Lonely Planet Writer

You'll be flying high on this Australian pub crawl, which takes you from bar to bar by helicopter

Forget hitting all the pubs in one town, as pub crawls have just hit new heights with a new Australian tour offered by a helicopter firm. Pterodactyl Helicopters in Ipswich is offering a fun-filled trip across southeast Queensland, in which passengers can hit a range of country pubs and microbreweries in one day by helicopter.

This Australian pub crawl takes you from bar to bar in a helicopter. Image: Pterodactyl Helicopters
This Australian pub crawl takes you from bar to bar in a helicopter. Image: Pterodactyl Helicopters

The helicopter firm promises to give guests with an unforgettable sightseeing experience and drinking adventure all at once. The tour begins between in the morning, when pilot Captain Mike Jarvis picks the guests up in his Robinson R44 and they set off on their seven-hour helicopter pub crawl. He can even pick them up from home if the site is suitable, and overnight accommodation with dinner and breakfast can also be arranged, if required.

The closest pubs are 40 miles apart, so as they fly between the destinations, passengers will get an amazing view of the sights below, including the mountains of the scenic Rim region, Dickabram Bridge and the volcanic peak, Tamborine Mountain. There will also be lunch in scenic Harrisville. There are eight pubs and breweries to choose from along the way, and each has its own unique ambience. Most are over 100 years old so there is a great historical aspect to the helicopter pub crawl too.

If this tour seems right up your street, Captain Jarvis will craft a personalised itinerary for you and your friends. See here for further information.

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