This newspaper ran a story about the arrival of Rainbow Beach Helicopters – ‘the ultimate adventure’ when they first arrived in Rainbow Beach.
Last month marked their fifth anniversary of operation here and it has certainly been their biggest test to date.
During Covid, owners Glen and Diana Cruikshank, had to close down the operation completely and, due to restrictions, the festivals they rely on and flew for were all shut down for the year.
They knew they weren’t different to the other tourist companies who operate in tourist regions, and they had to just sit tight, do maintenance and hope they could get back to work soon.
Fast forward to today and they have never been busier with some days running 14 rides which is a gruelling schedule, but they are grateful for the business.
They describe the tourists now as different to pre covid.
“There are a lot of people who would normally be in Fiji, America, Hawaii and New Zealand.
“They are different to our regular visitors that come each year. We have attracted a whole new market of people who would never have tried a regional beach side holiday.
“These people have loved it so much they are telling their family and friends and are looking forward to coming back again!!! They have found a hidden gem!”
Glen and Diana offer and encourage a ‘No Doors’ experience which is exhilarating and everyone gets the best view!
“Our visitors see so much more than they bargain for, not only the spectacular colourful scenery but the marine life is unique such as dugongs, whales, sting rays, dolphins, turtles, schools of bait fish, sharks – this place is truly standalone, a world class destination.”
They also provide charters, special getaway packages and transfers to/from Maroochydore Airport, Fraser Island Resorts, Gympie and Hervey Bay.
To book your flight or buy a gift voucher for someone special for Christmas call Glen and Diana on 0448 883 442 or go to their website: rainbowbeachhelicopters.com.au