Jack Rabbit Restaurant

Regular price$1,140 per person
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The perfect Bellarine Winery escape - A helicopter wine tour and fine-dining lunch at Jack Rabbit Restaurant.

🕔 4 hour Experience
🚁 35 minute Private Flight (each way)
🍽️ 2 hour Lunch with 3 Course Menu included
🍷 Glass of Wine included
📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)
🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company
🛂 Group Booking? Book for up to 10 People
🎁 Gift for someone? Buy as Gift Voucher

Helicopter Wine Tour to Jack Rabbit Winery - A Fine-Dining Lunch Experience on the Bellarine Peninsula

Overview - Winery Lunch at Jack Rabbit on the Bellarine

Sitting atop the Bellarine Peninsula with panoramic views of Melbourne and Geelong, Jack Rabbit has received multiple food, winery and tourism awards recognising their fine-dining and lunch menu at the House of Jack Rabbit Restaurant and the cool-climate wines picked directly from their vineyard making Jack Rabbit the perfect location to escape for a helicopter wine tour on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Jack Rabbit Winery is just a 35 minute scenic flight by helicopter from Melbourne where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Melbourne CBD, Avalon International Airport, the You Yangs mountain range and the City of Geelong before arriving for a private landing at the dedicated helipad nestled amongst the vineyard at Jack Rabbit.

Take a short stroll through the vineyard before arriving at Jack Rabbit Restaurant for a three course, a la carte lunch that also affords stunning water views over Corio Bay and allows you to take in views of Geelong, the You Yangs and even the Melbourne City skyline on a clear day — This really is one of the best views you’ll get on a winery lunch in Victoria.

Your Winery Lunch Experience at Jack Rabbit Restaurant

The Jack Rabbit Restaurant run by Executive Chef, Dwayne Bourke, has created a “gastronomic showpiece” on the Bellarine Peninsula which matches award-winning Jack Rabbit wines to a fine-dining lunch menu including smoked kangaroo loin, confit duck leg, sweetcorn fondant and warm pear and ginger quinoa cake just to name a few of their stunning lunch dishes. It’s worth noting that Jack Rabbit has also introduced a vegan menu to cater for guests looking for a vegan or gluten-free lunch menu.

Jack Rabbit is well known in Victoria for producing sophisticated cool-climate wines and to this point, Jack Rabbit Vineyard’s own winemaker, Nyall Condons, has been recognised as a rising star in the wine industry, receiving multiple awards for Jack Rabbit’s Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé & Cabernet Shiraz wine varieties, all of which are available to be paired with your la carte lunch at Jack Rabbit Restaurant.

Itinerary - Melbourne to Jack Rabbit Winery by Helicopter

  • Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport in Melbourne
  • Fly past Melbourne CBD, Avalon Airport, the You Yangs & Geelong
  • Private landing at Jack Rabbit Winery on the Bellarine Peninsula
  • Three course fine-dining lunch menu with wine at Jack Rabbit Restaurant
  • Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport

🎁 Looking to purchase a helicopter flight to the Bellarine Peninsula as a Gift?

Rotor One - Melbourne City Scenic Flight - Gift Voucher

A winery lunch at Jack Rabbit by helicopter is an exclusive and exciting gift  perfect for an upcoming anniversary or birthday celebration. Gift Vouchers can be purchased for up to 2 people and are sent online instantly. 

Purchase a Gift Voucher for a Winery Lunch at Jack Rabbit.

🍇 Looking for a different helicopter wine tour on the Bellarine Peninsula?

Choose from the best vineyards in the region with our unique selection of Bellarine Peninsula helicopter flights including:

For helicopter tours to a different wine region in Victoria, see our wine tours to Yarra Valley collection which includes a VIP Wine Tasting, Lunch & Art Experience at Hubert Estate.

 

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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N.P. (Victoria, Australia)
Jack Rabbit Winery by Helicopter - Service was exceptional

Took my girlfriend for a little birthday surprise! Service was exceptional, our pilot was super friendly and made sure we were comfortable the entire ride. We were taken to Jackrabbit Vineyard for lunch. Food and service there was also fantastic. Definitely will return!!!

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Lachlan Stevens
Sensational!

A truely magical experience to have a bird’s eye view of Melbourne’s beautiful bay coastline and cityscape.
Our pilot Ed was eloquent, gracious and informative as he flew us to Jack Rabbit winery.
A superb destination for lunch, the wine and menu won’t disappoint, with outstanding views across the bay.
Our pilot was particularly flexible and accommodating to our special requests which can only come from a unique business such as Rotor One.

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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