Trust the Northern Territory to ramp up the thrills of a pub tour by adding a chopper to the mix: Airborne Solutions’ heli pub crawl soars over the islands and inlets of Darwin’s harbour – tide permitting, you might see sharks, rays, turtles and crocodiles – to The Lodge of Dundee for the first beer (and perhaps a roadie?). Next stop is Crab Claw Island, where the timber bar perches above a powdery beach, followed by lunch at Darwin River Tavern. There’s steak, naturally, but the local barramundi is a must. The full-day tour also takes in Goat Island Lodge and Noonamah Tavern. And in case you forget where you’ve been, a map is printed on your souvenir stubby holder.