Gold Coast Helitours
Gold Coast Helitours
4.5

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mrpres461
Brisbane, Australia100 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had booked a package deal with Jetboat Xtreme. Were dropped off directly at the helicopter dock and met by the ground staff. They are accustomed to people getting off the boats very wet and have towels ready for drying as well as bathroom for changing- you should bring a change of dry clothes!

The check in process is easy- they will weigh people to determine who sits where for balance. There is a safety video which is easy to follow. Then it is time for the flight. No photos are allowed once leaving the building and getting inside the helicopter. The ground staff will help take a couple of photos, which you then can choose to buy.

Our helicopter was small just for four people. We had two pilots, as it seemed one of them was under instruction. He was very friendly. His instructor- much less so! Although his constant sarcastic scolding of the learner pilot was almost amusing. Everybody wears headphones so we heard the entire conversations.

There were no issues at all in the flight itself. The flight path followed as advertised and it’s possible to get a great view of all the sights from Southport to Broadbeach, and Surfers Paradise in between. The learner pilot was giving us lots of trivia about the various landmarks and points of interest as we flew around. The good thing about a small helicopter was we both had our own window, and also could quite easily see out the other side.

We came into land and the ground staff took us back inside while the two pilots stayed inside to do their debriefing (I think the mentor pilot was going to keep scolding the learner).
We did buy a photo because otherwise we wouldn’t have had any showing us with the helicopter. Would fly with them again if another chance comes! :-)
Written 22 February 2023
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Winifred108
Rotorua, New Zealand6 contributions
Aug 2022
Fantastic scenic flight today. Jayden and the team really looked after us with wheel chair access and help into the helicopter. Loved the experience. Awesome memories. Thank you.
Written 14 August 2022
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Tracy J
1 contribution
June 2022
That was so cool! Thanks guys. We loved our 45 min flight (which goes as far south as Tweed Head, also taking in Fingal Head). We booked the 45 min tour because I read reviews that other people wished they'd booked a longer flight. Our pilot had to fly a little further south out of controlled airspace around the GC Airport - it was so interesting to hear the instructions of air traffic control to the airline pilots and our own pilot - Copy Kilo India LOL. The GC truly is a beautiful sight to see from up high. Highly recommend! I also learned that the Gold Coast city council is trying to shut down this business which is diabolical - this is a 30 year old business, and I think they run a slick operation - so I hope they can continue.
Written 2 June 2022
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Scott1907
Gold Coast, Australia10 contributions
Jan 2021
Definitely the best way to see the Gold Coast and its magnificent waterways, skyline and beaches! As Gold Coast locals we were amazed by the views from above. By all means bring your camera, but don't let it distract you from taking in everything you can see while flying. A really professional operation, the team looked after us every step of the experience.
Written 24 January 2021
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Daisy3131
Melbourne11 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
I booked for my husbands 40th and it was a fantastic afternoon! The food was awesome! The staff and pilot were fantastic! Thank you for making my husbands 40th a memorable day!
Written 16 January 2021
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Kylie C
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great way to see the coast. Spencer the pilot was great happy to answer any questions we had and very knowledgeable. Amazing set up
Written 11 October 2020
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Nocky-1961
Margaret River, Australia362 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic, we did a 10 minute flight and were fortunate enough to get the smaller chopper so only me and friend went on the flight, pilot was great and very knowledgeable of the area, there is a cheaper 5 minute option but I would recommend at least 10, definitely worth the money, Queensland fires were happening when we went so pictures a little hazy
Written 18 February 2020
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Quentin C
Redbank Plains, Australia13 contributions
Dec 2019
My wife and I walked in without a booking, staff accommodated us and got us in with a group. We were in the air within around half hour. 10 min flight seemed to go pretty quickly but the view was great. Would recommend packaging with some of the other activities available from the Marina Mirage.
Written 1 January 2020
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David H
Brisbane Region, Australia11 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Most people don’t get to experience riding in a helicopter, however if you are thinking of doing it I can recommend helitours as a great option. We combined it with a jetboat tour which was lots of fun and even better when they gave us a discount for buying both experiences.
Written 29 December 2019
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trent690
Katoomba, Australia49 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was promised to go up as just me and my wife to then get put into a group, disappointing. And no notice until it was time to go, other then that pilot was great and friendly.
Written 27 November 2019
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