Grampians Peaks Helicopter Tour

Regular price$2,790 per person
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A half day scenic flight experience showcasing one of the best natural landscapes in Victoria.

🕔 5 Hour Experience
🚁 3 Hour Private Flight
🍷Winery Stopover for Lunch and Wine Tasting
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🥇 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. 

We'll also fly you over the famous painted silos to experience the Silo Art trail from the air. These stunning aerial views are the perfect aerial photography opportunity that can only be experienced from the comfort of a helicopter.

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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Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 15 from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

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 3 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 😁)

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 or provide a full refund.

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 you have any guests weighing over 120kg or a combined passenger weight of 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.

What safety standards do you have in place?

Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.

Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or concierge@rotor.one if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

Can I reschedule my flight?

Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.

Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?

Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.

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 a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?

Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One<.

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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About Us

Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in helicopter rides, scenic flightswinery tours and helicopter charter in Melbourne.

Hire a helicopter to 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 lunch at Hubert Estate, wine tasting at Levantine Hill or gin tasting at Four Pillars Distillery.

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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