Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches
🕙 DURATION: 1 hour
🚁 FLIGHT TIME: 30 minutes
👩🏻💼 PASSENGERS: 1 - 3
🎁 GIFT VOUCHERS: Available
Overview - Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD & Beaches of Port Phillip Bay
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. Helicopter rides for 2 are perfect for couples, cost $250 per person and depart Essendon Airport.
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 and& the HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at Black Rock. On the way home enjoy this epic helicopter flight ne 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's city, beaches & coast
- A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you and up to 2 guests (our flights are not 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 experienced and courteous 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
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
- Eureka Skydeck
- Port Melbourne
- Station Pier
- St Kilda Beach
- Luna Park
- Brighton Beach Boxes
- Sunken J7 Submarine at Sandringham Marina
- HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at Black Rock
- 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. See if you can spot the sunken Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina before flying an orbit over the shipwreck of HMAS Cerberus in Half Moon Bay.
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.
Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher? 🎁
A Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight is a unique and exciting gift that's perfect for an upcoming birthday or wedding anniversary. Gift Vouchers can be purchased for up to 3 people and sent either online or as a physical gift card in the mail.
Purchase a Gift Card for the Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight.
This helicopter ride was an amazing experience, our helicopter pilot Ed (Edward) was very nice and accommodating, an unforgettable experience, would definitely ride with them again
My wife had a wish to celebrate he 50th birthday on a food and wine tour in Provence France, but Covid put a stop to that. I needed to find something that would be equally memorable and the trip out to Levantine delivered in every way.
I can highly recommend this for that really special occasion
We had an incredible time and made our great family memories on our Rotor One chopper ride. The whole team was great, friendly and made us feel welcome. Ed was a genius pilot. Ed also took us to the camo helicopter for my boys to learn little more. He made our experience great and safe. Thanks for an unforgettable morning. My boys and I didn’t wanted to land, and we can’t wait to go back up again soon. I highly recommend this type of activities for any family looking for something another level during school holidays. Peace ✌🏽
Booked a helicopter ride for my husband's birthday to leventine Hill winery for lunch and it was perfect. The staff went above and beyond, including the pilot. We will be using Rotor One again very very soon!!
We had an amazing time and made great family memories on our Rotor One chopper ride. The whole team was warm and friendly and made us feel really welcome. Ed was a fantastic pilot. He made the experience fun and safe. Thanks for an unforgettable morning. We didn’t want to land, and we can’t wait to go back up again soon.