Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD with Amazing Views of Melbourne's Best Landmarks and Tourist Attractions
The ultimate 20 minute Melbourne helicopter ride designed exclusively for couples, families and visitors to Melbourne. Skip the queues and fly on a private helicopter ride for spectacular views of Melbourne's city skyline, architecture and popular landmarks.
Depart from our helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over Flemington Racecourse (home to the Melbourne Cup) and the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel on your way towards Port Phillip Bay.
You'll spot people swimming at St Kilda Beach, see the Formula 1 race track at Albert Park Lake, and even fly past the Melbourne Skydeck at Eureka Tower.
You'll then soar over the Yarra River passing by Rod Laver Arena (home to the Australian Open), the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Melbourne Zoo (where we'll show you where the Elephant and Giraffe hang out!)
What does a Melbourne Helicopter Ride include?
- An exciting 20 minute scenic helicopter tour over Melbourne
- A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne
- A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you (your flight will not be shared)
- Take as many photos and videos as you like during the flight
- A courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
What will you see on a Melbourne City Helicopter Flight?
Your Melbourne helicopter Tour will explore Melbourne's amazing landmarks and famous attractions from above including:
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
- Eureka Tower
- F1 Track at Albert Park
- Shrine of Remembrance
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Rod Laver Arena
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Melbourne Zoo
How long does a Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Flight go for?
The Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Tour is a 20 minute private flight. However, if you'd like to see more of Melbourne's famous beaches and coastline, consider upgrading to our Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure.
This will extend your scenic flight time to 30 minutes and allow you to fly low over Melbourne's spectacular coastline and beaches including:
- Station Pier
- Luna Park
- St Kilda Pier
- St Kilda Beach
- Elwood Beach
- The Million-Dollar Mansions of Brighton
- Brighton Beach Boxes
- Hidden Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina
What can I expect on a Melbourne City Helicopter Ride?
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.
With your camera ready, Docklands and the Melbourne Star will come into view as you bank left towards Melbourne's Southbank. With amazing views of Station Pier, Albert Park and St Kilda on your right and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and MCG on your left, you'll have a hard time choosing which way to point your camera!
As your helicopter returns to Essendon Airport and touches down, we guarantee you'll be left with a smile on your face... This is the reason we love what we do at Rotor One and why we're rated Melbourne's #1 Helicopter Tour Company.
Can I book a Melbourne Helicopter Ride as a Gift?
Yes! Our Melbourne Helicopter Experiences are often booked as a surprise birthday or anniversary gift, and we'll keep everything a secret right up until they arrive! You can also choose to:
Buy a Gift Voucher: Purchase a Melbourne City Helicopter Ride Gift Voucher with instant delivery to give them on their special occasion.
Book a Couples Only Flight: Spoil your partner on our exclusive Birthday & Anniversary Experience for 2 with champagne on arrival, private hangar tour and HD video of your flight
- Book a Kids Flight Experience: Give your child an exciting and educational gift with our Co-Pilot Helicopter Rides for Kids where your child is invited to fly as Co-Pilot in the helicopter!
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un très bon moment avec un accueil amical et chaleureux. des explications claires avec un interlocuteur patient qui se met à notre niveau (d'anglais surtout :)).
un vol agréable avec des explications simples et compréhensibles sur les espaces survolés.
un grand merci.
Jérôme, Stéphanie et Maïa de Nouméa.
We loved our helli-ride over Melbourne, fantastic pilot, smooth, great weather, can’t wait to do it again!
We bought this experience for our Dad's 80th birthday. He absolutely loved it. Our pilot Lovel was wonderful. The entire Rotor One experience was exceptional. Thank you!
Absolutely worth it! The instructor was amazing super smooth take off's and landings. Giving us prime selfie moments by telling us when the best moments are. Melbourne facts and details that even a local was unknown. 👏👏👏 100% would do this again.
A Ride to remember! My grandmother absolutely loved the experience and she will remember this for the rest of her life. Ed, our pilot made the experience even more interesting by showing us all of Melbourne. Even took us over the MCG. Thank you so much. Loved it.
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