Heli Pub Tour - Half Day

Does the sound of birds’-eye views of the Tablelands while being flown from pub to pub pique your interest? Then we’ve got the ultimate afternoon planned just for you.

On our half-day Heli Pub Tour, take in the stunning sights of Walshs’ Pyramid, Copperlode Dam and Barron Gorge as your expert pilot flies you to two classic FNQ watering holes. Leaving Cairns and running for 3.5 hours, this epic tour is not to be missed.

Minimum 4 people required, maximum 6-10 depending on helicopter availability. Get a group of 6 people together and you’ll receive discounted mates rates!

Tour time: approximately 3.5 hours  (11:00am – 2:30pm), flight time approximately 30 minutes.

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  • Approx 3.5 Hours
  • * Minimum 4

The Mountain View Hotel

Depart Cairns and head south past Walshs Pyramid, a distinct peak with a pyramidal appearance and on to the first stop, The Mountain View Hotel – a classic old Queenslander pub located on the Gillies highway at the start of the range.

The Billabong

Airborne again, you’re soon flying over the top of the impressive Gillies Range and past Copperlode Dam – an oasis of freshwater and rainwater. You will soon touch down at the pub number two, The Billabong in Kuranda. Nestled amongst pristine tropical rainforest, its easy to relax on the huge timber deck overlooking the water with a unique view of the eucalypt woodlands.

Barron Gorge

Hop back in the chopper for your flight back to Cairns, where you will enjoy spectacular views of Barron Gorge and its tumbling falls along the way. The fun doesn’t stop here – we’ll take you to one last pub in Cairns City to wrap up your tour.