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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 $666.00
Regular price Sale price $666.00
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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 (25 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?

Price 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 $666.00
Sale price $666.00
Regular price $701.00
Sale price $701.00
3 People
Regular price $611.33
Sale price $611.33
Regular price $658.66
Sale price $658.66


Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building.

When should I arrive?

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

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 do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

What is the minimum age requirement for children?

Children aged 2 years and older can fly. 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 😁)

I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?

All our scenic and winery flights are private and require a minimum of two people, except for our Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience. You can book two seats on a scenic or winery flight if you'd like the helicopter to yourself.

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. We unfortunately cannot provide refunds on flights eligible to be rescheduled.

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, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.

Why do I need to provide my weight?

We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If any guests are over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 weighs more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.

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.

Can I bring any luggage?

Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small baggage compartment under your seat. We're not able to carry any rigid suitcases or airplane carry-on size rolling luggage.

Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

Yes, however 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. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights. If you'd like to arrange wheelchair rental for your flight, please contact Fisher Lane Mobility to confirm availability and request their delivery and pickup service to our hangar.


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

  • We really, really want you to enjoy your helicopter experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight.
  • Occasionally, bad weather on the day of your flight may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled (i.e. low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds).
  • We’ll contact you on the day if we need to reschedule your flight, and work with you to find a new date or time.
  • We unfortunately cannot provide refunds on flights eligible to be rescheduled. However, your booking can be transferred to another person, or converted to a Gift Voucher to be used towards any flight with Rotor One.

Can I reschedule or cancel my booking?

  • You can reschedule or cancel your flight up to 72 hours before your departure time.
  • Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any booking cancelled at your request.
  • We unfortunately cannot reschedule or cancel flights with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.
    Please contact us on (03) 7065 1888 or to make changes to your booking.


      Pre-Flight Safety Briefings

      • Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.

      Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews

      • All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.

      Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data

      • All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.

      Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)

      • Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.

      Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections

      • Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.

      Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services 

      • All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.

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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 🤩

      Rotor One - Melbourne Helicopter Rides

      We're proud to be Melbourne's #1 rated helicopter company with an exclusive selection of helicopter rides, wine tours and charter destinations in Melbourne.

      Experience Melbourne's iconic sights on a spectacular flight over Melbourne CBD, indulge in one of Yarra Valley's famed vineyards, or witness the breathtaking 12 Apostles from the sky.

      Mark your anniversary with our Couples Only Experience, or surprise your children with our Kid's Co-Pilot Experience — the best birthday gift they'll ever receive.

      We believe a helicopter ride is more than a flight — it's a breathtaking adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

      Have a question?

      Call us on (03) 7065 1888