tents are perfect for taking your date (or proposal!) to another level, and if you’re going to surprise a big group with your entrance, they even have an authentic Giant Nordic Tipi that can accommodate up to 120 guests! This one provides a beautiful setting for weddings, parties, corporate events, and festivals. Straddie Tipis aims to make each event special and unique, and has been providing this experience since 2017, with their Tipi Experiences becoming a popular choice for locals and visitors alike. See below for pricing, like all of our flights and packages, these can be customised to your needs

Picnic Options

The Island Baby Picnic – $500.00
A slightly smaller picnic platter, set up with rugs and cushions and a beach umbrella instead of bell tent (still with champagne)

The Premium Bell Picnic – $800.00
This is the full Premium Bell Tent set up, which includes styling/carpets/fans on those especially hot days, with a larger picnic platter and wine

The Proposal Package – $1200.00
Setup is the same as the above Premium Bell Picnic, with additional styling, including a floral bouquet, as well as a 20min private Photography Session with 10+ edited photos

Cancellation Policy: Straddie Tipis has a minimum 72hrs notice requirement for a change or mind or cancellation of the picnic + set up. If there is a change of mind or no show with less than 72hrs notice, the full picnic charge is forfeit. However, if weather does not permit that it is safe to fly on the day, they are happy to have change the date free of charge.

Direct Flight - (Base Price)

Most of our customers upgrade to a Brisbane CBD Scenic, which really does take the experience to the next level. If you’re looking to get from the airport and back the fastest, or on a budget the direct flight is the choice for you. Don’t worry, we do not implement techniques to up-sell every flight, or treat any of our customers differently – everyone gets the same Bekaa Air service

P.S. If you’re already stretching your budget, your loved one will be over the moon with a direct flight

City Scenic (+$99.00pp)

Spice up your flight with a Brisbane City scenic. You will be taken past St Lucia and the Gabba, across the Brisbane River. Past Kangaroo Point and the botanical gardens. We will bend a left around the Meriton to showcase the northern side of Brisbane. Then we will complete an other arc flying past West End and Southbank. All this at a perfect height of 1000ft (300m) above the terrain bellow.

Please note that the City is inside Brisbane Controlled Airspace. Whilst we do everything possible to secure a clearance into this airspace sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances [such as a rescue helicopter coming to land] we may not be allowed in. In this case we will fly past South Bank and West End at the edge of the controlled airspace we will then make a left turn and fly overhead Mt Cootha and the TV Towers giving you a view of the entire Brisbane area. If it’s clear you will be able to sometimes see all the way to Southport and the Glasshouse Mountains

$99.00pp

Moreton Island Scenic (+$249.00pp)

If you want the best experience, nothing comes close to the paradise that is Stradbroke and Moreton Island. Your flight path is going to take you eastbound. Past the QEII Stadium and Mt Cotton. We will then pass Siromet Winery and Redland Bay/Victoria point. A few island hops away as it’s known to the locals, is North Straddie. Here is where the real fun begins; our customers often spot whales, dugongs, sting rays, sharks amongst perfect beaches and sandbanks. We will take you all the way to the most northern tip of Moreton Island, North Point Lighthouse. Next stop, Tangalooma Resort where once again we will descend to have a look at numerous shipwrecks scattered around the bay. As we turn back everyone will get an opportunity to share the other side of the experience.

$249.00pp

Gold Coast Scenic (+$305.00pp)

This Gold Coast scenic flight is simply breathtaking. Unlike some companies who only take you up to South Port/Sea World. We are going to fly coastal southbound all the way past Q1 and Broad Beach at 1000ft. Then we are going to descend down to 500ft (150m) for a closer look on the way back to the spit. Endless Beaches, beautiful skyscrapers and brilliant blue water. No wonder it’s called surfers paradise

$305.00pp

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

$45.00 Total (Per Flight)

Do you have operating hours?

We don’t have operating hours because we operate around your requirements. As long as there is light, we can fly (approx. 30min prior sunrise and 30min after sunset, but season dependent). You can call us any time between 8:00 – 17:00, with the phone being forwarded on to our Chief Pilot outside of business hours. We can land almost anywhere as long as it’s large enough to accommodate our aircraft and we can ascertain landing permission from the landowner. The only exception is our sunset flight which has it’s own time-slot each day

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

What are the age/height/weight restrictions?

Whilst there is no laws restricting us to a certain age; 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

What is your cancellation 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 cancelation 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 24 hour notice. If more than 24hrs notice is given, 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 for your flight. If the weather is marginal (aka safe to fly but affects the experience, eg when it’s raining) we can offer full refund or to reschedule your flight to an other day.

Please note: Straddie Tipis have a slightly different cancellation policy, where a minimum of 72hrs is required for a cancellation or refund of the picnic + set up. However, if weather is the mitigating factor, they are happy to organise a different day free of charge. We do not offer refunds for no-shows or cancelations inside the 24 hour period.

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 12 months 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

How long can we stay?

The basic package accounts for two hours. If you require more time you can select for up to 4hrs (overnight/weekend stays exempted)

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 jet, your phones do not need to be turned to airplane mode. Nor do we charge extra for this

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 make less on each flight, we have made this decision so we ultimately provide a better experience for our customers

Can I fly to/from somewhere else?

You can fly to anywhere you like. You can fly from anywhere you like. All we need is a written landing approval from the land-owner and an assessment by us to make sure that the area meets our safety requirements. The tours you see on our website are the hand-picked ones that meet our quality requirements. Instead of listing as many places as we can, we have selected each individual winery, lodge and resort as a top performer. You will not go wrong no matter which place you chose

Sarabah Estate

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  • Lunch & Winery Tours
  • ~50min total flight time
You will feel whisked away to French countryside, as you step into Chalet Bistro. Open Friday to Sunday for Lunch, Sunday breakfast. The estate feels secluded and boutique and is a perfect romantic getaway. Why not go for a picnic in the vines and hang out with their adorable farm animals and house alpacas

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Spicers Peak Lodge

  • From $645.00pp
  • The peak of relaxed luxury
  • Lunch & Stay Tours
  • ~70min total flight time
Spicers Peak Lodge provides the best location for an all-inclusive luxury getaway. Arrive at Restaurant Peak and enjoy an award winning gourmet dining experience; or why not relax with a massage at the luxurious Spa Anise, explore on a self-guided walk or simply take in the view. For those who are looking for the ultimate get-away, we provide a weekend tour

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Helicopter Beach Picnic

  • $995.00pp + Picnic
  • Beach picnic on North Stradbroke Island
  • 50min total flight time
Picture yourself soaring through the skies in a helicopter, making your way to the stunning North Stradbroke’s Point Lookout. As you land, you’re transported to a secluded island paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch and sip on champagne while taking in the breathtaking views of Moreton Island across the Moreton Bay

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