helicopter pub crawl brisbane + gold coast

$995.00 Per Person – 3 Pub Tour
$1195.00 Per Person – 5 Pub Tour
Available mon-sun

An Australian rock-star experience

An Australian rock-star experience

Experience the best hand-picked pubs in the region while touring around Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Moreton Island, North Stradbroke Island, and the Scenic Rim. Our tour is distinct from others, as we don’t just fly directly from one pub to the next—we transform this into a full helicopter experience of a lifetime. You will be guided by locals in four-wheel driving along Moreton Island’s beach, enjoy seafood caught that day, explore the aboriginal land of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), and see the Gold Coast skyline from above (if you choose the Gold Coast scenic flight) or from afar, perched atop Mt. Tamborine at Eagle Heights.

The tour typically starts and ends at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, but we can also accommodate custom pickups upon request and have conducted tours from the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Simply chat with one of our friendly pilots to make arrangements. The pubs we include for lunch cater to vegetarians and those who prefer not to drink beer. Each stop on the tour lasts 45 minutes, with a longer, 1.5-hour stop for lunch.

During the tour, you’ll visit a variety of pubs, including an 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 (Sanctuary Cove, Eagle Heights, and Bearded Dragon, with The Veresdale as a backup).

We can accommodate groups of various sizes, and with a few modifications, we can even take up to 20 passengers. Best of all, we do not limit our customers to one beer per venue. However, please note our intoxication policy below

Item Cost (pp)
5 Pub Crawl $1195.00
3 Pub Crawl $995.00
Add Brisbane Scenic +$99.00
Add Gold Coast Scenic +$99.00
Add Moreton Island Scenic +$99.00

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The Gutter Bar – the best Bar on Moreton Island

The Gutter Bar – the best Bar on Moreton Island

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

Straddie Brewery

Straddie Brewery

Bekaa Air is excited to introduce Straddie Brewery as a new highlight of our helicopter pub crawls. This recently constructed venue spans three levels and boasts stunning views over the western coastline of North Stradbroke Island and the quaint town of Dunwich. On days when the sky is clear, you can even catch glimpses of Brisbane in the distance. What sets Straddie Brewery apart from our other pub destinations is its unique range of in-house brewed beers. With an extensive selection on offer, we suggest opting for a tasting plate to sample a variety of their brews. Depending on the day’s schedule and availability, we often choose this scenic spot as our lunch destination

Straddie Brewery

Sanctuary Cove’s Lagoon Bar

Sanctuary Cove’s Lagoon Bar

The Lagoon Beach Club commands a breathtaking view of the resort’s expansive one-acre Lagoon Beach Pool. Discover an enticing selection of gourmet pizzas and casual poolside fare, complemented by a diverse range of local beers, destination-inspired cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages

For the half day Pub Crawl (3 Stop) this is the first stop

Lagoon Bar

Eagle Heights – Mt Tamborine

Eagle Heights – 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 (3 Stop)  Pub Crawl this is the second stop

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Eagle Heights Helicopter

The Bearded Dragon – the scenic rim

The Bearded Dragon – the scenic rim

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 (3 Stop) this is the final stop

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The Bearded Dragon

Beechmont Hotel – The country by the coast

Beechmont Hotel – The country by the coast

The Beechmont Hotel is making a return to our helicopter pub crawls. Recently refurbished in 2023, they offer a country inspired venue with live music, rodeo’s and great pub food. They are famous for bringing a little bit of the country to the coast

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

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

Helicopter Pub Tours - Brisbane and Scenic Rim
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)

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?

Flaxton Gardens

  • From $645.00pp
  • Sky High Tea
  • Lunch & High Tea
  • ~60min total flight time
Indulge in the Tapas High Tea, with a modern twist on the traditional style high tea, and delight in the unique Sunshine Coast flavours and special serving touches. Whether it's for a special occasion or a long overdue catch up with family and friends, Flaxton Gardens is the perfect destination to experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast

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Helicopter Wine Tour

  • From $795.00pp
  • Tour the best wineries by Helicopter!
  • Chose between 3 or 4 stops
Our full and half day helicopter wine tours take you to some of the best wineries around Brisbane. Big names and hidden gems alike, discover the scenic rim and it's surrounds. Chose from 3 or 4 stops

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Spicers Tamarind

  • From $645.00pp
  • Rain-forest Retreat with a taste of Asia
  • Lunch, Dinner, Picnic & Stay Tours
  • ~60min total flight time
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

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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,