Awesome Brisbane, as seen from a Helicopter!

Written By: Gauranga Magriplis

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Brisbane; it's not often considered the most happening place. It might not be seen as jam packed with things to do, particularly if you are a local. So that’s where AirShare comes in! We are the home of scenic flight adventures in helicopters and light aircraft not just in Brisbane but right around Australia! With the added bonus of ridesharing, so you only pay for the seat you sit in!

Mt Coot-tha Helicopter Tour

An attraction in its own right, people flock here to visit the planetarium, botanical gardens (The biggest in the southern hemisphere) and to bicycle or drive to the peak of the mountain and enjoy the fantastic views of Brisbane and the surroundings. It is for this reason we offer our cheapest Brisbane scenic helicopter ride; The Mt. Coot-tha helicopter tour at just $69 pp. This is very popular with backpackers and tourists on a budget. It gives the perfect introduction to scenic flights.

On this scenic tour you will be taken by helicopter from Archerfield Airport to Mt. Coot-tha. You will see the winding Brisbane river, gorgeous views of the CBD, the major stadiums around Brisbane and the rolling hinterlands out to the West. There is a lot to take in! For the entire flight you will remain below 2000ft high enough to give you amazing views in all directions but low enough that you can still see people and cars. Once you arrive at Mt. Coot-tha your pilot will keep the helicopter still for a moment so you can take in the view and get the perfect shot before returning to Archerfield and landing on the helipad.

Brisbane City Scenic Helicopter Flight

The third largest City in Australia, home to 3.5 million people, one of the most liveable places on planet Earth and my personal favourite. There are plenty of vantage points around to admire the CBD. Mt. Coot-tha as before mentioned, Mt. Gravatt lookout, Kangaroo Point, Southbank or perhaps the window from your 81st storey hotel room. While these are all awesome. None of them are quite as good or as invigorating as sitting on a helicopter tour of the city.

Helicopter tours of Brisbane CBD are the most popular scenic flight we offer is Brisbane. Departing Archerfield airport by helicopter you will be taken straight to the Brisbane CBD at 1000ft. At this height you are barely above the tallest building in the city. You can easily see people in office building and sometimes get a wave out of them. The helicopter will take you on a few laps of the city as you get close and personal with the views. The highlights are easily Southbank, The Storey Bridge, The Sky Tower and 1 William Street which are absolute monolithic structures. Your pilot will provide you with a little bit of commentary and hold the chopper in one spot while you snap some photos. All before landing back at Archerfield Airport! The only thing that can makes this flight any better is going on it at sunset when the sky is full of incredible colours.

Moreton Island Helicopter Ride

This is one of our more premium products, popular with business people and couples looking for a romantic luxury flying experience.
Moreton Island is the Jewel of Brisbane, 95% national park, bounded by gorgeous beaches it is an incredibly popular destination with tourists and locals. Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world. To the west of the island is the Moreton Bay, the east coast of Australia and between that is fairly shallow waters which appear as an incredible aqua blue.

This flying experience like most of our Brisbane ones starts at Archerfield Airport.  You will depart and fly towards the East, once reaching the coastline you will cross the gorgeous aqua waters and arrive over the top of the white sandy beaches of Moreton Island. At this point the pilot will take there helicopter down to 500ft where you will have an amazing close up view of the beach, nature and the resort on the island. When going on this scenic flight you are almost always going to spot some sea life. Depending on the time of year it might be whales, dolphins or schools of fish. I guarantee this flight will excite you and make you fall in love with the area!

Brisbane Winery Flying Experience

This is a scenic flight that is another premium product, that offers something very different and special.
It’s a little known fact that the Brisbane and Southeast Queensland region is actually a good wine making region. There are various wineries dotted around the region, all putting our great premium products.

On this helicopter ride you will be taken from Archerfield treated like a celebrity for the day and dropped off at the Sirromet winery for lunch. Along the way you will see Mt. Cotton, the east coast of Brisbane and on a very clear day from the cruising altitude of the helicopter you can see the Brisbane CBD on one side and Gold Coast CBD on the other. It really gives you a kick when you can see two cities from the windows of one aircraft. Once you have finished lunch you will climb back on the helicopter the delivered back to Archerfield airport.

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