Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City
Overview — Helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne's Best Landmarks & Tourist Attractions
Consistently rated as one of the best things to do in Melbourne, skip the queues and take a scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne's best landmarks and tourist attractions. On a 20 minute helicopter ride over Melbourne City you'll have panoramic views of Melbourne CBD, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, the F1 Circuit at Albert Park, Yarra River and the MCG.
Take off from the helipad at Essendon Airport for Melbourne CBD and enjoy incredible scenic views of the city as you fly over Docklands and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel on your way towards Port Phillip Bay. Fly past St Kilda Beach and overhead the Formula 1 Circuit at Albert Park to cross the Yarra River with a spectacular view of Rod Laver Arena and the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from above.
Your scenic flight experience includes:
- An exciting 20 minute scenic helicopter tour over Melbourne
- 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 over Melbourne
- Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
- A flight path over Melbourne CBD including famous landmarks and tourist attractions in the city
Itinerary — Helicopter tour over Melbourne CBD
Your helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne City will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over and around:
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
- Eureka Skydeck
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
- Shrine of Remembrance
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Rod Laver Arena
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Melbourne Zoo
👉 Looking for a longer flight? See even more on our 30 minute Melbourne, City, Coastal & Beaches tour.
What to expect — Melbourne 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.
With your camera ready, Docklands and the Melbourne Star will come into view as your 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 the 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 what makes our day and is the reason we love what we do at Rotor One.
What do people say about scenic Helicopter Flights 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 ride ideal for any occasion!
This scenic helicopter flight is an amazing experience that showcases Melbourne like never before. Whether you're looking for the perfect birthday present or anniversary idea, nothing quite comes close to the spectacular views of Melbourne and its famous landmarks from above. The Melbourne City Scenic flight is uniquely tailored to couples and families and is a helicopter ride that you'll remember for the rest of your life.
🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?
A Melbourne City Scenic 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 either online or as a physical gift card in the mail.
Purchase a Gift Card for the Melbourne City Scenic flight.
Firstly our pilot Ed was exceptional and made the whole tour incredible, he’s a true asset to the company. I organised the flight for my partners birthday and it was nothing short of amazing. Incredible views and such an amazing way to see my home city. Highly recommend for anyone who may be thinking about it.
We organised a scenic flight for our father's 65th Birthday. He loves flying his drone, but has never been in a helicopter. Organised this as a surprise and hoped he (Larry) would enjoy the experience. We weren't let down! It was a fantastic experience seeing our beautiful city and surrounds from another prospective. Given it was such a beautiful morning, Ed suggested an upgrade to take us a little further down to Sandringham - certainly worth it! So glad we went along with Larry as it was a great experience for us too. Felt safe and secure all the time and got lots of great photos. Certainly an experience we will all fondly remember, highly recommended.
We had a fabulous flight with Rotor One. Ed our pilot was fabulous and informative. Thank you so much for a great experience we will be back!
I really enjoyed. This was first chopper ride experience but Pilot Ed makes us very comfortable and gave us very smooth ride he gave us 360 degree view from MCG. I will surly have my next chopper ride Roter one.
Thanks for giving me lifetime memorable experience Roter One and Pilot Ed!!
Our Pilot Ed was amazing, told us where we had to look, has the best ever morning, the flight was originally for My Grandson Thomas and My Husband for their Birthdays, but told us there was a spare seat so I jumped at the chance of seeing my Beautiful Melbourne, it was a spectacular Morning with the weather and my 2 Favourite Boys, Thanks for a Wonderful Opportunity..It was Better Than my 1st Helicopter Flight over the Grand Canyon!!
I bought my father this as a gift as he loves flying and Ed went above and beyond our expectations! He was professional, friendly, informative (he knew lots of fun information about Melbourne!) and made extra touches to make it an even greater experience for us. Thank you Ed for this unforgettable experience - we were so impressed and my Dad raved about it all weekend!
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