Helicopter flight to Spicers Tamarind 

 Helicopter flight to Spicers Tamarind 

$545.00 Per Person
All of our flights are private

Lunch, Picnic, Spa and overnight stay options available

Summary

Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers rainforest fringed luxury, infused with the seductive spices of Asia

A getaway at Spicers Tamarind Retreat combines western luxury with eastern tranquility. Flying there is an extraordinary experience. The resort is an Asian-influenced oasis that feels like you’re a world away, surrounded by natural beauty and tranquillity. When you fly, you can relax in Spa Anise; dine at The Tamarind;  astonish yourself at the Cooking School; or just enjoy the stillness of a truly unique escape

Spicers Tamarind - Helicopter
Lunch

Lunch at Spicers Tamarind

Lunch at Spicers Tamarind is truly a world class experience. The menu can be found here (please note it is subject to change and we recommend also going to their website here)

Customers flying into Spicers Tamarind are able to purchase a lunch package to suit many budgets and tastes.

  • A 2 course option can be purchased at $69.00 per person.
  • A 3 course option is $79.00 per person.
  • A chef selection is $105.00 per person.
    • Matching Wines $65.00 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 in case you may have specific questions or needs

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

Lunch at Spicers Tamarind
Picnic

Picnic at Spicers Tamarind

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, our Spicers Tamarind heli-picnic package may be the one for you. Upon arrival you will be presented with a picnic hamper filled with local fresh food.  Our standard package allows up to two hours at Tamarind, which you can extend further during the checkout process.

  • Cost is an extra $85.00 for a hamper designed for two people

Please note, due to vast variance in price between different bottles, the cost of wine/beer is not included in this package

Relaxation

Relaxation & Spa Packages at Anise

Spa Anise at Spicers Tamarind is a gorgeous mountaintop spa retreat with purpose crafted single and double treatment rooms, a plunge spa pool on the deck and relaxation lounge with open stone fireplace. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day of flying and dining. Anise offers the following:

Aromatherapy massage
Pregnancy massage
Hot stone massage
Performance facial
Full body treatments

The information booklet here will guide through which treatments are available and their respective cost. If you’re unsure which to get, the 90 minute day spa sampler massage is the option we recommend – $165.00 per person. – It is best to call the spa directly as they will be able to offer you an experience that is specifically suited for the time and cost that you are after

Please note – Two hours complimentary stay are included with all packages. If you would like to also stay for lunch, we recommend to upgrade your stay from two, to three hours. Bekaa Air charges a wholesale rate of $45.00/hr to extend your stay and the option to extend is available during checkout

Weekend Away

Staying at Tamarind

If you would like to be dropped off and stay at Spicers Tamarind, we do a ‘Weekend Away’ option where we then pick up on a later date. The total cost is an additional $390.00 per person. This cost is flat, no matter how long your stay

Weekend away at Spicers Tamarind
Inclusions

What is included?

    • The package price is Per Person. Minimum of 2 people per flight
    • Base package is a direct flight. Most of our customers select an additional scenic flight
    • For manifest of up to 3 Passengers we utilise our R44RII*
    • For manifest of 4-6 Passengers we utilise our Bell 206 LongRanger*
    • For manifests of 6+ we utilise a combination of helicopters
    • 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)
    • We will secure the landing permission and your restaurant booking if you chose to dine there
    • Spend up to two hours at Spicers Tamarind (can depart earlier if you wish), with lengthened stay options available during checkout
    • The direct return flight time to Archerfield Airport is around 1:10hrs (~35min each way)
Experience Timeline

Bekaa Air operates flights from Archerfield Airport up to 7 days a week. Generally we operate 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 a purchase of any Bekaa Air flight

Second option is our Qantas Imperial Airways Lounge at JetBase – Brisbane’s first hangar, ever. Tastefully decorated in memorabilia from early 20th century 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 per flight for any number of passengers

If you’re utilising our Qantas Imperial Airways lounge, you can arrive up to an hour prior your departure. 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 embarking upon your flight, 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. We will then fly the track shown below

During the flight you’re free to use your mobile phones, cameras and go-pros. As an optional extra you can purchase a recording as part of your flight

Upon landing, we will wait for the blades to stop prior to disembarking the helicopter. Passengers will have an other opportunity to take photos with the pilot and ask any questions

 On to the views 
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. Seriously – if you’re already stretching your budget, your loved one will be over the moon with a direct flight

City Scenic (+$99.00)

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

Gold Coast Scenic (+$305.00)

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 Light. 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.

$305.00pp

Mountains of Somerset (+$305.00)

On this flight you will be climbing as high as 3000ft and at times as low as 500ft. You will see the western part of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast at a perspective like no other

As we depart Brisbane, your aircraft will head towards Kholo and Lake Manchester. There you will see Lake Manchester Dam, Ipswich, and on a clear day, all the way to Toowoomba.

Flying past Mt Nebo you will be greeted by Scone, Kilcoy and beautiful rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast. We will then continue north past Somerset Dam to have a look at the majestic Glass House Mountains. Your aircraft will weave in-between Mt Ngungun & Mt Tibrogragan to get a closer look, before turning towards the south

$305.00pp

 FAQ 
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?

We are proud to have one of the best cancellation policies in the industry

All of our tours & scenics are private flights, and as such our cancellation and reschedule policies are a lot less restrictive than what you would find elsewhere. If you would like to reschedule your flight we ask that you do so with a 24 hour notice. Within this window our full refund policy applies, (Please note that a 1.95% merchant fee gets deducted from this process by PayPal/Stripe)

In case you can no longer make your flight on the day and would like to cancel your flight, a $100.00 cancellation fee gets deducted from the total refund amount

On the day if  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. If the weather is marginal (aka safe to fly but less appealing to do so, eg when it’s raining) we can offer full refund or to reschedule your flight to an other day

We try to strike a balance between the very competitive nature of flight operations, looking after our staff, as well as making sure that you have the most flexible policy that we can offer

 About your flight 
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)

Can we use our phones and Go-Pros?

Yes. Unlike a commercial jet-liner, 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

Purchasing your Spicers Tamarind Flight

 Private Helicopter Flight – $545.00pp 

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