Chances are you’ve been on a pub crawl or two — and by now you know the drill. It’s the mission of you and your friends to throw back beers and drunkenly walk from bar to bar on a predetermined list of stops.
It’s always a good time and the memories, or perhaps lack thereof, make it worthwhile.
But if you’re tired of the same old pub crawl or you’re just looking for an epic manventure (man + adventure … see what I did there?) to take with your buddies, Australia’s Sydney Helicopters has the solution.
Operating for the past 25 years out of a heliport near Sydney, Sydney Helicopters has been the go to helicopter company for everything from aerial filming to city sightseeing tours. You, however, will want to pay them a visit for one thing and one thing only, their heli pub tours.
That’s right, instead of walking from bar to bar, you’ll jump in a chopper for a seven-hour long day of pub hopping and epic Australian sightseeing.
To make it even better, there are three different tours to choose from. The first will take you north through the Hunter Valley, the second will take you west through the Blue Mountains, and the third will take you south through the Southern Highlands. All tours will bring you to real, “out of the way” Aussie pubs and each tour will either begin or end with a spin over the famous Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Stops include places like The Settlers Arms Inn, which has been pouring drinks for the past 177 years, Bimbadgen Winery, where you’ll touch down for a wine tasting, vineyard tour and lunch, and Wollombi Tavern, where you’ll sample the infamous Dr. Jurd’s Jungle Juice then relax with a beer.
Count me in!
The cost: $995 per person.
Photo Credit: Photos courtesy of Sydney Helicopters