Helicopter Ride Over Melbourne Beaches - 30 Min Private Flight

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🎁 Gift Voucher for a Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City and Beaches of Port Phillip Bay

🕙  DURATION: 1 hour
🚁  FLIGHT TIME: 30 minutes
🎢  EXPERIENCE: Private Flight
👩🏻‍💼  PASSENGERS: 2 - 4 (Minimum of 2 required per booking)

Overview - Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD & Beaches 

A 30 minute helicopter ride over Melbourne CBD and iconic beaches of Port Phillip Bay. Your helicopter ride will fly over Melbourne City, Port Melbourne, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, Brighton Beach Boxes, the secret shipwreck at Black Rock and the Formula 1 Track at Albert Park.

This scenic flight combines the best aerial views over Melbourne and the Port Phillip Bay coast in a helicopter. As you lift off from the helipad at Essendon Airport you'll track past skyscrapers lining the CBD and fly low and slow down the coast over St Kilda, the iconic beach boxes at Brighton, the sunken J7 submarine at Sandringham Marina. On the way home enjoy this epic helicopter flight one last time before flying over the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with one last view of Melbourne City before flying back to the helipad at Essendon Airport.

Your scenic flight experience includes:

  • An exciting 30 minute scenic flight over Melbourne for you and up to 2 guests
  • 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
  • An experienced and courteous pilot who loves making people smile
  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views of Melbourne
  • Noise-cancelling headsets to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
  • A flight path over Melbourne City and Beaches including famous landmarks and tourist attractions

Itinerary - Scenic Flight over Melbourne CBD & Beaches

Your helicopter scenic flight departs from the Helipad at Essendon Airport flying over and around:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Melbourne Star
  • Docklands
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • Port Melbourne
  • Station Pier
  • St Kilda Beach
  • Luna Park
  • Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Sunken J7 Submarine at Sandringham Marina
  • F1 Circuit at Albert Park
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

What to expect — Melbourne by helicopter with Rotor One

If you've ever dreamt of flying over Melbourne from the comfort of a helicopter, now is your chance. Arrive at our hangar and relax with a drink in our lounge while your pilot walks through your flight and answers any questions.

Walk out onto the tarmac for a few photos with your helicopter with the Melbourne City skyline in the background. Your pilot will provide a short safety briefing before you jump onboard the helicopter for your scenic flight.

You'll hear the chatter of air traffic control as your helicopter picks up into a hover at the helipad before taking off to 1,500 feet (450 metres) and cruising at 185 km/h for an orbit of Melbourne CBD. As the Melbourne Star, Docklands and Eureka Tower come into view you'll bank left towards the coast where the flight starts to get really exciting.

Your helicopter will descend to 500 feet (150 metres) above the ground to fly you low and slow down the coast of Port Phillip Bay. Pass over St Kilda Pier and famous St Kilda Boardwalk on your way to the iconic Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes in all their stunning colours before flying an orbit over the sunken Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina.

Turn back towards Melbourne to fly the same amazing route from a different angle and this time with amazing views of Albert Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and the MCG on your way back to the helipad at Essendon.

As your helicopter touches down we guarantee you'll be left with a smile on your face... This is what makes our day and is the reason we love what we do at Rotor One.

Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and off-street parking is available next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

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 can arrange helicopter pickups from regional airports including Lilydale, Coldstream, Barwon Heads, Torquay and others upon request. We unfortunately do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

When should I arrive?

For a relaxed experience, please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins.  

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 call or SMS you at least 2 hours prior to your flight.

Google says it's going to rain. Should I reschedule?

We will make a "Fly" or "No Fly" decision on the day of your flight. If bad weather is present on the day, we'll call or SMS you at least 2 hours prior to your booking.

There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on Google or Apple's weather forecast. These forecasts often change on the day (especially in Melbourne!) and we monitor live weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology every day before we fly. 

We'll do everything we can to get you flying on the day, wherever it is safe to do so

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.

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.

Are there age restrictions for children?

We only recommend flights for children over 4 years of age and every child must occupy their own seat and pay the full seat price.

Do I need to be double vaccinated to fly?

We encourage all our passengers to be double vaccinated to fly.

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. Please contact us if you have any questions.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy 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 flights?

Yes, up to 48 hours before your departure time and on up to 2 occasions. Within 48 hours of your flight we make binding commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved for you on the day.

What happens if I cannot fly due to COVID-19?

If you're unable to fly with us due to a Covid restriction or isolation period, you can choose to reschedule your flight or receive a full refund.

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 my Gift Voucher?

Yes, within one month of purchase and as long as the Gift Voucher hasn't been used.

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