🎁 Birthday & Anniversary Gifts (Special Experiences)
Over 238+ customers rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five Stars
"What an incredible experience! Our trip out to Zonzo Estate was amazing. Ed's knowledge, manner and professionalism was second to none. The most perfect day that we will never forget!"
"Steve our pilot was extremely friendly, caring and chatty. Ensured safety and allowed time for pictures to be taken of my partner and I.
BIG YES FROM US!"
"What a beautiful day we had. Thank you so much to Ed, our knowledgeable and kind pilot. You made this day one that none of us will ever forget. The day trip of a lifetime."
"Our pilot Ed was a consummate professional, communication with the company was great and our day trip couldn’t have been better. Thanks all, we will be back."
"We had an amazing time and made great family memories on our Heli ride. The experience was fun and safe. Thanks for an unforgettable morning."
"Booked my staff for a flight plus winery lunch in the Yarra Valley. They had an amazing day and loved every part if it."
"Our very first helicopter flight was just amazing. The views were incredible. Thank you for making my partners 30th birthday present an unforgettable experience."
Do you have a special location you'd like to fly to? Hire a helicopter in Melbourne and we'll arrange a private charter flight for you.
Propose mid-flight on a spectacular helicopter ride and create the perfect moment for your proposal or engagement that you'll remember for the rest of your lives.
Why people recommend our helicopter rides
Relax on a scenic flight to Phillip Island or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne, Victoria.
A helicopter ride should be at the top of your list of things to do in Melbourne! They offer breath-taking views of tourist attractions and landmarks like St Kilda Pier, Luna Park, Brighton Beach Boxes, the Formula 1 Track at Albert Park, Federation Square in Melbourne CBD, the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and the MCG.
A 30 minute helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne's City and Beaches flies over Melbourne CBD, St Kilda, Luna Park and Brighton beach bathing boxes. Half day helicopter rides from Melbourne to Yarra Valley and Bellarine Peninsula with a winery lunch for two. Day trips with helicopter rides from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles and Great Ocean Road, Melbourne to Penisnsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne to Phillip Island and Melbourne to Bright for Heli-Mountain Biking.
A scenic flight over Melbourne is the ultimate way to experience the best tourist attractions and landmarks in Melbourne, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula from the air. Scenic flights from Essendon Airport and Moorabbin Airport fly over Melbourne CBD, St Kilda, Albert Park, Port Phillip Bay, Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles and Mount Buller.
Helicopter hire is less than you think. Scenic helicopter tours over Melbourne CBD for 20 minutes cost $299 per person, tours over Melbourne City and Beaches cost $349 per person. Flights from Melbourne to Yarra Valley for a wine tour and lunch start from $890 per person. Day trips from Melbourne to Phillip Island, Melbourne to 12 Apostles and Great Ocean Road start at $2,190 per person.
Helicopter flights are one of the best sightseeing tours you can do in Melbourne! Experience Melbourne’s tourist attractions from above with incredible views over Melbourne City, Port Phillip Bay and popular landmarks. Helicopter flights are the perfect gift idea that can be purchased as gift vouchers for couples and special occasions and ranked one of the best tourist activities and best things to do in Melbourne.
Helicopter services include scenic flights, wine tours, charter flights, day spa trips and golf tours. For the extra adventurous, go heli-surfing, heli-mountain biking and fly to a super bike track days by helicopter from Melbourne.
Helicopters fly from Essendon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and the city helipad in Southbank. Essendon Airport is 15 minutes from the city and the best location for Melbourne scenic flights as you have the Melbourne City skyline in view the moment you step out onto the tarmac. Moorabbin Airport is 45 minutes from the city and has the second busiest airspace in Australia due to extensive flight training. Flights and helicopter services from the city helipad are more expensive as they’re operated by larger helicopters for charter of VIP, crown casino and corporate passengers. Rotor One operates flights from Essendon Airport and can also depart from and arrive at smaller airports including Lilydale, Coldstream, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Apollo Bay and others.
Helicopters landing in Melbourne usually land at Essendon Airport, Moorabbin Airport or the City Helipad at Southbank. Rotor One operates flights from Essendon Airport and can land at wineries in the Yarra Valley & Bellarine Peninsula, as well as regional airports, licensed airstrips and on private property with the owner’s permission.
Hourly rates for helicopter rental and helicopter hire Melbourne vary based on the size and number of passengers. 4 seat helicopters for private charter cost upwards of $1,500 per hour with a pilot. Larger 5 seat and 7 seat helicopters cost upwards of $2,500 per hour due to higher operating costs and insurance. For the best price find a helicopter tour company with 4 seater helicopters for private charter.
Helicopters are a safer mode of transport than cars and the safest form of transport in General Aviation according to a study by TPG. Helicopters are subject to strict service intervals every 50 hours, inspected daily prior to any flight duties and have the benefit of being able to land anywhere and at any time in the event of an emergency.
Floating through the air in a helicopter is a unique feeling unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Helicopter rides can seem scary if you haven’t flown before but this is a completely natural feeling for some people. The best thing to do is focus on the amazing experience you’re about to have and after a few minutes in the air you’ll be focussed on enjoying the spectacular views of Melbourne.
Absolutely and many people who fly in helicopters have a fear of heights but feel the experience is very different to standing on a mountain or tall building. Speaking to your Pilot to go through your flight plan and safety briefing will help ease any nerves knowing what you can expect and Pilots are very willing to adjust the flight to make you feel comfortable at all times.