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)
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.
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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.
✅ Photoshoot included: We reserve time before and after your flight to take photos of you in and around the helicopter.
✅ Helicopters with air conditioning: Stay comfortable on hot summer days and cold winter mornings in whatever you're wearing.
✅ 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.
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.
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🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?
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.
Ed was amazing and he took care of me and my partner. The whole experience was very good and we took a lot of photos. Flight was very smooth and Ed showed us various scenic views around Melbourne. I book this flight as part of my proposal to my partner and she was very excited and happy with whole experience. Thank you Ed for arranging this.
Invigorating, stimulating, revitalising, exciting, adventurous, uphoric...
An amazing first flight, and photographers dream, Accommidating, costomer service with relaxed atmoshere, its addictive.
Thanks Ed and Team.
Our helicopter tour was a beautiful tour of Melbourne. Our pilot gave significant amount of knowledge throughout the tour, explaining the various scenic views/ locations and allowed for photo opportunities.
I could not fault the whole process with Rotor One!
From answering questions to arranging and booking a date, and finally to the amazing flight over Melbourne which is now a special memory for us. My partner and I were blown away by the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Thanks to Ed for his customer service and for the smooth flight!
We would highly recommend this experience to everyone!
Ed is an absolute legend! His personality and pilot skills are exceptional. Being our first time in a helicopter (Thanks to our 4 children for the X-Mas voucher) we didn’t know what to expect.. harmony, excitement, relaxation, & views that can’t be experienced in any other way. We wish you pure abundance with this adventure of yours Ed! We will be seeing you again!!
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