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Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure

Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure

A 30 minute scenic flight over Melbourne City & Beaches flying over St Kilda, the famous Brighton Beach Boxes & Sandringham Marina.

Regular price $252.00
Regular price $273.00 Sale price $252.00
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Your 30 minute Experience includes:

🚁 30 minute Private Flight

🌇 Fly over Melbourne's Famous Landmarks

📸 Amazing Photo Opportunities

🏙️ Window Seats Guaranteed

👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 We can fly up to 10 People

🧍 Flying Solo? Book a Single Seat

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches 

Overview - Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD & Beaches of Port Phillip Bay

A 30 minute helicopter ride that combines the best aerial views over Melbourne CBD and the iconic beaches of Port Phillip Bay.

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 Brighton Beach Boxes and even a sunken submarine from World War 1 at Sandringham Marina. On the return leg enjoy this epic coastal flight path one last time before flying over Luna Park, the Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with a spectacular views of the Yarra River, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square in Melbourne's CBD.

Your scenic flight experience includes:

  • An exciting 30 minute scenic flight over Melbourne's city, beaches & coast
  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you and your guests (your flight will not be 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
  • An courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile
  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views of Melbourne
  • Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
  • A flight path over Melbourne City and Beaches including famous landmarks and tourist attractions
Melbourne Helicopter Ride over City, Beaches & Coast with Rotor One

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's Beaches 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 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.

A scenic helicopter ride ideal for any special occasion including a birthday, anniversary or proposal.

Our Melbourne Helicopter Tours are often booked as a surprise birthday or anniversary gift, and even an engagement proposal, and we'll keep everything a secret right up until they arrive! You can also choose to:




🏷️ Pricing Information

How much does a Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure cost?

Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure
2 People
Regular price $251.50
Sale price $251.50
3 People
Regular price $215.66
Sale price $215.66
4 People
Regular price $251.25
Sale price $251.25
5 People (Two Helicopters)
Regular price $222.40
Sale price $222.40
6 People (Two Helicopters)
Regular price $208.00
Sale price $208.00

🎟️ 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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 122 reviews
    N.J. (Victoria, Australia)
    Amazing private Melbourne City Helicopter Ride

    I was looking for a birthday present for my partner’s 30th. Was hesitating between Hot air balloon and Private helicopter ride. After i’ve done a research, my gut and brain told me heli ride for sure. And it has to be with rotorone.!! Rotor one seemed to have the best reviews out of them all.

    And let me tell you, it did not disappoint us🤍
    The whole experience was amazing from start to finish.
    -First of all, booking was easy and clear. Check out their website, all the essential info is there. They also got instagram for you to check out other people’s experience so that you can imagine what yours is going to look like. You have a few options of tours. Like Melbourne city, Yarra Valley, or Melbourne city at Sunrise with door open. I chose 30min Melbourne City and bay area.

    -After i booked, i had to reschedule my ride. The customer service was super fast and reliable. They let you reschedule the flight up to 48hours before booked period.
    -When we arrived, Ed the owner and the pilot made us feel so comfortable right away and also showed us the hangar before we fly. He is highly professional yet casual, making us feel safe and relaxed. Plus tailored the experience to make it even more special by flying above our apartment building to surprise the birthday man!!
    -During the heli ride, it was SOOOOO S M O O T H, period. If you are scared of height, just do it!! Because i am too but it was not scary at all. The view was so worth it. Your excitement will make you forget about everything else. Time also flies when you’re up there so i recommend booking the 30min one.

    -We were lucky to fly on a very nice and sunny day. Also, we decided to get the extra service of getting our video record for the whole flight, worth it🤍.
    -After the ride finished, we got a small gift which was a poraloid photo that Ed sneakily took for us!

    -Next time, we’re going to do the Sunrise with the door open with Rotoeone.

    *****If you are hesitating, book it! It worth every cent! “private heli ride, amazing scenery, superb customer service, and specially tailored for you”.

    J.F. (Victoria, Australia)
    Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Helicopter Adventure with Rotor One

    If you’re looking for a gift for your spouse then this is definitely the one for my Poly people 🇼🇸🇹🇴🇳🇺🇫🇯🇨🇰🇳🇿 ! My wife and I flew with Pilot Reuben ! He has 15 yrs of experience ! And a very skilled photographer haha the man he gave us a tour from Essendon Fields, past the CBD towards Brighton beach ! Chucked a Uey on a 45 degree angel HAHA 😅 and back up through the CBD ! Worth the arm and leg payment 😂 will and have been recommending this to our family and friends ! Thanks a lot fam ! God bless 🔥

    PJ (Victoria, Australia)
    Rotor One's Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Helicopter Tour

    Brilliant experience of seeing Melbourne from above.

    J.D. (Victoria, Australia)
    Beach Helicopter Tour with Rotor One

    We did the city and beach tour together with our amazing pilot. Very clear and friendly explanations. Very smooth flight and landing. Overall a great experience.

    M.C. (Victoria, Australia)
    Very Well Organized Helicopter Flight with Rotor One

    Very well organized and safe flight. Wonderful view of the city.

    C.A. (Victoria, Australia)
    Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure with Rotor One

    My mom, girlfriend and myself got an amazing time. I would recommend Rotor One for an aerial experience. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable.
    Looking forward to do it again on a different route.

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