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Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!

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    Stop At: Helitours North Queensland, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    Are you ready for the pub crawl of a lifetime? Departing Cairns Airport, you'll take to the skies to arrive in absolute style at two of the most scenic watering holes in the Atherton Tablelands. Start your epic afternoon out with stunning birds'-eye views of Cairns City as you fly towards Walshs Pyramid, the highest freestanding natural pyramid in the world.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mountain View Hotel, 864 Gillies Hwy, Little Mulgrave QLD 4865, Australia

    The first stop of the day is the Mountain View Hotel, a quintessential country pub situated on Gillies Highway at the start of the range. This classic Queenslander pub will have you feeling relaxed as you spend an hour sipping a cold one (or two!) on their riverside deck.

    Up next, it's time to hop back in the chopper where your expert pilot will fly you up and across the impressive Gillies Range before soaring over the stunning Lake Eachem (full-day tour) or Copperlode Dam (half-day tour).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Peeramon Hotel, Peeramon Rd, Peeramon QLD 4885, Australia

    FULL DAY TOUR ONLY. Soar over the Gillies Range to land next to the historic Peeramon Hotel. The countryside views, pool tables and fully stocked bar will keep you entertained for an hour or so before you hop back in the chopper for the next stop of the day.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Billabong, Kuranda, 186 Mount Haren Rd, Kuranda QLD 4881, Australia

    You'll want to have your cameras ready for an exhilarating landing at pub number two, The Billabong in Kuranda. Nestled amongst pristine tropical rainforest, it'll be hard to leave the expansive timber deck overlooking the water and eucalyptus woodlands.

    After some delicious food and drinks, strap yourself in again and feel on cloud nine as you pass over the breathtaking Barron Gorge and its tumbling waterfalls on your way back to Cairns. End the tour with VIP car transfers to your choice of Cairns' finest drinking establishments. Bottoms up!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mt. Uncle Distillery, 1819 Chewko Road, Walkamin, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    FULL DAY TOUR ONLY. Your next stop on the full-day tour sees you flying over Lake Tinaroo, approximately 75% the size of Sydney Harbour, to land at Mt. Uncle Distillery. Enjoy a guided tour of North Queensland’s first and only distillery, producing award-winning premium spirits and liqueurs, before sampling their delicious drinks. The Bridges Bar & Restaurant next door offers a fantastic spot for lunch.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairns Airport - General Aviation Terminal, Royal Flying Doctor St, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel transfers included for all Cairns City and Northern Beaches accomodation. Pick-up available from Palm Cove at $20 per person additional cost. Pick-up available from Port Douglas at $70 per person additional cost.

    Airports

    • Cairns Airport, Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queensland 4870 Australia


    Ports
    Cairns Seaport, Yorkeys Knob
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel transfers within Cairns and Northern Beaches
    • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch - (available to purchase)
    • Hotel transfers from Palm Cove ($20 per person) and Port Douglas ($70 per person)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, all passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variance greater than 10% may incur 100% cancellation fee.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Helicopter ride over the exquisite scenery of far north Queensland? Very good. Beer? Very good. Beers with friends in a helicopter flying over far north Queensland? The best. This was truly a great way to spend a day. Matt our pilot was great, funny, and we felt safe the whole
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, General Manager at Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!
    Responded 15 Jun 2019
    Hearing our guests enjoyed their experience with us? Nothing better! :) Thanks very much for your feedback, Tom. Hope to see you on a Heli Pub Tour again soon - with double the helicopters next time! Kind regards, Matt & the Heli Tours team
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    There is no better way to spend a day then sipping Champagne whilst flying over some of the best sights in FNQ in the company of friends! The pubs are great, and places you wouldn't otherwise go to. The scenery is incredible. And BYO on the helicopter - doesn’t get any better!
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, General Manager at Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!
    Responded 27 May 2019
    Hi Taissa, thank you for your kind words and description of our Heli Pub Tour. Glad you enjoyed some "airies" on your day out! Hope to see you in the air again soon. Warm wishes, Heli Tours NQ
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    100% the best pub crawl I've ever been on! Great pubs, an awesome crew and an even better ride. Couldn't think of a better day out in FNQ.
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, General Manager at Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!
    Responded 27 May 2019
    Hello, thank you for your feedback. Fantastic to hear you had such a good time! Come back and fly with us soon. Kind regards, Heli Tours NQ
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    I’ve lived in Cairns for a year now- this is by far my favourite tourist-y activity I’ve done! The helicopter tour gave us incredible views over Baron gorge, the ranges and the reef. The two pilots were excellent. It was such a unique experience- if you have the time, I would
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, General Manager at Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!
    Responded 20 May 2019
    Hello, thank you so much for your review. We are chuffed to hear that this has been your favourite Cairns experience! Our pilots have thousands of hours flying experience and truly enjoy showcasing the best of this region. I will pass on your comments! We hope to see you in the air with us again soon. Kind regards, Helitours NQ
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    An amazing and memorable experience. A fantastic pub crawl like no other! Easily the best and most picturesque way to see how beautiful Cairns and the tablelands actually are.
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    Response from HelitoursNQ, General Manager at Helicopter Pub Tour: The Ultimate Day Out!
    Responded 20 May 2019
    Hello Brendan, thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear you liked this tour as much as we do. Come back and fly with us again soon! Kind regards, Helitours NQ
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