Beers, Burgers & Gin in the Yarra Valley

Regular price $1,400.00


An exclusive tour of Watts River Brewery, Monroe's Burgers & Four Pillars Distillery in the Yarra Valley by Helicopter

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Overview - Helicopter Ride to the Yarra Valley for Beers, Burgers & Gin

Take a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Healesville for a more authentic and down-to-earth tour in pursuit of the BEST Beers, Burgers and Gin the Yarra Valley. It's like a helicopter wine tour to the Yarra Valley but you don't need to wear loafers or a polo shirt.

BEERS at Watts River Brewery

Your first stop will be Watts River Brewery for BEERS. Founded and run by two families of mad keen brewers, Watts River Brewery has been crafting the Yarra Valley's best IPAs, Stouts and Pale Ales since 2016. Set in their very own 500L brewery around the corner from the Watts River, owners Aaron and Ben (or their wives if they've got a sneaky day off) will walk you through tasting paddles of 5 boutique beers and show you just how they get each brew so elegant and crispy.

Watts River Brewery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

BURGERS at Monroe's Burgers & Beers

Your second stop is Monroe's Burgers & Beers¬†for¬†BURGERS.¬†With over 1,000 reviews on Google and burgers like the ‚ÄúCaptain Sanders‚ÄĚ and crazy weekly specials like the Indian inspired ‚ÄúNaan of your Business‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThe Homer‚ÄĚ (a¬†burger bun¬†made¬†out of¬†donuts!) it's fair to say Monroe's Burgers are in a league of their own. Enjoy a¬†unique burger creation cooked to perfection (aka medium) with loaded fries¬†and chicken tendies on the side (why not??) and sit back while your tummy soaks up¬†the sublime burger-y goodness.

Monroe's Burgers & Beers - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

GIN at Four Pillars Distillery

Your third and final stop is the legendary Four Pillars Distillery for GIN. Four Pillars Gin need no introduction as they've quickly become a household name in craft spirits being awarded the title of world's leading gin producer at the IWSC (yes, an actual competition for spirits) in 2019. Polish off a few Gin & Tonics at their Distillery G&T & Tasting session (55 mins) or dive deeper into their distilling process with a guided tasting of their signature gins in a Gin Distillery Masterclass (90 mins). Whichever tasting you choose, we guarantee you'll be left with warm and fuzzy feelings on the inside.
Four Pillars Gin Distillery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne
After this whirlwind 3 hour cultural and culinary experience on the ground, head back to the chopper for your helicopter ride to Melbourne. Fly over the (fancy) wineries in the Yarra Valley, past the Dandenong Ranges and over Melbourne's eastern suburbs landing back on the Helipad at Essendon Airport.

Customer Reviews

Based on 80 reviews
James (Victoria, Australia)

Our flight was so awesome and Ed our pilot was amazing! Highly recommend for a wonderful adventure!

Jessie G. (Victoria, Australia)
Beers, Burgers & Gin - Great Trip!

What a great day from start to finish and a way to kick off 2022!
With so many Heli winery trips out there i was waiting to find one that was a little more relaxed and different so was thrilled to see the Brewery, Burgers & Gin tour! From the moment i contacted Rotor One to ask some questions and book, their customer service and communication was great, friendly and always helpful which made the decision to spend this money a lot easier knowing we would be in great hands. Each venue looked after us well and our pilot made sure personally that our day was running smoothly. Definitely felt like VIP's for the day with Rotor One as well as all the other venues we visits.
Our pilot Ed was awesome! Went above and beyond all day to ensure we had a great trip. He was very friendly and easy to get along with. He is a great pilot, the flight was so smooth and flawless. Ed was attentive and knowledgeable and able to point out a lot of sights along our flight. He is a pure natural and helps make the experience what it is.
You will not be disappointed, It was a day to remember!

Mark Hibbert (Victoria, Australia)
Helicopter Tour

We have just had the bay tour, just over an hour flying past the city and completely around the bay, what an experience. I would highly recommend Melbourne Heli for their professional approach, very clear and friendly instructions at the start and made us both feel very comfortable during the entire flight, amazing experience.

Farid Rezaie (Victoria, Australia)
Farid & Mobi wedding anniversary gift

This flight experience was a gift of our wedding anniversary. It was a great decision and wow, what an amazing experience.
The pilot was very kind and gave us plenty of time for photos, we are very happy with our photos, thanks to the pilot (Ed) for the couple photos and for a smooth and stress free flight experience. We would do it again in the future.
Flight experience itself looks short when you are up in the sky so defiantly would recommend at least half an hour flight.

Eleanor (Victoria, Australia)
Sunrise flight with doors off

For a first time flier, Ed was super friendly and really put me at ease. He was thorough in his explanations and made sure to let me know in advance if there were any sharp turns. We had such a magical time and the views were amazing! It was so much fun and we got to see so many iconic Melbourne landmarks. Would definitely recommend and could see myself doing this again! Thanks Ed!

Grace (Victoria, Australia)
Unforgettable moment ;)

Thank you so much for having us ūüĎĮ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹūüöĀ
We had such an incredible moment…
Thank you Ed for being very kind and welcoming
Hope to see you again so soon

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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