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Darwin Has A Helicopter Pub Crawl That Looks Absolutely Incredible

Stewart Perrie


Darwin Has A Helicopter Pub Crawl That Looks Absolutely Incredible

Pub crawls have been a thing ever since there were enough establishments close enough to make the trip fun.

While there are all sorts of pub crawls all over the world that hop from one venue to the other via two legs, two wheels or four wheels, few come close to what you can get in Darwin.

The Top End has a helicopter pub crawl that is absolutely outrageous.

Through Airborne Solutions' deal, you can jump on a whirlybird at 9:30 in the morning and tour through five different pubs for seven hours.



Some of these venues are out in the sticks, where you can whet your whistle with a cold one or two; while other pubs on the list are truly out of this world.

The pub at Goat Island is run by a bloke who aptly calls himself King Kai and he's operated it for nearly two decades. You can only get to the island via helicopter or boat and the establishment is right on the river.

King Kai is a bit of a cowboy and the best way to describe him is the Tiger King of the Top End but without the arch nemesis or the problematic animal abuse allegations.


When you move ono the next pub at Crab Claw Island, your helicopter pilot will land you literally right on the shoreline and you get to walk out like you're an A-list celebrity.

If you want to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, there's one thing you need to know.

Credit: Tripadvisor
Credit: Tripadvisor

Usually you'll try to saddle yourself up with some roadies when you're on a traditional pub crawl.


But when you're being transported by helicopter, you need airies. The pubs all have bottle shops attached or the option to takeaway a tinny or two so you can get drunk and high at the same time.

While tossing back a few beers is all well and good, the pub crawl also gives you an incredible perspective of Darwin and its surrounds.

If you're lucky, you'll get to see some crocs, brumbies, pigs, turtles and buffalo with a bird's eye view in between each pub.

Your pilot will also be able to give you loads of information on the city and anything else you're interested in.


If you're looking for the ultimate pub crawl, buck's or hen's party or you just want to get smashed while flying over Darwin, this it honestly incredible.

Featured Image Credit: Supplied

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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