Forget Dinner and a Show…
…instead try lunch and a display of natural beauty that will leave you on a high, literally. If you are looking for the perfect day out to melt your troubles away and give you a much-needed chance of scenery, a Southern Highland Vineyard Helicopter Tour might be just what the doctor ordered.
Pterodactyl Helicopters only added this daytrip to their menu of aviation delicacies a few months ago and it has proven to be nothing short of a smash hit. We don’t mean to flatter ourselves, but it seems that our combination of exciting airborne adventure and relaxing gourmet lunch makes for the ideal mini-mini-break for Sydneysiders with a taste for the finer things.
When you book our vineyard tour, your day begins with a 50-minute helicopter journey departing from Bankstown airport.
But…how deep into the Southern Highlands are they intending to take us, we hear you ask.
Fair enough question – and we have to best possible answer:
Pterodactyl Helicopters’ friendly pilot has no intention of heading straight out of town; before we whisk you away to the serenity of the Southern Highlands, you will be treated to a full tour of the best vistas Sydney has to offer.
Nothing sets the tone for a great day out like soaring high above the harbour, waving to the Harbour Bridge climbers and admiring the opera house from a whole new perspective. As we move on, you will enjoy the incredible panorama that is the Sydney skyline before we head off towards the coastline. Along the way Pterodactyl Helicopters takes you over Bondi and Cronulla beach, until we finally strike out for the Southern Highlands from about Sea Cliff Bridge.
Our lunch destination is Bendooley Estate, a lush vineyard nestled into the scenic Southern Highlands. Bendooley Estate is famed for its boutique vines and a kitchen favouring locally grown and farmed produce – if you are yearning for freshness, this location will deliver all meanings of the word.
The Southern Highland Vineyard Helicopter Lunch Tour caters three hours for your stop over at Bendooley; plenty of time to enjoy a delectable three-course lunch, your complementary bottle of Bendooley Estate wine, a leisurely stroll through the vineyard and – the cherry on top of your Sunday or Tuesday or any day, really – a cellar door wine tasting.
Once you are deeply relaxed, it is time to enjoy your flight home in the airconditioned comfort of your private helicopter; the way home takes about half an hour, taking the scenic route over Picton and Camden.
We guarantee, by the time you exit your chopper at Bankstown, you will feel like a million bucks and ready to take on anything – it’s really quite spectacular how invigorating a little break in routine can be.
If you hear the call of the Southern Highlands, contact Pterodactyl Helicopters today and get ready for a day out to remember. We look forward to flying you soon!