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Helicopter Pub Crawl – Half Day

Helicopter Pub Tour – Half Day

$695.00 Per Person
12:00-16:30~

Half Day Tour of 3 best pubs in the region… in a helicopter

Summary

An experience of a lifetime

This is as amazing and simple as it sounds. Your day will take you to three unique, and unapologetically, locally, authentic pubs

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 and Gold Coast. We don’t just directly fly from one pub to the next but make this into a full helicopter experience of a life-time. The scenery is breathtaking.

We have heavily discounted this this tour because we want it to be accessible to as many people as possible. Our competitors charge double or more with few pubs and scenic options. This is a half day tour; usually an afternoon, but we won’t stop you if you want to go drinking in the morning. We also offer a full day tour here. In total you will visit 5 pubs for a full day, 3 for half day tour. Have a larger group? No problem, we can take more helicopters. We can also pick up from your property, contact us for a custom quote

Helicopter Pub Tour to Bearded Dragon
Tour Itinerary

First stop is the Veresdale Hotel

We start off with 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

The Veresdale is situated right in the heart of Queensland’s richest dairy, beef and horse stud area, with the very best of the State’s Thoroughbred racing horse studs.

The Hotel may look a little small from the outside, but once indoors you have access to beautiful outdoor dining areas, where the pastoral view is quite spectacular. Don’t forget there is a stylish gazebo for that special luncheon or dinner.

In the new modern kitchen, chefs produce fine food from the Grill and offer an array of great cuisine & specials. Families with children are welcome at the Veresdale Hotel and can either dine outside or in the fully renovated and air-conditioned Restaurant which offers an inviting, relaxed atmosphere, typical of the friendly Hotel tradition

Their website

Helicopter Pub Crawl Tour

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

Their website

Eagle Heights - Helicopter Pub Tour Landing

Gold Coast Scenic Flight

We are detouring via the gorgeous beaches of the Gold Coast. This will be the most scenic part of our flight as we descend down to 500ft (150m) along the pacific ocean coast.

Helicopter Charters

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

Harrigan’s at Calypso Bay is 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 for our guests to relax and enjoy our friendly atmosphere

Harrigan’s is an authentic Irish Pub which offers an emporium of fine wines and food along with that famous Irish hospitality. Bands are on offer each weekend, with many genres of music from Jazz to Blues and pop to rock n roll. Live music that the whole family can enjoy

Helicopters at Harrigans Irish Pub Calypso Bay

Flight back to Brisbane

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 even sometimes whales

Finally a direct flight back to Archerfield, or why not see Brisbane City from the air with a city scenic upgrade? Only an additional $99.00pp

For more details please see our Brisbane Highlights flight

Helicopter Rides Brisbane
Inclusions

What is included?

    • The package price is Per Person. Minimum of 2 people per flight
    • Base package is a direct 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
    • Please note that total weight limit of R44 is 270kg – 136kg per seat
    • 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 permissions
    • All food and drinks are not included on the price. Please see our intoxication policy for more details
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

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

Can we add beers and food to the package?

We have made a decision not to include pre-purchased drinks and food to this package. We do not want our customers to drink more than what they otherwise would do and we want you to have a choice at which pub you dine in (the Gutter Bar is our favorite, but it will be late when we get there, so it’s importaint to snack during the experience) – Some helicopter companies restrict their customers to just one beer per pub. We do not; but please see our intoxication policy down bellow. We want you to have an incredible time but please note that we can not accept passengers who are intoxicated

About your flight
Start Times and Duration

The basic package accounts for around 45mins per pub stop

9:30am – 5:00pm; we can start later, but please keep in mind that you will not be able to spend as much time enjoying beers on the ground

The half-day tour goes for the entire afternoon (but we won’t stop you if you want to go drinking in the morning)

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

Intoxication Policy

Please note that aviation laws are extremely strict in Australia. We would like you to have an amazing time. But we are not by law allowed to fly heavily intoxicated people. Keep this in consideration and try to pace yourself. Remember that this is an experience and one that you want to remember. We have never had a problem since we started running these tours [touch wood] and we have never had a customer who didn’t enjoy the experience

Purchasing your Full Day Helicopter Pub Crawl

Private Helicopter Flight – $695.00pp

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