Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches
🕙 DURATION: 1 hour
🚁 FLIGHT TIME: 30 minutes
👩🏻💼 PASSENGERS: 2 - 4
🎁 GIFT VOUCHERS: Available
Overview - Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD & Beaches of Port Phillip Bay
A 30 minute helicopter ride over Melbourne CBD and iconic beaches of Port Phillip Bay. Your helicopter ride will fly over Melbourne City, Port Melbourne, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, Brighton Beach Boxes, the secret shipwreck at Black Rock and the Formula 1 Track at Albert Park.
This scenic flight combines the best aerial views over Melbourne and the Port Phillip Bay coast in a helicopter. 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 beach boxes at Brighton, the sunken J7 submarine at Sandringham Marina. On the way home enjoy this epic helicopter flight one last time before flying over the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with one last view of Melbourne City before flying back to the helipad at Essendon Airport.
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 up to 2 guests (our flights are not 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 experienced and courteous 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 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 with a drink 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.
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 either online or as a physical gift card in the mail.
Purchase a Gift Card for the Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight.
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!