Helicopter Flight to Ruffles Forest Retreat 

 Helicopter Flight to Ruffles Lodge 

Base Price – Departing Brisbane, Archerfield
$590.00 for two
$295.00 pp

Lunch and Weekend Away options available

Why Ruffles Lodge

Experience the tranquility from a five star forest retreat

Ruffles is a beautifully secluded Forest Retreat, perfect for weekend getaways, or afternoon lunch tours. Perched on top of the iconic Gold Coast Hinterlands, the restaurant and the state of the art spa have some of the best panoramic views in the region

With the log fireplace burning in the background creating a warm and inviting environment, Ruffles’ fine dining, award winning restaurant Vue 175, offers an innovative dining experience without compromising the true flavours of the freshest locally sourced produce

For those looking to stay, Ruffles’ Lodge Villas are a delightful blend of warmth and nature. Each one is beautifully appointed with private outlooks, natural timbers and warm interiors



Lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale is one of a kind. With sustainability and paddock to plate philosophy it’s one of the best dining experiences in Australia

Customers flying into Ruffles can dine at the award winning Vue 175 Restaurant.

You do not need to pre-purchase any packages. You can simply arrive, dine and pay on the day. The menu can be found on the website or alternatively click here to view it on our website

Lunches at Ruffles are available 7 Day a week 

A weekend away

A Weekend away at Ruffles Lodge

If you would like to be dropped off at Ruffles, and then picked up on a later date the total cost is an additional $245.00 per person.

Since the flight is on an other day, it doesn’t matter how long you stay. The price will be the same

On to the views

City Scenic

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 Botanic Gardens. We will veer left around the Meriton to showcase the northern side of Brisbane. Then we will complete another arc flying past West End and Southbank. All this at a perfect height of 1000ft (300m).

Please note that the CBD 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 over 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.

This is the total price (Not per person)


Gold Coast Scenic

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 southbound along the coastline all the way to Q1 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.

This is the total price (Not per person)


Can I bring an other person?

One more

One extra person can come onboard the aircraft. If you have two children and their combined weight is less than 77kg they may occupy one seat together. Please contact us if you have any questions.

(The original package is for two people)

$95.00 extra

I'm going to need more than one extra seat

We can organise a larger aircraft for you. Please contact us to discuss the option that is most appropriate to your requirements

Once there…

Can we add a food package?

Lunch at spicers peak is truly a world class experience. The menu changes every day;

Customers flying into Spicers Peak Lodge are able to purchase a lunch package to suit all many budgets and tastes. A 3 course option can be purchased at $85.00 per person. A 5 course option is $115.00 per person. A full wine pairing is an additional $50.00 per person. These prices are wholesale, Bekaa Air does not charge it’s customers extra for any of the food packages found on our website. However, during checkout we give you the choice to book the lunch yourself incase you may have specific questions or needs

Please note that lunches are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

How long can we stay?

The basic package accounts for two hours. If you require more, the option to increase your stay is part of the checkout process. Currently as a thanks to our customers, we provide this service at cost

The details

  • The base price is for two people with extra person available on most flights
  • Pick up at the Terminal Building Archerfield Airport – (Or if you have access to a property large enough to facilitate a helicopter landing then contact us to discuss)
  • Basic Package flies you directly to and from Archerfield Airport
  • We will secure the landing permission and your restaurant booking
  • Spend up to two hours on the ground for lunch (can depart earlier if you wish), with lengthened stay options available during checkout
  • Make your flight extra special with a selection of scenic flights bellow
Experience Timeline

Bekaa Air operates flights from Archerfield Airport up to 7 days a week. Generally we are operating when we have flights scheduled for that day and arrange rosters around those requirements. Flight’s depart during daylight hours

We utilise 2 lounges. First one; the more popular option is the Archerfield Terminal Building, which has been built in Art Deco Style and features floor to roof windows with a panoramic view of Archerfield’s main apron. This lounge is complimentary with every Bekaa Air flight.

Second option is our Business Lounge at JetBase – Brisbane’s first hangar, originally made for Qantas Imperial Airways. It is decorated in memorabilia from that era, passengers enjoy an assortment of complimentary beverages and top class service. This service is available before and after the flight; with a flat rate of $90.00 for any number of passengers.

You can arrive up to an hour prior your departure if you’re utilising our JetBase lounge. Our flights are scheduled to commence safety briefing and boarding 10 minutes prior. Please note that sometimes we may have an other flight scheduled prior to yours and may still be in the air when you arrive

Prior to getting strapped in, you will be greeted by your personal pilot and run through a safety briefing. A few photos later, and once strapped in; the helicopter will be started, warmed up and systems will be checked prior to becoming airborne. We will then fly the track shown below

During the flight you’re free to use your mobile phones, cameras and go-pros

Upon landing at Ruffles, we will wait for the blades to stop prior to disembarking the helicopter. There you will have up to two hours (longer periods available during checkout). Best of all, you will have a phone number of the pilot on the day. With a flick of a text message your helicopter will be ready to depart when you are

On the way back Bekaa Air customers have a choice of a direct flight or to upgrade to any number of scenic flights bellow. We will land back at Archerfield Airport (or where we have taken off if we are picking you up from a custom location). At the end of the flight you will have an other opportunity to take more pictures with the pilot and helicopter

Flight Path

Flight Path,

  • Black Flight Path shows a direct flight from Archerfield to Spicers Hidden Vale and back. The standard package for $790.00 for two
  • Blue Flight Path shows the upgraded Brisbane city helicopter scenic package (available at checkout). Optional extra at $195.00 for two
  • Red Path shows the upgraded Gold Coast helicopter scenic package(available at checkout). Optional extra at $495.00 for two
  • Purple Path shows the upgraded Moreton Island scenic package (available at checkout). Optional extra at $620.00 for two

Purchasing your flight to Ruffles Forest Retreat

 Base Price: $590.00 for Two 

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