A Helicopter Pub Tour?? Yes, we’re serious!!
The focus of this unique tour is real Aussie pubs in out-of-the-way places, combined with a boutique winery and restaurant in the world-famous Hunter Valley. Trip includes your very own Sydney Helicopters tour host for the day.
An incredible helicopter flight with pilot and passenger interaction including informed commentary en route. Local beer/wine at two pubs and lunch at Esca Bimbadgen.
Approx 7 hours
10:30 Arrive at Penrith Lakes Helipad. Meet your Sydney Helicopters Tour Hosts.
10:45 Time to board! Once airborne we track via the site of the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches. At Mona Vale we set course for Wollombi for a mid-day drink.
11:50 Touch down at Wollombi Tavern on the old stage-coach route. Sample some of the infamous “Dr. Jurd’s Jungle Juice” before relaxing with one of the best local wines or beers. This is a real Australian country pub in a town steeped in history.
12:50 Back in the air, our next leg takes us to the Pokolbin Vineyard Region in the heart of the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting and lunch.
13:10 Arrive at either the Hunter Resort Country Estate or Bimbadgen Winery set amongst picturesque Hunter Valley vineyards. Both establishments will provide you with a sumptuous lunch during which your food will be married to a selection of the Estate’s own fine wines, then sit back and relax in the sun-filled courtyard, take a winery tour, or visit the cellar door for a tasting. Great service, great food, great wine.
15:30 After lunch, we set off for the Macdonald/Hawkesbury River area to visit ‘The Settlers Arms Inn’, at St.Albans, which dates back to 1836.
16:00 Arrive St. Albans. A truly beautiful place to spend an afternoon hour, with old sandstone walls, wooden floors, low ceiling beams and most importantly, it has been the home of many a comfortable drinking session over the past 150 years.
17:00 Depart for Sydney, inland over the leafy Northern suburbs arriving by 17:30
Departure from Mascot (Sydney Airport) is an available option. Please enquire for pricings.
Times are approximate and a delayed departure may be possible during daylight savings if arranged prior.
Available 7 Days a week. Minimum passenger numbers apply.
Prices are based on an average passenger weight of 80KG per person, above average weights may affect the quoted price.