BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island

Regular price $1,000.00


Fly by Helicopter from Melbourne to your BMW Driving Experience at Phillip Island Race Track

ūüēô¬† DURATION: 9¬†hours
ūüöĀ¬† FLIGHT TIME: 45¬†minutes
ūüŹéÔłŹ ¬†DRIVE¬†TIME:¬†7¬†hours
ūüĎ©ūüŹĽ‚Äćūüíľ¬† PASSENGERS:¬†Up to 10 (Shared Flight)

Overview - Helicopter Ride to BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Circuit

Cut your travel time from Melbourne to Phillip Island Race Track to just 45 minutes with a scenic helicopter flight directly to your BMW Driving Experience. BMW's advanced driver training course allows you to get behind the wheel of a new BMW M Series vehicle to test your limits and improve your driving skills in a safe and controlled environment.


Set at Victoria's iconic Phillip Island Race Track, the BMW Driving Experience course offers 3 types of advanced driving training sessions over a full-day. The courses build on foundational and advanced driving training techniques including ideal driving lines, high-speed cornering, emergency braking and oversteering & understeering manoeuvres.


More than just a drive day or defensive driver training, BMW offers their advanced driving course in a new X3 M40i, M2 Competition, M3, M4 or MINI John Cooper Works vehicle. With up to 4 instructors leading each driving course, each of them having personally undergone advanced driver training at BMW's HQ in Munich, this experience will push your limits in the car and on the race track and leave a smile on your face for weeks to come.

Your helicopter ride to the BMW Driving Experience Course at Phillip Island Circuit includes:

  • Return helicopter flights from Essendon Airport directly to Phillip Island with a private landing¬†at the Circuit with a 45 minute flight time (normally 2.5 hours by car)
  • A luxury helicopter with leather seats and air-conditioning for your comfort
  • As many photos as you can take both on the ground and¬†during the flight
  • An experienced and courteous pilot who loves making people smile
  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views¬†over Melbourne
  • Noise-cancelling headsets to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
  • A scenic flight path over¬†Melbourne CBD and down the coast including¬†famous landmarks like the MCG, St Kilda and Brighton Beach Boxes

Please note: Helicopter flights require a valid booking for an upcoming BMW Driving Experience course. Please visit the BMW Driving Training website for more information.

Itinerary¬†‚ÄĒ Helicopter Ride¬†from Melbourne to Phillip Island¬†Race Track

Your helicopter ride to the Phillip Island GP Circuit will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over:

  • Melbourne¬†CBD
  • MCG & Rod Laver Arena
  • F1 Circuit at Albert Park
  • St Kilda Beach
  • Luna Park
  • Brighton Beach Boxes
  • HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at¬†Black Rock
  • Mt Eliza
  • Mornington
  • Phillip Island

What to expect ‚ÄĒ¬†Phillip Island¬†Race Track by¬†helicopter with Rotor One

Getting to your BMW Driving Experience course has never been easier or more exciting than by helicopter. If you're arriving into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, take a 7 min taxi ride to Essendon Airport (or 15 minutes from Melbourne's CBD) to board your helicopter.

Cruise out in the helicopter with a window seat and stunning view of Melbourne CBD and down the coast over St Kilda Pier and the famous Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes. Fly over beautiful Mornington before approaching Phillip Island where your helicopter will descend for a private VIP landing directly at the Phillip Island Circuit.

Take a short walk to your BMW Driving Experience course and your day of advanced driving training will begin. At the end of the day, hop back in the chopper and enjoy a glorious Melbourne sunset flight as your cruise back to the Helipad at Essendon Airport... The perfect ending to the perfect day with BMW at the Phillip Island Race Track.

Helicopter tours¬†during COVID-19 ‚ÄĒ Reschedule or receive a full refund

Book with peace of mind knowing you'll receive a full refund on your flight with no questions asked if you're unable to fly with us due to COVID-19 restrictions.

On very rare occasions,¬†your helicopter flight¬†may be cancelled on the day for weather¬†or safety reasons ‚ÄĒ For example,¬†if we're¬†unable to fly due to very low cloud, high winds or rain / thunderstorms that may affect the safety of the flight. If this happens, we'll work with BMW to ensure¬†you and your group receive alternate transport to Phillip Island Circuit for your BMW Driving Experience course.

Contact us anytime if you have any questions or to make changes to your booking at or (03) 7065 1888

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    When should I arrive?

    For a relaxed experience, please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins. 

    What should I wear?

    You're welcome to wear any clothing that is appropriate to the weather.

    Where are you located?

    Rotor One is located at Hangar 7 (Melbourne Heli) at Essendon Airport (Click for directions) and off-street parking is available.

    Why do I need to provide my weight?

    We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If you have any guests weighing over 120kg or a combined passenger weight of more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.

    Do I need to be vaccinated to fly?

    Yes, we require all guests to show proof of their Covid vaccinations upon arrival.

    Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

    Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

    Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

    Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will call you at least 2 hours prior to your flight.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

    Are there age restrictions for children?

    We  only recommend flights for children over 4 years of age and every child must occupy their own seat and pay the full seat price.

    Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

    Yes, and we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

    Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

    Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

    Can I reschedule my flights?

    Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on up to 3 occasions. Within 48 hours of your flight we make binding commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved for you on the day.

    What happens if I cannot fly to due COVID-19?

    If you're unable to fly with us due to a Covid lockdown or restriction, you can choose to reschedule your flight or receive a full refund.

    What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?

    Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.

    Can I get a refund on my Gift Voucher?

    Yes, within one month of purchase and as long as the Gift Voucher hasn't been used.

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