spicers tamarind helicopter tour

$645.00 Per Person
Available sat-sun


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

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

Welcome to Spicers Tamarind Retreat, a luxurious and peaceful escape nestled in the cool, leafy mountain climes of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by rainforest and featuring a stunning mineralised spa, this retreat is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Upon arriving at Spicers Tamarind, you will be greeted by the serene garden ponds, trickling fountains, and wooden boardwalks that encircle the guest lounge pavilion and dining areas. The lush greenery and colorful lilies create a welcoming atmosphere, while comfortable wicker chairs provide the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a refreshing beverage. The inviting walkways lead you into the rainforest, inviting you to take a moment to savor the peaceful surroundings of nature.

The East meets West aesthetic of Spicers Tamarind is evident throughout the retreat, from the beautiful rooms and main guest house to the indulgent day spa and imaginative restaurant. The Thai-influenced cuisine adds to the feeling of tranquility, making this the perfect place to unwind and escape the stresses of modern life. Let the warm waters of the spa wash away your worries and allow yourself to fully relax and reconnect in this peaceful, luxurious retreat and unforgettable private retreat.

Item Cost
Lunch Tour $645.00
Dinner Tour $795.00
Fly & Stay $1045.00
Brisbane CBD Scenic +$99.00
Moreton Island Scenic +$305.00
Glasshouse Mountains Scenic +$305.00

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Lunch at Spicers Tamarind

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 3 course option is $95.00 per person.
  • A Banquet is $125.00 per person.
    • Matching Wines $215.00 per person

Please note that lunches are only available on Saturdays and Sundays

Lunch at Spicers Tamarind

Picnic at Spicers Tamarind

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 & Spa Packages at Anise

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

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 $1045.00pp. This cost is flat, no matter how long your stay

Weekend away at Spicers Tamarind

Additional Extras

Additional Extras

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


Moreton Island Scenic (+$305.00pp)

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 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.


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


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. 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. 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

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

About your flight

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)

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

Beechmont Estate

  • European luxury get-away
  • Lunch, Dinner & Stay Tours
  • From $695.00pp
  • ~70min total flight time
  • Total Tour length: 4:00hrs
Beechmont Estate is a privately-owned Wagyu and polo farm nestled next to the world heritage-listed Lamington National Park and the rolling hills of Beechmont and Binna Burra. A world away from the hustle and bustle of city living, the luxury country retreat offers guests a chance to escape routine and return to what’s real

Kooroomba Lavender Farm

  • Scenic Rim's most picturesque venue
  • Lunch & Wine Tours
  • From $595.00pp
  • ~60min total flight time
With a restaurant, cellar door, and lavender shop on-site, this unique destination spans six hectares of lush vineyards and aromatic lavender fields. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Scenic Rim mountains, Kooroomba offers a picturesque escape that feels worlds away ​

Spicers Hidden Vale

  • Luxury & heartfelt country hospitality
  • Lunch, Dinner & Stay Tours
  • From $595.00pp
  • ~60min total flight time
At Spicers Hidden Vale, you are on your way to discover a heart-felt country adventure that combines a sense of the outback and wilderness with luxury and seclusion. The homage restaurant prides itself on ‘paddock to plate’ sustainable dining where hearty home-made meals meet the culinary skills some of the best chefs Australia have to offer

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,