Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches
Overview - Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD & Beaches of Port Phillip Bay
A 30 minute helicopter ride that combines the best aerial views over Melbourne CBD and the iconic beaches of Port Phillip Bay.
As you lift off from the helipad at Essendon Airport you'll track past skyscrapers lining the CBD and fly low and slow down the coast over St Kilda, the iconic Brighton Beach Boxes and even a sunken submarine from World War 1 at Sandringham Marina. On the return leg enjoy this epic coastal flight path one last time before flying over Luna Park, the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with a spectacular views of the Yarra River, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square in Melbourne's CBD.
Your scenic flight experience includes:
- An exciting 30 minute scenic flight over Melbourne's city, beaches & coast
- A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you and your guests (your flight will not be shared)
- 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 courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
- A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views of Melbourne
- Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
- A flight path over Melbourne City and Beaches including famous landmarks and tourist attractions
Itinerary - Scenic Flight over Melbourne CBD & Beaches
Your helicopter scenic flight departs from the Helipad at Essendon Airport flying over and around:
- Melbourne CBD
- Melbourne Star
- Eureka Skydeck
- Port Melbourne
- Station Pier
- St Kilda Beach
- Luna Park
- Brighton Beach Boxes
- Sunken J7 Submarine at Sandringham Marina
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
- Rod Laver Arena
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
👉 Looking for a longer flight? Try our extended helicopter ride over Phillip Island from Melbourne.
What to expect — Melbourne's Beaches by Helicopter with Rotor One
If you've ever dreamt of flying over Melbourne from the comfort of a helicopter, now is your chance. Arrive at our hangar and relax in our lounge while your pilot walks through your flight and answers any questions.
Walk out onto the tarmac for a few photos with your helicopter with the Melbourne City skyline in the background. Your pilot will provide a short safety briefing before you jump onboard the helicopter for your scenic flight.
You'll hear the chatter of air traffic control as your helicopter picks up into a hover at the helipad before taking off to 1,500 feet (450 metres) and cruising at 185 km/h for an orbit of Melbourne CBD. As the Melbourne Star, Docklands and Eureka Tower come into view you'll bank left towards the coast where the flight starts to get really exciting.
Your helicopter will descend to 500 feet (150 metres) above the ground to fly you low and slow down the coast of Port Phillip Bay. Pass over St Kilda Pier and famous St Kilda Boardwalk on your way to the iconic Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes in all their stunning colours before flying an orbit over the sunken Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina.
Turn back towards Melbourne to fly the same amazing route from a different angle and this time with amazing views of Albert Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and the MCG on your way back to the helipad at Essendon.
As your helicopter touches down we guarantee you'll be left with a smile on your face... This is what makes our day and is the reason we love what we do at Rotor One.
What do people say about scenic Helicopter Tours with Rotor One?
Why people choose Helicopter Rides in Melbourne with Rotor One
✅ No-hassle booking policy: Reschedule or cancel up to 48 hours before your flight if your plans change - no questions asked.
✅ Weather guarantee: We'll reschedule your flight free of charge or provide a full refund if your flight is delayed due to the weather.
✅ Private flights: We reserve the entire Helicopter just for you, unless you'd like to book a single seat on a shared flight.
✅ Noise-cancelling headsets from Bose: Amazing sound quality designed to protect your hearing during the flight.
✅ Fly with our owner: Our owner Ed runs the company and often flies guests personally to ensure our experiences are truly special.
🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?
If you're searching for helicopter rides near me, a Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight is a unique and exciting gift that's perfect for an upcoming birthday or wedding anniversary. Gift Vouchers can be purchased for up to 3 people and sent online or as a physical gift card in the mail.
👉 Purchase a Gift Card for the Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight.
A scenic helicopter tour ideal for any occasion!
This scenic helicopter ride allows you to explore the best landmarks and tourist attractions in Melbourne, all in less than an hour and without ever needing to jump in a queue. The Melbourne City, Coast & Beaches flight is an extremely popular birthday or anniversary present and also a popular choice for engagement proposals with spectacular views of Melbourne CBD and over the beaches of Port Phillip Bay. This scenic helicopter ride over Melbourne is guaranteed to be a moment you, your partner or your family will remember for the rest of their lives.
A scenic helicopter ride ideal for any special occasion including a birthday or anniversary.
Looking to celebrate your partner's birthday or anniversary? Our 🥂 Birthday & Anniversary Experience for Couples includes champagne on arrival, mini-photoshoot and HD video recording of your entire flight.
Looking for an exciting and educational gift for your child? Our 🧑✈️ Co-Pilot Birthday Experience For Kids allows your child is invited to fly as Co-Pilot to learn how helicopters fly and even help their Pilot start the helicopter!
⛰️ Looking for a different helicopter tour in Melbourne?
See our exciting Melbourne scenic flights collection showing off the very best parts of Melbourne by helicopter including:
- a shorter 20 minute ride over Melbourne CBD
- a 45 minute scenic flight around Mornington Peninsula
- a 1 hour and 30 minute helicopter ride around Phillip Island
- a half-day VIP experience from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles, or
- our exclusive flight over Melbourne at sunrise Hot-Air Balloon style
- book a single seat shared flight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast
Great experience. Our pilot Harry was informative and very professional. Highly recommend a flight with Rotor One.
Jason was our pilot he was very informative gave a sense of comfort and safety as this was our first Helicopter ride, our flight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal exceeded our expectations the view was breathtaking this was definitely the first of many more flights to come
such an amazing ride with experienced & friendly pilot. We enjoyed all the sceneries and felt very comfortable throughout our ride. That's only because of our pilot who explains and point out everything in detail. We couldn't go for the ride on the actual booked date due to turbulence but we are happy with the date flexibility that was given by the team. And they also adjusted our ride time as we couldn't reach there on time. I would definitely recommend Rotor One for helicopter rides. Worth for the price :)
Despite we made a mistake with the date of reservation, the team kindly agreed to flight. We thank them very much and we enjoyed this amazing ride over the city of Melbourne.
Franck and Françoise
Fantastic way to see melbourne from the air. From the Westgate bridge to the beaches and back over the MCG. Great views of the City and the suburbs. Rotor One were very responsive and flexible which made this a great experience. My wife and I would recommend this to those who live in melbourne and tourists alike to view our city.
I’ve lived nearly 6 years in Melbourne and can confidently say that was the best experience I’ve done. Ed took amazing care of us, made the experience personal and enjoyable, and just wish I could keep doing it again and again. Would recommend it to anyone and will make sure to do this with any family members that visit. Absolutely world class
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