helicopter pub crawl brisbane + gold coast

$795.00 Per Person – 3 Pub Tour
$995.00 Per Person – 5 Pub Tour
All of our flights are private


An Australian rock-star experience

An Australian rock-star experience

Experience the best hand-picked pubs in the region while touring around Brisbane, Gold Coast, Moreton, North Stradbroke Island and the Scenic Rim. Our tour is different from others, as we don’t just fly directly from one pub to the next – we make this into a full helicopter experience of a lifetime. You will be taken by the locals four wheel driving along the beach of Moreton Island, enjoy local seafood that was caught on the day

The tour usually starts and ends at Archerfield Airport, but we can also accommodate custom pickups upon request. Just chat with one of our friendly pilots to make arrangements. The pubs we include for lunch cater to vegetarians and those who don’t want to drink beer. Each stop on the tour is 45 minutes long, with a longer 1.5 hour stop for lunch.

During the tour, you’ll visit a variety of pubs including Outback Pub, Irish Pub, Beach Pub, Mountain Pub, and local watering holes, all of which are authentic and unapologetically unique. This pub crawl comes in two options – a Five Pub Tour, or a Three Pub Tour (usually Harrigans, Eagle Heights, and Bearded Dragon).

We can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, and with a few modifications, we can even take more. Best of all, we do not limit our customers to one beer per venue; however please note our intoxication policy below. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an unforgettable helicopter pub crawl with Bekaa Air

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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

Enhance your flight with a scenic tour of Brisbane City. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views as we fly past St Lucia and the Gabba, across the Brisbane River, and past Kangaroo Point and the botanical gardens. We’ll take a left turn around the Meriton to showcase the northern side of Brisbane, and then complete an arc flying past West End and Southbank. All this at a perfect height of 1000ft (300m) above the terrain below

This scenic tour is available as an optional add-on to your helicopter pub crawl

Couple inside helicopter

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 epitome of an authentic Australian beach pub. Located on the southern tip of Moreton Island, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean. The seafood, particularly the oysters, is top-notch and sourced with sustainability and the environment in mind. The Gutter Bar is truly a special place and we also offer exclusive tours to it. We’ve also partnered with a local accommodation provider if you want to stay overnight or for the weekend. Check out their website for more information.

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The Gutter Bar - Moreton Island

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

Beautiful Beaches of North Stradbroke & Moreton Islands

Experience the beauty of the islands from the air as we fly along the coastline. You’ll have the chance to spot a variety of marine life including dugongs, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and whales

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 community set beside the calm waters of southern Moreton Bay. With stunning water views of the Broadwater and beyond, lush tropical gardens, and a beautifully finished interior, Harrigan’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy their friendly atmosphere. Located midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it’s a convenient and picturesque spot to stop in for a drink or a meal.

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the first stop

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Harrigans Irish Pub Helicopter

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

During this flight leg, we’ll be taking a detour to see the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast. You’ll fly past the iconic Spit, the skyline of Surfers Paradise, and the west side of the Stradbroke Islands. It’s a breathtaking journey that will give you a unique perspective of this beautiful region.

Available as an optional add-on

Couple over the Gold Coast

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 offers a full panoramic view of the Gold Coast, stretching from Stradbroke Island to the north all the way to New South Wales to the south. The resort is well-known for its beer garden, which is a popular stop for motorbike riders who come to enjoy the roads. The stunning views and laid-back atmosphere make it the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the region

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the second stop

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Eagle Heights Helicopter

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

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

In the afternoon, we’ll be heading to The Bearded Dragon in Mt Tamborine, a hidden gem that is known for its old-fashioned Australian hospitality. Just a short, scenic hop into the scenic rim, we’ll land at this popular Mt Tamborine accommodation, restaurant, and tavern. It’s a must-see destination for anyone looking to experience the charm and character of the region.

For the half day Pub Crawl this is the final pub

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The Bearded Dragon

The Veresdale Hotel

The Veresdale Hotel

The Veresdale is a local, country pub located just a few kilometers from the town of Beaudesert. It’s one of the older, family-friendly hotels in Queensland and has been privately owned since November 2010. Since then, it has been renovated while still maintaining its friendly hotel atmosphere. The Veresdale, or the “V” Hotel as it’s now affectionately known, is a popular destination for those looking for a taste of country hospitality.

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Helicopter Pub Tours - Brisbane and Scenic Rim

Flight back to Brisbane

Flight back to Brisbane

To end the epic day, we’ll take a direct flight back to Archerfield

Please note that due to weddings, events, and opening hours, we may have to substitute some pubs for others. If this is the case, we’ll let you know in advance when you book. Despite any changes, we’ll ensure that you have a memorable and unforgettable experience on this tour

Brisbane city from cockpit of Bell Longranger
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


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


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)

Are the drinks included

Drinks are not included in the tour price. We’ve done this for a couple of important reasons. Firstly, it allows us to offer a more flexible pricing model. In the past we had to price the tour with the thirstiest of guests in mind. Secondly, it removes the pressure to drink excessively in an attempt to “get your money’s worth,” ensuring a more enjoyable and responsible experience for everyone

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 available at no extra cost and can be redeemed anytime within the 3 year validity period. You can also upgrade your flight or transfer the voucher to another person without any additional charges. These vouchers are processed by hand and will be emailed to you after you submit your purchase. You can find a sample of what the vouchers look like by visiting the provided link here

How long is each stop?

We account for about 45min per pub stop and 1.5hrs for lunch. Ultimately within the time-frame of the pub crawl, 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. The Half Day Pub Crawl usually starts at 11:00/12:00, while the Full Day Pub Crawl usually starts at 9:30. It’s important to note that our tours are private and customizable, so if you have specific preferences for the start time or any other aspect of the tour, we’ll be happy to work with you to accommodate them. Our goal is to ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable experience on your helicopter pub crawl, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any special requests

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!

Did you know we also offer a western country helicopter Pub Crawl?

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