Fun Day out at the Vineyards; A Helicopter Flight to Scenic Rim Wineries Was a Day of Delight for Sarah Harvey

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TRAVELLING to the Barossa Valley is a dream for most, but when you have the Somerset and Scenic Rim wineries at your doorstep, that dream can come to life in your backyard.

Opportunities abound a a gorgeous romantic getaway, a beautiful way to propose or, in my case, a fun day out with one of my closest friends.

From the moment we were whisked away in a very spacious helicopter, we were treated as VIPs.

We went on a 10-minute joyride over our city. From above you can truly appreciate the rare and precious view of Ipswich, with its vast green spaces.

Pterodactyl Helicopters pilot Mike Jarvis was sure to show off all those tourist attractions from an angle we've not been privy to before. While taking in the green terrain we were given detailed insights into what we were flying over.

Our first stop was a charming little winery, Paradine Estate Winery, where the welcoming area was a converted barn. The corrugated iron walls and large open wooden doors and finishes were a welcome change from the concrete jungle which is our everyday world. …