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12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne (RezdyConnect Test)

12 Apostles & Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour from Melbourne (RezdyConnect Test)

The ultimate Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles by Helicopter — One of Australia's most popular helicopter rides.

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Your 5 - 7 hour Experience includes:

🚁 1 hour 15 min Private Flight (each way)

📸 Amazing Aerial Views of the 12 Apostles

🥾 2 hours to explore 12 Apostles on foot

🍇 Lunch Stopover at Local Winery (optional)

🐧 Phillip Island Penguin Parade Drop-Off (optional)

👫 We fly groups of 2 to 30 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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Overview: 12 Apostles Helicopter Rides from Melbourne

12 Apostles helicopters depart daily from Melbourne taking just 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the 12 Apostles, compared to 4.5 hours when travelling by road. Perfect for travellers visiting Melbourne for just a few days, our 12 Apostles helicopter tours allow you to explore the Great Ocean Road and magnificent rock stacks of the 12 Apostles in just a few hours from Melbourne by helicopter.

Our private flights guarantee window seats with panoramic views of the entire shipwreck coast on your 12 Apostles helicopter tour. Enjoy a scenic flight over the 12 Apostles and famous shipwreck coast landmarks of Loch Ard Gorge, the Sentinel, the Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto and Bay of Islands dotted along the southern ocean.

After your helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles, your aircraft will make a private landing at the 12 Apostles Helipad for your opportunity to witness these magnificent rock formations, formed over millions of years, from the ground. Depending on the weather and your level of fitness, you can choose to spend your 2 hour stopover with either:

  • A short walk (7 minutes) from 12 Apostles Helicopters to the spectacular Castle Rock lookout for some of the best views of the beaches and coastline in Victoria and the Great Ocean Road.
  • A long walk (35 minutes) down the Gibson Steps (89 steps in each direction!) to access the beach where you can witness the beauty of the 12 Apostles up close as they rise from the sea. 

Inclusions: 12 Apostles Helicopters from Melbourne (Great Ocean Road Scenic Flight)

  • A spectacular 1 hour 15 minute helicopter ride from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles.
  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you (your flight will not be shared).
  • A private landing and stopover directly at 12 Apostles helicopters.
  • Amazing photo opportunities during your 12 Apostles scenic flight and on the ground.
  • A courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
  • winery stopover on your return from 12 Apostles to Melbourne (optional)
  • A Phillip Island stopover on your return from 12 Apostles to witness the Penguin Parade (optional)

12 Apostles by Helicopter from Melbourne - Helicopter Ride

Itinerary #1: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour (5 hour experience)

Our 12 Apostles helicopters depart daily from Essendon Airport offering direct flights and a 5 hour experience including:

  • 09:00 - Depart Essendon Airport on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride flying past Melbourne CBD enroute to the Great Ocean Road and Port Campbell National Park.
  • 10:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch and London Bridge before turning around to enjoy the same route in the other direction.
  • 10:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 2 hours viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground. Take a short walk to the lookouts or a long walk down the Gibson Steps to see the 12 Apostles at sea level.
  • 12:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
  • 13:45 - Arrive back to Essendon Airport.

     

    Itinerary #2: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour with Winery Stopover (7 hour experience)

    We highly recommend pairing your 12 Apostles helicopter tour with a stopover at one of the award-winning wineries on the Great Ocean Road with our 7 hour experience. We'll arrange a private landing and lunch reservation at Mount Duneed Estate, Jack Rabbit Restaurant or Terindah Estate so you can enjoy a wine tasting and three course lunch on your return flight to Melbourne:

    • 09:00 - Depart on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride from Melbourne.
    • 10:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles including Loch Ard Gorge, the Arch and London Bridge
    • 10:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 1 hour viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground.
    • 11:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
    • 12:30 - Private landing at a Great Ocean Road winery for lunch (meals and wine tasting charged separately).
    • 14:45 - Depart the winery on your scenic flight back to Melbourne.
    • 15:45 - Arrive back to Essendon Airport.

      Itinerary #3: Melbourne to 12 Apostles Helicopter Tour with Phillip Island Stopover for the Penguin Parade (5 hour experience)

      Visit two of Australia's world heritage-listed landmarks in a single day by combining your 12 Apostles helicopter ride with a stopover at Phillip Island to discover the famous Penguin Parade with our 7 hour do-it-all experience.

      We'll extend your private helicopter ride to include a scenic flight and private landing at Phillip Island Helicopters just in time for the Penguin Parade - The largest little Penguin colony in the world making their daily dash home across the beach at sunset on Phillip Island. You can then choose to arrange an overnight stay in Phillip Island, or we can recommend a limousine company for a relaxing 1 hour and 30 minute drive back to Melbourne.

       

      • 13:00 - Depart on your 12 Apostles helicopter ride from Melbourne.
      • 14:15 - Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles.
      • 14:30 - Land at 12 Apostles Helicopters and spend up to 1 hour viewing the 12 Apostles on the ground.
      • 15:30 - Depart 12 Apostles Helicopters.
      • 17:00 - Land at the Phillip Island Helipad.
      • 17:15 - Ground transport to Penguin Parade (booked and charged separately).
      • 18:00 - Witness the famous Penguin Parade at sunset (booked and charged separately).
      • 20:00 - Limousine transfer back to Melbourne (booked and charged separately).

       

      🎟️ Important Booking Information

      Where are you located?

      Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your departure point will either be Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields or the Essendon Passenger Terminal depending on your flight. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for your departure location. Both locations have off-street parking available.

      When should I arrive?

      Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

      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. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

      Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

      There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

      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 130kg (300lb) or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg (530lb) combined, please contact us prior to booking.

      What is the minimum age requirement for children?

      Children aged 2 years or older can occupy their own seat. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

      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 on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

      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, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please contact us if you have any questions.

      Do you provide a wheelchair for disabled passengers?

      We partner with Fisher Lane Mobility in Melbourne, which provides wheelchair rental as well as delivery and pickup services from our hangar. Wheelchairs can only be carried in larger aircraft suitable for 4 or more passengers as they include a cargo hold. Please contact FLM to confirm availability of a suitable wheelchair for your planned date of travel.

      ☔ Bad Weather & Cancellation Policy

      What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

      • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
      • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather or an operational issue and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf..

        Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

        • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

        Are Buy Now, Book Later and Gift Vouchers refundable?

        • Buy Now, Book Later and Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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