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12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne

12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne

The ultimate Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles by Helicopter — One of Australia's most popular helicopter rides.

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Your 5 - 7 hour Experience includes:

🚁 1 hour 15 min Private Flight (each way)

📸 Amazing Aerial Views of the 12 Apostles

🥾 2 hours to explore 12 Apostles on foot

🍇 Lunch Stopover at Local Winery (optional)

🐧 Phillip Island Penguin Parade Drop-Off (optional)

👫 We fly groups of 2 to 30 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

 

Overview: 12 Apostles Helicopter Rides from Melbourne

12 Apostles helicopters depart daily from Melbourne taking just 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the 12 Apostles, compared to 4.5 hours when travelling by road. Perfect for travellers visiting Melbourne for just a few days, our 12 Apostles helicopter tours allow you to explore the Great Ocean Road and magnificent rock stacks of the 12 Apostles in just a few hours from Melbourne by helicopter.

Our private flights guarantee window seats with panoramic views of the entire shipwreck coast on your 12 Apostles helicopter tour. Enjoy a scenic flight over the 12 Apostles and famous shipwreck coast landmarks of Loch Ard Gorge, the Sentinel, the Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto and Bay of Islands dotted along the southern ocean.

After your helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles, your aircraft will make a private landing at the 12 Apostles Helipad for your opportunity to witness these magnificent rock formations, formed over millions of years, from the ground. Depending on the weather and your level of fitness, you can choose to spend your 2 hour stopover with either:

  • A short walk (7 minutes) from 12 Apostles Helicopters to the spectacular Castle Rock lookout for some of the best views of the beaches and coastline in Victoria and the Great Ocean Road.
  • A long walk (35 minutes) down the Gibson Steps (89 steps in each direction!) to access the beach where you can witness the beauty of the 12 Apostles up close as they rise from the sea. 

Inclusions: 12 Apostles Helicopters from Melbourne (Great Ocean Road Scenic Flight)

  • A spectacular 1 hour 15 minute helicopter ride from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles.
  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you (your flight will not be shared).
  • A private landing and stopover directly at 12 Apostles helicopters.
  • Amazing photo opportunities during your 12 Apostles scenic flight and on the ground.
  • A courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
  • winery stopover on your return from 12 Apostles to Melbourne (optional)
  • A Phillip Island stopover on your return from 12 Apostles to witness the Penguin Parade (optional)

12 Apostles by Helicopter from Melbourne - Helicopter Ride

Itinerary #1: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour (5 hour experience)

Our 12 Apostles helicopters depart daily from Essendon Airport offering direct flights and a 5 hour experience including:

  • 09:00 - Depart Essendon Airport on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride flying past Melbourne CBD enroute to the Great Ocean Road and Port Campbell National Park.
  • 10:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch and London Bridge before turning around to enjoy the same route in the other direction.
  • 10:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 2 hours viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground. Take a short walk to the lookouts or a long walk down the Gibson Steps to see the 12 Apostles at sea level.
  • 12:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
  • 13:45 - Arrive back to Essendon Airport.

     

    Itinerary #2: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour with Winery Stopover (7 hour experience)

    We highly recommend pairing your 12 Apostles helicopter tour with a stopover at one of the award-winning wineries on the Great Ocean Road with our 7 hour experience. We'll arrange a private landing and lunch reservation at Mount Duneed Estate, Jack Rabbit Restaurant or Terindah Estate so you can enjoy a wine tasting and three course lunch on your return flight to Melbourne:

    • 09:00 - Depart on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride from Melbourne.
    • 10:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles including Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch and London Bridge
    • 10:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 1 hour viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground.
    • 11:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
    • 12:30 - Private landing at a Great Ocean Road winery for lunch (meals and wine tasting charged separately).
    • 14:45 - Depart the winery on your scenic flight back to Melbourne.
    • 15:45 - Arrive back to Essendon Airport.

      Itinerary #3: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour with Phillip Island Stopover for the Penguin Parade (5 hour experience)

      Visit two of Australia's world heritage-listed landmarks in a single day by combining your 12 Apostles helicopter ride with a stopover at Phillip Island to discover the famous Penguin Parade with our 7 hour do-it-all experience.

      We'll extend your private helicopter ride to include a scenic flight and private landing at Phillip Island Helicopters just in time for the Penguin Parade - The largest little Penguin colony in the world making their daily dash home across the beach at sunset on Phillip Island. You can then choose to arrange an overnight stay in Phillip Island, or we can recommend a limousine company for a relaxing 1 hour and 30 minute drive back to Melbourne.

       

      • 13:00 - Depart on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride from Melbourne.
      • 14:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles.
      • 14:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 1 hour viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground.
      • 15:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
      • 17:00 - Land at the Phillip Island Helipad.
      • 17:15 - Ground transport to Penguin Parade (booked and charged separately).
      • 18:00 - Witness the famous Penguin Parade at sunset (booked and charged separately).
      • 20:00 - Limousine transfer back to Melbourne (booked and charged separately).

       

      How much does a 12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne cost?

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      6 - 10 People (Two Helicopters)
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      ❗ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FLIGHT

      ☔ BAD WEATHER & BOOKING CHANGE POLICY

      What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

      • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
      • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you choose not to reschedule, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

        Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

        • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

        Are Gift Vouchers refundable?

        • Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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        Customer Reviews

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        M.S. (Victoria, Australia)
        The best way to get a wonderful memory of 12 Apostles

        Rotor One is the best operator for this kind of experience. They are very professional, helpful and collaborative! The best choice absolutely!

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        Roberto Leon Martinez (Western Australia, Australia)
        12 Apostles Helicopter Ride from Melbourne

        Best helicopter ride ever. 12 apostles scenic view is just unreal. You get also 2 hours to walk on the beach. Pilot also great and friendly.

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        Szabolcs Homola (Budapest, Hungary)
        An amazing experience by helicopter from Melbourne to 12 Apostles

        It was an amazing experience. I called Ed one day before the tour. He arranged an extra helicopter to us. We leaved our hotel at 9.00 am, landed at 11.00am at 12 Apostles, had an amazing run on the beach, landed at 13.40 at the winery and having a great lunch. Finaly we catch the 17.30 Sydney flight from Melbourne. Wow, that was a very special day!!! Especially thx to pilots who were not only highly skilled but was extraemely personable and accommodated. Thanks Ed again your service, I warmly recommend to everybody !!!😎🍷🚁

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        J.J. (Queensland, Australia)
        12 Apostles by Helicopter

        Ed and the entire Rotor One team were so lovely and professional throughout the entire time.

        Expectations were definitely exceeded, my partner and I had an experience that we will cherish for a lifetime.

        Thanks Rotor One for providing both of us with some amazing memories.

        I highly recommend Rotor One to everyone out there. 👍

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        Rafael Pifaldini (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        An amazing, fast and comfortable experience

        We had an amazing flight from Melbourne to 12 Apostles. Ed is a very competent and friendly pilot. We had a very safe flight. I think the best way to view the 12 apostles is from a helicopter. The tour is really worth it.

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        Deborah Phillips (British Columbia, Canada)
        Absolutely wonderful.

        Had a wonderful trip with Ed. Met all our expectations. Had plenty of time at the 12 Apostles along with lunch at a local winery. Would highly recommend Rotor One with Ed.

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