So, you’re coming to the gorgeous McLaren Vale and staying at The Vineyard. You’ve got all sorts of wonderful days planned but you just want to kick it up that extra notch.
Book a helicopter to land directly on our helipad and whisk you off for a scenic flight. Heli-hop some of The Vale’s cellar doors. Perhaps end your flight being delivered to your lunch destination in superb style.
These flyboys also have exclusive access to a private beach down the peninsula and can drop you in with an ice bucket and bubbles…. perfect for…well, anything really!
Your pilot, Paul Beck, and his immaculate Bell Helicopter, is able to take 2 passengers at a time – an experience you will treasure for years to come.
There is also a nifty Robinson 44 which can take 3 passengers.
30 min Scenic Flight
Witness the stunning beauty of the McLaren Vale wine region from above. This 30 minute flight takes in the scalloped coastline showcasing colourful cliffs formed over millions of years, white sandy beaches and pristine waters of Gulf St Vincent, the vast patchwork of vineyards and the stunning Onkapringa Gorge.
Price: $310 per person (min 2 guests)
30 min Scenic Flight + Lunch at The Currant Shed
Add an extra special experience to the scenic flight as described above by landing at Shottesbrooke Winery for a complimentary wine tasting before wandering through the gum trees and vineyards to where a simply delicious 6 course “feed me” menu with paired wines at the award winning Currant Shed restaurant awaits you. Relax and let time slow down as the fantastic staff take great care of you.
Price: $520 per person (min 2 guests)
50 min return flight + Lunch in Langhorne Creek wine region
To the south of McLaren Vale, on the shores of Lake Alexandrina lies Langhorne Creek. Every winter, using a system of channels and dykes the vineyards of this tiny village are flooded, supplying the vines all the water they require for the whole year. Lake Breeze Winery is renowned for their Bernoota Shiraz/Cabernet and this is your lunch destination. This fabulous experience includes an aerial tour of McLaren Vale’s patchwork landscape, stunning coastline, a zip along the vast Lake Alexandrina as well as a full tasting experience and lunch at the Lake Breeze restaurant.
Price: $820 per person (min 2 guests)
30min - 8 hours
From $310per person (min 2)
From The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
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