Beers, Burgers & Gin in the Yarra Valley

Regular price$970 per person
An authentic pursuit of the best Beers, Burgers & Gin in Australia (probably the world!) and guaranteed to the least-pretentious helicopter tour in the Yarra Valley.

🕔 4 hour Experience
🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)
🍽️ 2.5 hours at Watts River, Monroe's & Four Pillars
🍺 Beer Paddle + 🍔 Burgers + 🥃 Gin Tasting 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 and escort you between venues

An exclusive tour of Watts River Brewery, Monroe's Burgers & Four Pillars Distillery in the Yarra Valley by Helicopter

Overview - Helicopter Ride to the Yarra Valley for Beers, Burgers & Gin

Take a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Healesville for a more authentic and down-to-earth tour in pursuit of the BEST Beers, Burgers and Gin the Yarra Valley. It's like a helicopter wine tour to the Yarra Valley but you don't need to wear loafers or a polo shirt.

🍺 BEERS at Watts River Brewery

Your first stop will be Watts River Brewery for BEERS. Founded and run by two families of mad keen brewers, Watts River Brewery has been crafting the Yarra Valley's best IPAs, Stouts and Pale Ales since 2016. Set in their very own 500L brewery around the corner from the Watts River, owners Aaron and Ben (or their wives if they've got a sneaky day off) will walk you through tasting paddles of 5 boutique beers and show you just how they get each brew so elegant and crispy.

Watts River Brewery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

🍔 BURGERS at Monroe's Burgers & Beers

Your second stop is the legendary Monroe's Burgers & Beers for BURGERS. With over 1,000 reviews on Google and burgers like the “Captain Sanders” and crazy weekly specials like the Indian inspired “Naan of your Business” and “The Homer” (a burger bun made out of donuts!) it's fair to say Monroe's Burgers are in a league of their own. Enjoy a unique burger creation cooked to perfection (aka medium) with loaded fries and chicken tendies on the side (why not??) and sit back while your tummy soaks up the sublime burger-y goodness.

Monroe's Burgers & Beers - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

🥃 GIN at Four Pillars Distillery

Your third and final stop is the world-renowned Four Pillars Distillery for GIN. Four Pillars Gin need no introduction as they've quickly become a household name in craft spirits being awarded the title of world's leading gin producer at the IWSC (yes, an actual competition for spirits) in 2019. Enjoy a comprehensive tasting of 5 signature Four Pillars Gin varieties in the very modern Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville and you're guaranteed to leave with warm and fuzzy feelings on the inside.
Four Pillars Gin Distillery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne
After this whirlwind 2.5 hour cultural and culinary experience on the ground, head back to the chopper for your helicopter ride to Melbourne. Fly over the (fancy) wineries in the Yarra Valley, past the Dandenong Ranges and over Melbourne's eastern suburbs landing back on the Helipad at Essendon Airport.

Itinerary — Beers, Burgers & Gin by Helicopter in the Yarra Valley

  • Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport
  • Fly past the Dandenong Ranges and over the Yarra Valley
  • Beer Tasting Paddle at Watts River Brewing
  • Burger & Fries at Monroe's Burgers & Beers
  • Gin Tasting Class at Four Pillars Distillery
  • Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport

Transfers between Watts River, Monroe's & Four Pillars in Healesville

The Beers, Burgers & Gin tour delivers an authentic and exclusive experience across three of Healesville's most iconic venues. We'll also arrange a car to transport you to each venue, unless you'd enjoy the 10 minute walk. You can expect the transit time between each venue by car to be less than 3 minutes.


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 call or SMS you at least 2 hours prior to your flight.

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 flights?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on up to 2 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 due to COVID-19?

If you're unable to fly with us due to a Covid restriction or isolation period, 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jessie G. (Victoria, Australia)
Beers, Burgers & Gin - Great Trip!

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!

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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 Zonzo 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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