Pterodactyl Helicopters

Multiple Locations

Spice up your visit to Ipswich with a thrilling tour of a lifetime courtesy of an unforgettable Pterodactyl Helicopters experience. Just imagine the excitement as you lift off, with friendly Captain Mike Jarvis taking you over the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Logan and Redlands regions.

Choose from adrenaline-charged offers, such as the Helicopter River Run - a low level flight winding along the Brisbane River - or combine dining out or a trip to a winery with the Pterodactyl experience. Packages include the Wine Tour to several local boutique wineries with lunch provided, and the Country Pub Crawl where you drop in to authentic Aussie pubs to sample the beer and have some great tucker. Now, that's travelling in style!

Why not impress your partner with a romantic lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale or the historic Woodlands of Marburg? Or get a large group together for an adventure helicopter tour? With the ideal flying conditions in and around Ipswich, Pterodactyl is the perfect way to take in a birds' eye view of the historical city and its picturesque surrounds. A special time is between September and November for the purple beauty of flowering Jacarandas

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Helicopter Wine Tours

There are many excellent wineries dotted across greater Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, and Somerset Region of Queensland. Some of the best are hidden away and hard to find unless you know where to look. Why travel by car or coach – think helicopter!

Getting there is half the fun!

They have hand-picked some of the region’s best boutique wineries to show you by helicopter. Their experienced pilots will fly you in comfort while you sit back in the helicopter, relax and enjoy breathtaking views matched by premium quality wines served by the region’s finest wine-makers. Lunch will be provided and you can select a bottle of wine from each winery to take home.

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$740 $1195
Country Pub Crawl by Helicopter

Their wine tours by helicopter are a real hoot, but what if you don't like wine? Try a tour of three to five of the best country pubs in the region stopping for a beer at each pub and a great pub lunch at one. Pubs include: Sundowner Saloon, Dugandan Hotel, Royal Hotel Harrisville, Mulgowie Hotel, Peak Pub and Porters Plainland Tavern. They only choose great pubs and each trip's selection of pubs will be a surprise!

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$940 $940
Flying Food Safari

Food, wine, beer the staple of Australian life. Being able to put the right beverage with a particular meal is a fine art and when you get it right it’s simply magic. In this region they are not starved for choice when it comes to great food, interesting wines and out of the ordinary beers.

Now imagine if you could sample a range of different food experiences, expertly matched with the right wine or beer all in one day! To top it off, everything is produced locally from local farms, boutique wineries and breweries. These interesting places are spread out, so using traditional transport would limit you to only one or two. How cool would it be to do six in the same day?

Impossible by car, but not by helicopter.

Each location is special and the trip between venues features view of undulating plains, lakes and the beautiful mountains of the greater Brisbane region.

Indicative rates

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$1350 $1350

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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain.

Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
It's not often you get an unspoiled natural wonderland in the heart of a city but Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve in Ipswich Central is an idyllic environmental gem. Once you descend the walking tracks amid huge native trees, you completely forget that you're just a few minutes away from the city's main streets.
Located 20 minutes drive from the Ipswich City, the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate covers over 2,200 hectares. The conservation estate supports extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, Mt Blaine, Mt Catherine and Mt Goolman.
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Located only 6 kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District, the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve is an oasis in the suburbs and home to many water birds that live in and around the Quarry Pond.

Purga Nature Reserve

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
For a unique nature walk just 15 minutes from Ipswich, Purga Nature Reserve is a peaceful getaway. It has the largest remnant of Swamp Tea Tree protected in Australia, and there are short, self-guided walks amid the ghostly, ashen trees that are truly spectacular.

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

Chuwar, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
A wonderful way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors in Ipswich is at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve. The crossing is a low-lying bridge that crosses the Brisbane River in the suburb of Chuwar, and this long-time favourite with locals and visitors has all you need for a relaxing day out for all ages.

Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve

Blackstone, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
From culture-rich mining heritage to adrenalin-fuelled downhill mountain biking, Castle Hill is a unique place and offers an experience unlike anything else in the region. With over 15 International Mountain Biking Association rated mountain bike trails ranging from easy to very difficult, Castle Hill is suitable for riders of all abilities and is cemented as an iconic riding destination in Ipswich.

Greater Springfield

Springfield, Ipswich Area
Locals in nearby Brisbane know that Greater Springfield in Ipswich has much to offer, and visitors would do well to check out its numerous drawcards. Tee off on the ‘must play’ Greg Norman-designed golf course at Brookwater Golf and Country Club;

Ipswich

Ipswich Area
Ipswich as a tourist destination has much to offer visitors who want to savour a rich heritage and cultural activities, have some adrenalin-charged adventure, bask in the great outdoors or attend some of Queensland’s biggest events.
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