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Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper

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    What to Expect
    We Aussies have always had our priorities straight. In country towns across this wide brown land, one of the oldest buildings will almost certainly be the pub. As I said – priorities. In many places the pub will have been preceded only by the railway (thereby enabling us to get to the pub in the first place) and the bank (providing us with funds to buy the next round).

    And who doesn’t love a good country watering hole? Once the sacred preserve of the sun-scorched, working-class man, today’s pub must appeal to a much broader range of punters in order to survive. Generally there’ll be good quality tucker (quite posh nosh in the case of the trendy gastro-pub), possibly boutique or craft beers, family events, live entertainment and let’s not forget good old-fashioned hospitality. What’s not to love?

    So who wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to join a country pub crawl through the incredibly picturesque Scenic Rim, Ipswich and Lockyer Valley regions west of Brisbane – let alone a country pub crawl by helicopter. Excuse me? Yep, you read that right. A pub crawl by chopper.

    The day involves paying a flying visit (literally) to around five country pubs with Ipswich-based Pterodactyl Helicopters. A pint at each pub and a delicious lunch are included, but it should be noted here that this is not an opportunity to get merry at 5,000 feet. Safety is paramount and there’s a limit of one beer per venue. It’s more about the experience.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Brisbane CBD Hotels
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Private tour
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Subject to weight restrictions and local weather conditions. Flights will be cancelled if the weather conditions are not conducive to a safe flight.
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    For the last day of our visit to Oz we were looking for something differnet to do. Following a link from the Visit Brisbane website we found Pterodactyl Helicopters. Once we saw the pub crawl trip and its itinerary we booked and were not disappointed. The whole day was
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    Response from CaptainMike2014, Chief Pilot at Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper
    Responded Jan. 15, 2019
    Just one of the many experiences we can deliver to anyone visiting from overseas and locals alike. One of the best way to see what real Australia is like is a pub crawl and spending time with the locals at their own watering hole. Captain Mike
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    Pterodactyl Helicopters was professional and thoughtful right from my first contact with Captain Mike. He helped me organize a fantastic 50th birthday surprise that we will fondly remember for many years to come. The 3 helicopters were well maintained, the pilots exceptional,
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    Response from Mike J, Chief Pilot at Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper
    Responded Nov. 3, 2018
    Thanks, we really appreciate your kind words. Looks like a great time was had by all. You would think we would get used to this kind of thing but every trip is a new adventure for us as well. I am so pleased this is one of those “remembered when” experiences. Captain Mike
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    This has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. Paul picked us up from home and flew us out to mulgowie pub for a few beers and lunch. Then we flew out to peak Crossing for another drink. Paul went above and beyond what we expected. Flying over our own backyard was
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    Response from Mike J, Chief Pilot at Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper
    Responded Jul. 28, 2018
    We are all over the moon you and your mum enjoyed the day. There is nothing better than a big smile and we certainly got that from you guys, thanks for allowing us to play a small part in your big day. Captain Mike and Paul.
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    After dreaming about a flight with Pterodactyl Helicopters for some time that dream finally became reality recently when my friends and I got to experience the Australian Country Pub Crawl by chopper. We were fortunate enough to have Capt. Mike as our pilot and from the moment
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    Response from CaptainMike2014, Chief Pilot at Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper
    Responded Jun. 9, 2018
    We are all so pleased you enjoyed your day. Even better when you enjoyed it as much as I( enjoyed spending the day with you. Captain Mike
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    My children gave me this wonderful present for my birthday and I asked a close family friend Terry to join me. It transpired that Terry had assisted in the electricity connections years ago and knew every pub and of course history. So we had a ball and our pilot Damien
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    Response from CaptainMike2014, General Manager at Australian Country Pub Crawl in a chopper
    Responded Jan. 26, 2018
    Mate, You and your mad mate Terry, what a fun pair tp take on a pub crawl. This may come as a surprise but we enjoy these tours as much as you do. Damo still talks about you. Captain Mike
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