Melbourne to 12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road by Helicopter: The Ultimate Bucket List Tour
🕙 DURATION: 6 - 8 hours
🚁 FLIGHT TIME: 2.5 hours
👩🏻💼 PASSENGERS: Up to 2
Overview - Helicopter Ride to the 12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road
The helicopter ride offering the most spectacular views of Victoria's famous Shipwreck Coast and takes just 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach by helicopter from Melbourne (as opposed to 4.5 hours in the car).
This day tour will fly you along the Great Ocean Road past Lorne and Apollo Bay to Australia's oldest lighthouse at Cape Otway. Suddenly the landscape will change as you wind along Victoria's rugged coastline to meet the 12 Apostles as they rise from the sea, just in time for a private landing at the 12 Apostles Helipad and your opportunity to take in these magnificent rock formations, formed over millions of years, on the ground.
The main 12 Apostles boardwalk next to the Helipad will lead you to some of the best panoramic viewpoints along the coast including the spectacular Castle Rock lookout and you can also follow the path down the Gibson Steps (89 steps in total!) to access the beach and see the 12 Apostles up close from sea level.
After your 2 hour stopover your helicopter ride continues over a number of additional natural wonders north of the 12 Apostles including Loch Ard Gorge, the Sentinel, the Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Schomberg Reef and the Bay of Islands — all understated but equally beautiful constellation of jagged rock formations which make up the shipwreck coast.
In the months from June to October it is not uncommon to spot whales, manta rays and schools of sharks as you wind your way along the coast, so be sure to keep a sharp eye out of your window seat!
Your scenic flight experience includes:
- A spectacular 1 hour 15 minute scenic flight each way from Melbourne for you and up to 2 guests
- 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 experienced and courteous pilot who loves making people smile
- A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views of the 12 Apostles
- Noise-cancelling headsets to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
- A flight path over the Great Ocean Road including Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Cape Otway Lighthouse
Half Day Itinerary — Melbourne to 12 Apostles Scenic Helicopter Flight
09:00 - Depart Melbourne on your scenic helicopter flight. Fly over Melbourne CBD, Geelong, Lorne and over the Great Ocean Road including Apollo Bay and Cape Otway Lighthouse.
10:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helipad
*** Spend up to 2 hours viewing 12 Apostles on the ground ***
12:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helipad and fly the shipwreck coast to the Bay of Islands to see Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch and London Bridge
14:00 - Arrive back on the Helipad at Essendon Airport
Optional — Day Trip Itinerary with Lunch at a Winery
To make your experience truly unforgettable, we can arrange a visit to either of the peninsula's best wineries — Mt Duneed Estate or Clyde Park Vineyard — for a wine tour and winery lunch on your return flight to Melbourne.
13:30 - Private landing at Clyde Park or Mt Duneed Estate for a winery lunch
15:30 - Depart the winery on your scenic flight back to Melbourne
16:00 - Arrive back on the Helipad at Essendon Airport
Our flight was so awesome and Ed our pilot was amazing! Highly recommend for a wonderful adventure!
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!
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.
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.
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!