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Grampians Peaks Helicopter Tour

Grampians Peaks Helicopter Tour

A half day scenic flight experience showcasing one of the best natural landscapes in Victoria.

Regular price $3,240
Regular price Sale price $3,240
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Your 5 - 7 hour Experience includes:

🚁 3 hour Private Flight

🍷Winery Stopover for Lunch and Wine Tasting

👩🏻‍💼 From 2 - 3 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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Half-Day Helicopter Tour from Melbourne to the Grampians.

Overview - A spectacular scenic flights to the Grampians with a lunch stopover at Pomonal Estate or Best's Wines

This half day adventure from Melbourne to the Grampians by helicopter showcases one of the most mesmerising natural landscapes in Australia. The Grampians are famous for beautiful hiking trails, spectacular waterfalls, abundant wildlife and Australia's largest outdoor gallery on the Silo Art trail. However, taking 3 hours by car to arrive from Melbourne, the Grampians have been difficult to explore in one day or less…. until now. 

Take this private VIP charter experience from Melbourne to the Grampians in a private helicopter. Reach the Grampians in just over an hour by helicopter to enjoy the magical landscape of the Grampian Mountains from the air. To make the day truly memorable, we'll stopover at one of the Grampians best-rated wineries for lunch and so you can sample the best wines in the region.

Your helicopter ride will fly you from Melbourne over the bustling regional townships of Ballarat, Ararat and Stawell before commencing a scenic aerial flight path over the iconic Grampians National Park. You'll spot popular landmarks across the Grampians National Park including Kyral Castle, Lake Burrumbeet, Halls Gap and the rolling hills of the Grampians wine region.

What to expect — Scenic Flights over Grampians by Helicopter

Your helicopter tour begins as you arrive at our hangar in Essendon Airport for your scenic flight from Melbourne to Grampians. You'll be greeted by your pilot and escorted to our guest lounge for a brief introduction and safety briefing.

Next, you'll walk out to the tarmac to board the flight. You are welcome to take photos with the helicopter and the beautiful Melbourne city skyline in the background. 

When you're ready for take-off, slip a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones and get comfortable in our climate controlled helicopter.

As you take off, it's not uncommon to see private jets and international aircraft landing and taking off from the Essendon and Melbourne Tullamarine Airports.

Your helicopter joy flight begins as you fly past the Western suburbs of Melbourne over Taylors Lake, Caroline Springs and Melton.

The aerial views continue over Ballarat township including Kyral Castle and Sovereign Hill and before you know it, the Grampians mountain range will be coming in to full view.

As you arrive at the Grampians National park you'll fly right into this amazing natural landscape and over all the must-see landmarks in the Grampians. You'll have stunning views of Halls Gap, Roses Gap, Pinnacle Lookout, Boroka Lookout, Clemantis Falls and Mackenzie Falls.

After orbiting the National Park land, you'll fly through Lake Bolac back to Melbourne. You'll be stunned by the natural beauty of the Grampians landscape.

This helicopter tour encompasses the most beautiful regional and natural areas of Victoria that are often overlooked by regular travellers. Experience a helicopter flight which takes you over many locations and landmarks in the Grampians.

Itinerary — Grampians Helicopters

Your scenic helicopter ride will take off from Essendon airport and fly over:

  • Baccus Marsh

  • Sunflower farm in Ballarat

  • Kyral Castle

  • Lake Burrumbeet Ballarat

  • Ararat

  • Pomonal Winery - Grampians Wine Region

  • Stawell airport

  • Stawell Gold fields

  • Halls GaP

  • Pinnacle Lookout

  • Lake Bellfield

  • Boroka Lookout

  • Grampians National Park

  • Roses Gap

  • Mackenzie Falls

  • Mt Rosea

  • Mt William

  • Lake Bolac

  • Melbourne

Helicopter Joy Flights To the Grampians Include:

  • A luxurious 1 hour and 30 minute return helicopter flight from Melbourne to the Grampians.

  • Spectacular aerial views of the Grampians and Victoria’s regional suburbs such as Ballarat, Ararat and Stawell.

  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you and up to 2 guests (our flights are not shared)

  • 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.

  • A knowledgeable and experienced pilot who loves making people smile.

  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views of regional Victorian suburbs and the Grampians.

  • Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to protect your ears and speak clearly amongst yourselves and with your pilot. 

Customise Your Grampians Helicopter Ride

Combine your half-day helicopter adventure with a stopover at a winery in the Great Western wine region.

Option 1 - Additional Stopover at Pomonal Estate in the Grampians Wine Region

Enjoy a stopover at Pomonal Estate for an exquisite winery lunch and wine tasting. Pomonal Estate is a recently established modern winery in the Grampians. The award-winning winery has a 3 acre vineyard nestled among the Grampians wine region.

Relax for up to 2 hours at Pomonal winery during your Scenic Grampians Helicopter Tour.

Option 2- Additional Stopover at Best’s Wines Great Western Winery in the Grampians

Request a stopover at Best's Wines and spend up to 2 hours enjoying lunch, tasting some of the finest wine in the region or taking a stroll among the vineyards. With their beginning tracing back to 1866, Best's Wines is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the Grampians Wine region.

Enjoy a wine tasting experience and/or lunch at a winery with a 150 year old wine history.

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🎟️ 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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    How much does a Grampians Peaks Helicopter Tour cost?

    Grampians Peaks Helicopter Tour
    2 People
    Regular price $3,240
    Sale price $3,240
    3 People
    Regular price $2,790
    Sale price $2,790

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