Four Pillars Distillery 2.0

Regular price$840 per person
Experience Australia's best Gin on an exclusive helicopter tour from Melbourne to the Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville.

🕔 4 hour Experience
🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)
🥃 1.5 - 2.5 hour Gin Experience included
👩🏻‍💼 Up to 3 People
✓ Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company
✓ Weather Guarantee - Reschedule or choose a full refund
✓ Private Flight - The helicopter is reserved just for you
✓ We arrange everything with Four Pillars on your behalf

Helicopter Ride to Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville, Yarra Valley

Overview - Fly by Helicopter from Melbourne to experience a Gin & Tonic and Tasting Experience at Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville

The ultimate way to experience Australia's award-winning Four Pillars Gin is with a helicopter ride to the Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville. Rated one of the best things to do in the Yarra Valley, the Four Pillars Distillery is where every bottle of 4 Pillars Gin is distilled, including their famous Rare Dry Gin and Shiraz Gin varieties. 

Take a seat in your helicopter for a 25 minute scenic flight from Melbourne and enjoy spectacular views of Mt Dandenong and the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley before landing in the picturesque town of Healesville, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, and just down the road from Four Pillars Distillery.

The Four Pillars Gin Distillery Tasting Experience

Upon arrival you'll be escorted to your reserved seats in the Four Pillars private mezzanine overlooking the distillery floor where Four Pillars distills very single bottle of their famous gin. After getting comfortable, your chosen distillery gin tasting experience will commence, in classic Four Pillars style.

Option 1: Distillery Gin Masterclass

In this 1.5 hour experience an expert Four Pillars Gin Distiller will walk you through the gin making process while you enjoy a comprehensive tasting of five award-winning gins from the Four Pillars range. You'll learn how each of their famous gin stills (affecteonality known as Wilma, Jude, Eileen and Beth — their "four pillars") perform the distilling process and walk away with an appreciation of how these modern Australian makers of gin have become so iconic. You'll also receive a bag of Four Pillars-branded goodies to take home with you on the day.

Option 2: Healesville Maker Session

This 2.5 hour experience includes everything in option 1 as well as giving you hands-on experience in making your own gin. You'll take part in the actual distillation of Four Pillars' newest micro-still Coral and distill your very own bottle of gin! (Which will be posted to your home after your trip). This is the perfect way to distill a unique bottle of Four Pillars Gin made just the way you like and with your very own hands.

Itinerary - Melbourne to Four Pillars Distillery by Helicopter

  • Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport
  • Fly past Mt Dandenong and over the Yarra Valley
  • Private landing at Healesville
  • Transfer to Four Pillars Distillery
  • Distillery Gin Masterclass or Healesville Maker Session (included)
  • Return by Helicopter from Essendon Airport

Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and off-street parking is available next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?

We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We can arrange helicopter pickups from regional airports including Lilydale, Coldstream, Barwon Heads, Torquay and others upon request. We unfortunately do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

When should I arrive?

For a relaxed experience, please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins.  

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 contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight to another day/time or provide a full refund.

Google says it's going to rain. Should I reschedule?

We will make a "Fly" or "No Fly" decision on the day of your flight. If bad weather is present on the day, we'll call or SMS you at least 2 hours prior to your booking.

There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on Google or Apple's weather forecast. These forecasts often change on the day (especially in Melbourne!) and we monitor live weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology every day before we fly. 

We'll do everything we can to get you flying on the day, wherever it is safe to do so

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.

What should I wear?

Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.

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.

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.

Do I need to be double vaccinated to fly?

We encourage all our passengers to be double vaccinated to fly.

Can I bring any luggage?

Light handbags and small backpacks weighing less than 5kg can be carried. For any larger items please contact us prior to your flight.

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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

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 flight?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 48 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.

Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.

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 a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?

Yes, within one month of purchase and as long as the Gift Voucher hasn't been used. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any Gift Vouchers refunded within this period.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Helen (Victoria, Australia)
Amazing experience from the get go!

Ed gave us the warmest welcome as soon as we met. He made us feel very comfortable for our first flight and was passionate about his work (which we loved). Loved his stories, his helicopter and this experience! What an incredible trip we had. Definitely recommend this. Don’t even think about it, just book it. You won’t have any regrets – I can promise you that.

Dom McCusker (Victoria, Australia)
How I want to start every weekend!

The whole experience was incredible! Ed was a fantastic pilot and the flight itself was an absolute dream. I can’t wait to do it again 🤩

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About Us

Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in scenic flights and winery tours by helicopter in Melbourne.

See all of Melbourne's famous landmarks on a 20 minute helicopter ride or take a sunrise flight and spot Hot Air Balloons over the city!

Fly to the Yarra Valley for wine tasting at Levantine Hill, lunch at Hubert Estate or our legendary Beers, Burgers & Gin experience.

Celebrate your anniversary with a 30 minute helicopter tour of the city and beaches or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne.

Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888

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