Peaks, parks and pubs. That’s the short (or is it the “pot” sized) story of Heli North Queensland’s new five-hour tour that takes guests from Cairns to the Atherton Tableland on a breathtaking chopper crawl to some of the finest taprooms in the tropics.
Tastings start at The Mountain View Hotel, a classic old Queenslander pub located on the Gillies highway, followed by a stop at the Peeramon Hotel, the state’s highest pub on the shores of Lake Barrine and then Mt Uncle Distillery, an award-winning gin distillery in the middle of a banana plantation. The final watering hole is the aptly named ‘The Billabong’ in Kuranda, which overlooks a lagoon and Eucalypt woodlands. Between pit stop pot stops, guests cross lush rainforests, volcanic lakes and the Barron Gorge and Falls.
Tours cost $799 per person (minimum four passengers) or a sole charter for $3995 and take five including 60 minutes of flying time.
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