Premium wines, gourmet food, luxury private travel- the greatest Australian escape
for high-flying wine connoisseurs

Fly from Sydney direct to cool climate wine country near the national capital, Canberra.
Shaw Escapes offers the ultimate day of indulgence for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

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The ultimate day of indulgence

Take to the air and elevate your weekend with a good dash of luxury as you and five friends embark on a truly splendid day out – memorable for all the right reasons.

take off in style

Your day begins in Sydney where you will board your own private aircraft for your exclusive flight direct to Canberra.

soar over the vineyards

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your helicopter pilot for a touch of adventure with a scenic flight over Canberra and the sites of the national capital. Fly along the charming Murrumbidgee River for your final destination – the picturesque world-class winery, Shaw Wines, a family-owned and operated vineyard located in Murrumbateman NSW.

savour award-winning wines

Here, true wine and food seekers will really delight. Shaw’s attentive and knowledgeable staff will guide you through a seated wine tasting of Shaw’s Estate Range Wines in the upstairs tasting area – this is your chance to get the goods on wine making in the region.

the chef and the winemaker

After savouring the range of Estate wines in the upstairs tasting room, you will then head down to the private cellar of Shaw’s award-winning cellar door. Here you will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch experience with your choice of Shaw’s Reserve range of wines. Indulge in fresh seasonal foods sourced from the local region.

unwind in the private cellar

The day is yours – wine lovers can really engage with the winemaker or the head of the cellar door, or your group may prefer to be left alone. Enjoy the wine, the food, the company, safe in the knowledge that your helicopter pilot is waiting for you for your return flight to Canberra Airport, then your return flight to Sydney

take off in style

Your day begins in Sydney where you will meet your own private aircraft for your exclusive flight direct to Canberra.

soar over
the vineyards

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your helicopter pilot for a touch of adventure with a scenic flight over Canberra and the sites of the national capital. Fly along the charming Murrumbidgee River for your final destination – the picturesque world-class winery, Shaw Wines, a family-owned and operated vineyard located in Murrumbateman NSW.

savour award-winning wines

Here, true wine and food seekers will really delight. Shaw’s attentive and knowledgeable staff will guide you through a seated wine tasting of Shaw’s Estate Range Wines in the upstairs tasting area – this is your chance to get the goods on wine making in the region.

the chef and the winemaker

After savouring the range of Estate wines in the upstairs tasting room, you will then head down to the private cellar of Shaw’s award-winning cellar door. Here you will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch experience with your choice of Shaw’s Reserve range of wines. Indulge in fresh seasonal foods sourced from the local region.

unwind in the private cellar

The day is yours – wine lovers can really engage with the winemaker or the head of the cellar door, or your group may prefer to be left alone. Enjoy the wine, the food, the company, safe in the knowledge that your helicopter pilot is waiting for you for your return flight to Canberra Airport, then your return flight to Sydney

experience inclusions

Your Shaw Escape includes

Your Shaw Escape includes the following:

full day experience

Full day itinerary for six people – guests must be aged 18 years and over for wine tasting.

Return Flights

Return flights from Bankstown Airport to Canberra Airport in Kingair B250GT aircraft.

scenic helicopter

Return scenic helicopter flight in Airbus EC130B4 from Canberra Airport to Shaw Wines in Murrumbateman, NSW.

guided tasting

Guided seated wine tasting of award-winning, world class cool climate wines from Shaw’s family owned and operated vineyard.

choice of wine

Choice of Reserve range wines to accompany your lunch.

lunch

‘The Feast’ – fine seasonal foods sourced from the local region.

Tour duration

Approximately 6.5 hours from departing to returning to Bankstown Airport. Shaw Escapes is available on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday only.

Cost

$2750 per head. Price is based on six passengers. If less than six people book, then the total cost is still based on six passengers. Bookings minimum 14 days in advance.

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Plan your escape

To discuss your Shaw Escape, feel free to contact Karen Shaw on (02) 6227 5827 Monday to Thursday during business hours.

terms

See the full Terms and Conditions

FAQS

Shaw Escapes FAQ’s

Itinerary

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frequently asked questions

More information

Why does the flight depart Bankstown, and not Sydney Airport?

We want you to start your day right and with no delays. At Sydney Airport flight traffic is unpredictable and we may on occasion endure lengthy delays. Your flight path is very direct from Bankstown to Canberra.

Will we leave right on 10am?

So long as there is no unforeseen weather or traffic control direction you will be on your way at 10am.

Can I book whenever I like?

Shaw Escapes operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Date requests need to be cleared with the aircraft before confirmation they can proceed, hence we request you provide us with three date options that work for your group.

Can you arrange transfers for me to and from the airport?
Can I bring my children?

Yes you can, but the price will still be the same.  All guests must be 18 years and over to enjoy the wine tasting experience.

Is there wheelchair access?

There is wheelchair access at Shaw Wines, but unfortunately the aircraft and helicopter do not have the capacity to accommodate wheelchair bound visitors.

How much wine does your tour include?

Your tour will include a tasting of up to eight Estate wines and four Reserve wines. You can then enjoy wines from our Reserve range with your lunch. As a licensed premise, normal responsible service of alcohol applies. 

Can I take wine home?

Absolutely! You can purchase as much wine as you like on the day. You can also sign up to our wine club and enjoy 20% off your purchases.

Do you cater for specific dietary requirements?

Yes, we can. Please discuss your requirements with us at the time of booking.

How can I pay?

Once you have submitted your preferred dates and we have clearance from the aircrafts, we then require a non-refundable 20% deposit to reserve the aircrafts. Full payment is required seven days before departure. You can pay via direct bank transfer or credit card (the latter incurring a 1% surcharge)

What happens if I cancel?

Cancellation fees may apply. See full Terms and Conditions.

What if I have less than six people?

The experience is priced for six people and the cost will remain the same regardless due to the costs involved with private aircraft.

What if you aren’t offering the tour on the day I want?

We will endeavor to find a date that suits your party.

What if I want to stay overnight in Canberra?

Shaw Escapes is a single day tour only. Our helicopter remains onsite to return you to Canberra Airport for your awaiting aircraft to return you to Sydney that afternoon.