Helicopter Joy Flights
We conduct scenic joy flights from 4 locations in the Marburg area located approximately half way between Brisbane and Toowoomba along the Warrego Highway only 15 minutes west of Ipswich.
Our standard helicopter landing sites are Woodlands of Marburg, Warrego Wines, The Sundowner Hotel Haigslea and The Australian Motorcycle Museum. On Most Sundays we set up our flight operations base at one of these sites (which we cycle week to week) and we conduct all joy flights to all sites from the one location. On any Sunday, we can take you on a helicopter joy flight from any of the locations listed above. It only takes a minute to fly between helicopter landing sites. Just go to reception at the joy flight location of your choice and they will look after you.
We generally operate joy flights from 10:30am to 3:30pm. If you require a helicopter joy flight outside these hours please phone and we will see what we can do.
Make your helicopter joy flight a whole day affair by enjoying the great facilities each of the landing sites has to offer. Even better, visit all four – we can do transfer joy flights between venues if you like.
Although it is best to book your joy flight you can just show up on the day at any one our landing sites below.
Warrego Wines is a modern winery near the historic township of Marburg, part of one of Queensland’s newest wine regions – The Scenic Rim. The winery provides spectacular views of the beautiful mountains nearby and a selection of some of Queensland’s finest wines. After your joy flight, sample the great wines on offer or stay for lunch.
We always have our flight operations base here on the last Sunday of the month, to coincide with the monthly Jazz lunch. These are very popular. We have lunched here many times and the food is fantastic.
Woodlands of Marburg
Overlooking the picturesque Marburg Valley just up the road from Warrego Wines, the heritage-listed two storey plantation-style mansion is nestled amongst 250 acres of sweeping grounds and rolling hills.
Woodlands of Marburg offers modern facilities amidst historic surrounds, ensuring our guests enjoy all the estate has to offer. Their boutique accommodation, dining, leisure, event venue and conference facilities are all available for you to enjoy during your visit and we can cater to every need.
Take a helicopter joy flight then stay for a coffee, have lunch, stay overnight or make a weekend of it. We did the romantic weekend package with several friends and it was just terrific. We had excellent rooms, wonderful service and great food.
The Motor Cycle Museum
This is the spot for the rev-heads on 2 wheels, or anyone interested in machinery.
The purpose built building is ideally located on 35 acres at Haigslea overlooking the valley at Haigslea and the Marburg Ranges, the Australian Motorcycle Museum houses an excellent collection of 180 motorcycles, ranging from 1922 through to current and covering a wide selection of models and brands from around the world.
Go for a helicopter joy flight, then take your time looking around the museum.
The Sundowner Hotel
This quaint country hotel offers great meals in a typical country hotel atmosphere with great views of the Marburg valley and ranges.
The hotel is located on top of the hill right on the Warrego Highway you can’t miss it. In fact you have to pass the hotel to get to the Australian Motorcycle Museum.
Right next door is the famous Sundowner Pie shop. I have to tell you these are the best pies I have ever had.
Grab a drink, eat a pie then go for a helicopter joy flight – what better way to spend the day?
Standard Joy Flights
These exciting joy rides are 5 mins duration – long enough to allow you to experience the joy of helicopter flight.
Prices for a 5-6 min joy flight are below.
|Single passenger joy flight max weight 140kg||$55 each|
|Two passengers total weight max 140kg||$55 each|
|Two passengers (Child under 5 and Adult)||$90 total|
Even though it is best to book your joy flight you can just go to the reception desk at any of the locations above and they will look after you.
All joy flights are subject to weather conditions. For your safety and flying pleasure, we don’t fly in winds over 30km per hour (15kts), when it is raining or when storms are threatening.