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Beers, Burgers & Gin (Helicopter Pub Crawl)

Beers, Burgers & Gin (Helicopter Pub Crawl)

An authentic pursuit of the best Beers, Burgers & Gin in Australia and guaranteed to be the least-pretentious helicopter tour in the Yarra Valley.

Regular price $772.00
Regular price Sale price $772.00
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 25 minute Private Flight (each way)

🍽️ 2.5 hours at Watts River, Monroe's & Four Pillars

🍺 Beer Paddle + 🍔 Burgers + 🥃 Gin Tasting included

👩🏻‍💼 We can fly groups of 3 - 14 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon (25 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

An exclusive Helicopter Pub Crawl for Beers, Burgers & Gin in the Yarra Valley

Overview - Helicopter Pub Crawl to Watts River Brewery, Monroe's Burgers & Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville

Take a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Healesville for a more authentic and down-to-earth tour in pursuit of the BEST Beers, Burgers and Gin the Yarra Valley. It's like a helicopter wine tour to the Yarra Valley but you don't need to wear loafers or a polo shirt.

🍺 BEERS at Watts River Brewery

Your first stop will be Watts River Brewery for BEERS. Founded and run by two families of mad keen brewers, Watts River Brewery has been crafting the Yarra Valley's best IPAs, Stouts and Pale Ales since 2016. Set in their very own 500L brewery around the corner from the Watts River, owners Aaron and Ben (or their wives if they've got a sneaky day off) will walk you through tasting paddles of 5 boutique beers and show you just how they get each brew so elegant and crispy.

Watts River Brewery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

🍔 BURGERS at Monroe's Burgers & Beers

Your second stop is the legendary Monroe's Burgers & Beers for BURGERS. With over 1,000 reviews on Google and burgers like the “Captain Sanders” and crazy weekly specials like the Indian inspired “Naan of your Business” and “The Homer” (a burger bun made out of donuts!) it's fair to say Monroe's Burgers are in a league of their own. Enjoy a unique burger creation cooked to perfection (aka medium) with loaded fries and chicken tendies on the side (why not??) and sit back while your tummy soaks up the sublime burger-y goodness.

Monroe's Burgers & Beers - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

🥃 GIN at Four Pillars Distillery

Your third and final stop is the world-renowned Four Pillars Distillery for GIN. Four Pillars Gin need no introduction as they've quickly become a household name in craft spirits being awarded the title of world's leading gin producer at the IWSC (yes, an actual competition for spirits) in 2019. Enjoy a comprehensive tasting of 5 signature Four Pillars Gin varieties in the very modern Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville and you're guaranteed to leave with warm and fuzzy feelings on the inside.

Four Pillars Gin Distillery - Helicopter Tours & Pub-Crawls from Melbourne

After this whirlwind 2.5 hour cultural and culinary experience on the ground, head back to the chopper for your helicopter ride to Melbourne. Fly over the (fancy) wineries in the Yarra Valley, past the Dandenong Ranges and over Melbourne's eastern suburbs landing back on the Helipad at Essendon Airport.

Itinerary — Beers, Burgers & Gin by Helicopter in the Yarra Valley

  • Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport
  • Fly past the Dandenong Ranges and over the Yarra Valley
  • Beer Tasting Paddle at Watts River Brewing
  • Burger & Fries at Monroe's Burgers & Beers
  • Gin Tasting Class at Four Pillars Distillery
  • Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport

🚶Transfers between venues on the Beers, Burgers & Gin tour

Getting between each venue is about 10 minutes on foot and this is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and walk off all that great beer and burger goodness.

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How much does a Beers, Burgers & Gin (Helicopter Pub Crawl) cost?

Price per person
3-4 People
Regular price $918.33
Sale price $918.33
5 - 9 People (Two Helicopters)
Regular price $612.88
Sale price $612.88
10 - 14 People (Three Helicopters)
Regular price $591.28
Sale price $591.28
2 People
Regular price $772.00
Sale price $772.00


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 2 reviews
      Rob Davis (Victoria, Australia)

      What a brilliant day, Ed is such a great host , lovely guy and a great pilot. One of the best experiences we've had, thanks Ed and rotor one, we will be back !!

      Jessie G. (Victoria, Australia)
      Beers, Burgers & Gin - Great Trip!

      What a great day from start to finish and a way to kick off 2022!
      With so many Heli winery trips out there i was waiting to find one that was a little more relaxed and different so was thrilled to see the Brewery, Burgers & Gin tour! From the moment i contacted Rotor One to ask some questions and book, their customer service and communication was great, friendly and always helpful which made the decision to spend this money a lot easier knowing we would be in great hands. Each venue looked after us well and our pilot made sure personally that our day was running smoothly. Definitely felt like VIP's for the day with Rotor One as well as all the other venues we visits.
      Our pilot Ed was awesome! Went above and beyond all day to ensure we had a great trip. He was very friendly and easy to get along with. He is a great pilot, the flight was so smooth and flawless. Ed was attentive and knowledgeable and able to point out a lot of sights along our flight. He is a pure natural and helps make the experience what it is.
      You will not be disappointed, It was a day to remember!

      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