Heli Pub Tour - Full Day

Are you ready for the pub crawl of a lifetime?

Depart Cairns and fly past Walshs Pyramid on to the first stop, The Mountain View Hotel – a classic old Queenslander pub. Cross over lush rainforest and the Crater Lakes National park to arrive at pub number two, the historic Peeramon Hotel – the oldest on the Tablelands. Our third stop takes you over Lake Tinaroo to land at Mt. Uncle Distillery – North Queensland’s first and only distillery. The Bridges Bar & Restaurant next door offers a fantastic spot for lunch and a frosty beverage. Airbone again, we’ll take you the last pub of the tour – The Billabong in Kuranda. Nestled amongst pristine tropical rainforest, it’s easy to relax on the huge timber deck overlooking the eucalyptus woodlands. The tour winds up with a return flight to Cairns, offering spectacular views of Barron Gorge and its falls.

Inclusions: 

  • 60 minute scenic flight over the Tablelands
  • Exclusive transport to 4 of the region’s finest drinking establishments
  • Return transfers from your Cairns/Northern Beaches accommodation
  • In-flight commentary from your expert pilot

Please note that food and beverages are not included in this tour. 

Tour time: approximately 5 hours  (10.00am – 3.00pm), flight time approximately 60 minutes. A half day tour is also available.

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  • Approx 5 Hours
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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.

Peeramon Hotel

Ascending for the next stop, you cross over lush rainforest and the Crater Lakes National Park. The park contains two volcanically-formed lakes around 17,000 years old. Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham, each filled purely by crystal clear rainwater. As you climb to the top of the Tablelands you soon arrive at pub number two the historical Peeramon Hotel – Queensland’s highest in terms of elevation and the oldest on the Tablelands.

Mt Uncle Distillery

Our third stop takes you over Lake Tinaroo, a man made dam completed in 1958 and used for irrigation, water supply, hydroelectricity, and recreation. After soaring over the lake, approximately 75% the size of Sydney Harbour, you land at Mt. Uncle Distillery. North Queensland’s first and only distillery, producing award winning premium spirits and liqueurs. The Bridges Bar & Restaurant next door offers a fantastic spot for lunch and a frosty beverage.

The Billabong

Airborne again, you’re soon passing over a major township formed on the merging point of the Barron River, Granite and Emerald Creeks. Mareeba, (Aboriginal meaning “meeting of the waters”) is the hub of the Tablelands and home to around 10,000+ people. You will soon touch down at the last pub, 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. The tour winds up with a return flight to Cairns, offering spectacular views of the Barron gorge and falls.