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Four Pillars Distillery 2.0

Four Pillars Distillery 2.0

Experience Australia's best Gin on an exclusive helicopter tour from Melbourne to the Four Pillars Gin Distillery in Healesville.

Regular price $940
Regular price Sale price $940
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)

🥃 1.5 - 2.5 hour Gin Experience included

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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 distils 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

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How much does a Four Pillars Distillery 2.0 cost?

Four Pillars Distillery 2.0 Prices Per Person 1:00 PM Distillery Gin Masterclass (1.5 hrs) 8:00 / 9:00 AM Healesville Maker Session (2.5 hrs)
2 People
Regular price $940
Sale price $940
Regular price $990
Sale price $990
3 People
Regular price $863
Sale price $863
Regular price $930
Sale price $930


Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your pickup 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 or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg 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.


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 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 Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • 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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 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.

    James (Victoria, Australia)

    Ed was an absolute joy to fly with, he made our first flight a real special experience. We got to learn so much about the helicopter while enjoying incredible views of the city and country. We'll definitely be recommending this to all our friends!

    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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