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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Private helicopter tour to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary for an Australian Wildlife Experience

Regular price $1,490
Regular price $1,040 Sale price $1,490
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Your 4 - 6 hour Experience includes:

🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)

🏞️ Spectacular Aerial Views of Yarra Valley

🦘 Entry to Healesville Sanctuary

🐨 2 hour Guided Tour with Park Ranger

🍷 Wine Tasting + 🍽️ Gourmet Lunch (optional)

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

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Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary by Helicopter from Melbourne

Overview - Helicopter Tour to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

We invite you to Melbourne's most exclusive wildlife experience at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Your wildlife tour begins with stunning aerial views of Melbourne on a scenic helicopter flight to the Yarra Valley.

Your helicopter will then land at Hubert Estate Winery, where a private car will be waiting to take you to Healesville Sanctuary for a VIP guided tour of Melbourne's best Wildlife Park.

What to expect - Australian Wildlife Experience at Healesville Sanctuary

Upon arriving at Healesville Sanctuary, you'll be met by your private guide (and park ranger) who will escort you and your group on a VIP tour of Healesville Sanctuary's stunning bushland.

Go behind the scenes and experience the animals and their enclosures, and meet the keepers who look after them. You'll have the chance to see kangaroos, koalas, emus, platypuses, and other wildlife unique to Australia.

Expect one to two close encounters with kangaroos and koalas where you'll have a chance to meet them and, depending on how they're feeling, have an opportunity to feed them and snap a quick photo together.

Watch the Video: Australian Wildlife Experience at Healesville Sanctuary

Your VIP wildlife sanctuary tour also includes reserved seating for a Australia's only free-flight bird presentation, showcasing Australia's amazing bird species in an open-air amphitheater like never before.

At the conclusion of your amazing wildlife tour, your private chauffeur will transfer you back to Hubert Estate Winery. You'll then have the option to fly back to Melbourne, or optionally, indulge in a premium wine-tasting and gourmet lunch at one of Yarra Valley's best wineries.

What's included - Helicopter Ride to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

  • A spectacular 25-minute helicopter ride to the Yarra Valley
  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you
  • Return transfers to Healesville Sanctuary
  • 2 hour VIP guided tour of Healesville Sanctuary with a private guide
  • Wine-tasting and gourmet lunch at Hubert Estate (optional)

Special Add On: Wine tasting and gourmet lunch experience at Hubert Estate

Wine Tasting at St Hubert's Cellar Door

Upon arriving at Hubert Estate, you'll be treated to a premium wine-tasting experience at St Hubert's Cellar Door. You'll taste their full range of estate wines, and as guest of Rotor One, your tasting will be complemented with a light cheese platter.

Winery Lunch at Quarters Restaurant

After your wine tasting, your reserved table at Quarters restaurant will be ready for a gourmet lunch. Enjoy an Australian-European tasting menu featuring hearty vegetable dishes, local meats, fresh seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and handmade pasta.

Itinerary #1: Melbourne to Healesville Sanctuary (4 hours)

An example itinerary for our Healesville Sanctuary helicopter tours includes:

9:00am - Depart Essendon Airport
9:45am - Arrive at Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley
10:00am - Private transfer to Healesville Sanctuary
10:30am - Begin VIP Guided Tour (2 hour experience)
12:30pm - Transfer back to Hubert Estate)
12:45pm - Arrive at Hubert Estate for return flight
1:30pm - Arrive at Essendon Airport

Itinerary #2: Melbourne to Healesville Sanctuary with Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch at Hubert Estate (6 hours)

We highly recommend pairing your Healesville Sanctuary VIP Tour with a wine tasting and lunch Hubert Estate. This example itinerary includes:

9:00am - Depart Essendon Airport
9:45am - Arrive at Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley
10:00am - Private transfer to Healesville Sanctuary
10:30am - Begin VIP Guided Tour (2 hour experience)
12:30pm - Transfer back to Hubert Estate
12:45pm - Arrive at Hubert Estate
1:00pm - Begin wine-tasting and gourmet lunch experience
3:00pm - Depart Hubert Estate
3:30pm - Arrive at Essendon Airport

🎟️ 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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