coastal helicopter pub crawl

$795.00 Per Person – Half Day Tour | 3 Pubs
$995.00 Per Person – Full Day Tour | 5 Pubs
All of our flights are private

Summary

An Australian rock-star experience

An Australian rock-star experience

This is as amazing and simple as it sounds. Your day will take you to Outback Pubs, Irish Pubs, Beach Pubs, Mountain Pubs, and ‘local watering holes’ – all unique, and unapologetically, authentic.

Our tour is different; not only will you tour the best hand-picked pubs in the region, you will travel all around Brisbane; Beaudesert; The Hinterlands, Gold Coast; South Stradbroke, North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands. We don’t just directly fly from one pub to the next but make this into a full helicopter experience of a life-time

This helicopter pub crawl comes in two flavours. Full Day which consists of five pubs (see the itinerary tab) and half day where we stop at three (Harrigans, Eagle Heights & Bearded Dragon)

We have taken groups as large as 11 people at a time and with a few modifications can take even more

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Pricing

Item Cost (pp)
5 Pub Crawl $995.00
3 Pub Crawl $795.00
Add Brisbane Scenic +$99.00
Add Gold Coast Scenic +$99.00

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Tour Itinerary

Brisbane City Scenic

Brisbane 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 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

Available as an optional add-on

The Gutter Bar – You have [figuratively] ran aground on the best Bar on Moreton

The Gutter Bar – You have [figuratively] ran aground on the best Bar on Moreton

The Gutter Bar is the sole definition of an authentic Ausie beach pub. Positioned on the southern tip of Moreton island you will feel like you have been flown to the Caribbean. The seafood, especially the oysters, is in a class of its own. Sustainability and environment is at the core of the industry, our local oyster provider tells it best. The place is truly special and is the only pub that we do exclusive tours to. We have also partnered with a local accommodation provider in case you want to stay over night/weekend

Their website

The Gutter Bar - Moreton Island

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

As picturesque as it gets. We will be flying up the islands. As we hug the coastline, we often see dugongs, sharks, stingrays, turtles and whales from April to November.

Moreton Island Scenic Flight

Harrigans Irish Pub, Calypso Bay – It’s in the name

Harrigans Irish Pub, Calypso Bay – It’s in the name

Harrigan’s at Calypso Bay is an Irish Pub, located in the heart of Calypso Bay, a unique community set beside the calm and sheltered waters of southern Moreton Bay, midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Offering stunning water views to the Broadwater and beyond, lush tropical gardens and the finest interior finish, Harrigan’s is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy their friendly atmosphere

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the first stop

Their website

Harrigans Irish Pub Calypso Bay

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

We are detouring via the gorgeous beaches of the Gold Coast. This part of the flight takes you past the iconic Spit, Skyline of Surfers Paradise then to the west of the Stradbroke Islands.

Available as an optional add-on

Eagle Heights – That’s the one on top of Mt Tamborine

Eagle Heights – That’s the one on top of Mt Tamborine

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort on Tamborine Mountain has a full panoramic view of the Gold Coast. It spans far beyond Stradbroke Island to the North, and all the way into New South Whales to the south. The resort is most famous for its beer garden; and is a very popular stop with motorbike riders who come to enjoy the roads

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the second stop

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Ealge Heights mt Tamborine

Flat-out like a lizard drinking – at the Bearded Dragon

Fat-out like a lizard drinking – at the Bearded Dragon

In the afternoon we are off to discover The Bearded Dragon in Mt Tamborine, a hidden gem that prides itself on serving up good old fashioned Australian hospitality. Just a short, scenic hop into the scenic rim, we will land at the popular Mount Tamborine accommodation, restaurant and tavern.

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the final pub

Their website

The Bearded Dragon

The Veresdale Hotel

The Veresdale Hotel

The Veresdale is a local, country Pub just a few km’s shy of a local town, Beaudesert. One of the older, family friendly hotels in Queensland, the Veresdale , or the ‘V’ Hotel as it is now affectionately known, was sold privately in November, 2010. Since that time it has been tastefully renovated in keeping with the best attributes of the friendly Hotel atmosphere

Their website

Helicopter Pub Tours - Brisbane and Scenic Rim

Flight back to Brisbane

Flight back to Brisbane

Finally a direct flight back to Archerfield to finish an epic day you will never forget

Please note that due to weddings, events and opening hours we may have to substitute some pubs for others. We will let you know this in advance when you book

Brisbane city from cockpit of Bell Longranger

Additional Extras

Additional Extras

Direct Flight - (Base Price)

Most of our customers upgrade to a Brisbane CBD Scenic, if you’re looking to make the tour even more special, the Gold Coast Scenic flight 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

Brisbane 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 - (+99.00)

This Gold Coast scenic flight is simply breathtaking. This scenic flight doesn’t just span 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 inland to take a look at the city from the western hills. Endless Beaches, beautiful skyscrapers and brilliant blue water. No wonder it’s called surfers paradise

$99.00pp

JetBase Lounge (+$60.00)

Bekaa Air’s Business Lounge at Archerfield provides refreshments, access to wifi and comfortable seating in air-conditioned rooms. Conference rooms can be also booked with any flight. We can arrange parking, transfer services, events and access to private jets. For customers who prefer not to pay extra, we utilise the Archerfield Terminal facilities which are complimentary with any Bekaa Air flight

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$60.00 Total (Per Flight)

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)

FAQ

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 Airbus AS350/H125 helicopter can seat 5 passengers without an individual weight limit

Our Industry leading 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 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

Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers are processed by hand and can be purchased at no extra cost. The holder is also able to upgrade their flight without incurring extra fees. Don’t want to book a date? All vouchers are valid for 3 years and can be redeemed any time within the period. They can also be transferred to an other person, and no; we do not charge extra for that either. After you submit the purchase they will be created by hand 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?

We account for about 45min per pub stop. Ultimately within the time-frame, it’s up to you how long you would like to spend at each pub

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

Intoxication Policy

Let’s get the most important question you have out of the way first, we want you to have fun do not limit our customers to one beer per venue. However – it should be noted that this is not an opportunity to get drunk at 2,000 feet. Safety is paramount, and so are the rules around aircraft boarding whilst intoxicated. Additionally we love and we baby our helicopters, we dedicate hours per aircraft each week just to clean and look after them. We don’t contract some detailing company to do this; we do it ourselves – every day we fly. Please keep this in mind when ordering one too many. It’s about the experience; one which you want to remember!

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