12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Bucket List Tour

Regular price $2,500.00


Melbourne to 12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road by Helicopter: The Ultimate Bucket List Tour

ūüēô¬† DURATION: 6 - 8¬†hours
ūüöĀ¬† FLIGHT TIME: 2.5¬†hours
ūüĎ©ūüŹĽ‚Äćūüíľ¬† 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¬†‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Mt Duneed Estate¬†or Clyde Park Vineyard¬†‚ÄĒ 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
shane clark (Victoria, Australia)
Absolutely perfect

What an awesome experience! Highly recommend. Really enjoyed our flight.

Sija (Victoria, Australia)
Proposal in Sky

This helicopter ride was an amazing experience, our helicopter pilot Ed (Edward) was very nice and accommodating, an unforgettable experience, would definitely ride with them again

Pierre van Rooyen (Victoria, Australia)
Special birthday

My wife had a wish to celebrate he 50th birthday on a food and wine tour in Provence France, but Covid put a stop to that. I needed to find something that would be equally memorable and the trip out to Levantine delivered in every way.

I can highly recommend this for that really special occasion


Kam Anand
Absolutely Great Experience

We had an incredible time and made our great family memories on our Rotor One chopper ride. The whole team was great, friendly and made us feel welcome. Ed was a genius pilot. Ed also took us to the camo helicopter for my boys to learn little more. He made our experience great and safe. Thanks for an unforgettable morning. My boys and I didn‚Äôt wanted to land, and we can‚Äôt wait to go back up again soon. I highly recommend this type of activities for any family looking for something another level during school holidays. Peace ‚úĆūüŹĹ

Ferah leimonitis (Victoria, Australia)
Amazing service!

Booked a helicopter ride for my husband's birthday to leventine Hill winery for lunch and it was perfect. The staff went above and beyond, including the pilot. We will be using Rotor One again very very soon!!

Karen Wright (Victoria, Australia)
Amazing experience

We had an amazing time and made great family memories on our Rotor One chopper ride. The whole team was warm and friendly and made us feel really welcome. Ed was a fantastic pilot. He made the experience fun and safe. Thanks for an unforgettable morning. We didn’t want to land, and we can’t wait to go back up again soon.

When should I arrive?

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

What should I wear?

You're welcome to wear any clothing that is appropriate to the weather.

Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Hangar 7 (Melbourne Heli) at Essendon Airport (Click for directions) and off-street parking is available.

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.

Do I need to be vaccinated to fly?

Yes, we require all guests to show proof of their Covid vaccinations upon arrival.

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.

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 call you at least 2 hours prior to your flight.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

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.

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.

Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or concierge@rotor.one if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

Can I reschedule my flights?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on up to 3 occasions. Within 48 hours of your flight we make binding commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved for you on the day.

What happens if I cannot fly to due COVID-19?

If you're unable to fly with us due to a Covid lockdown or restriction, you can choose to reschedule your flight or receive a full refund.

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 my Gift Voucher?

Yes, within one month of purchase and as long as the Gift Voucher hasn't been used.

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