Rotor One scenic helicopter flight over Brighton bathing boxes
Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure
Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over Station Pier
 Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over St Kilda Pier
 Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over Brighton Bathing Boxes
Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over Sandringham Marina
Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over Luna Park in St Kilda
Rotor One scenic helicopter ride over the Formula 1 Circuit in Albert Park
Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure
Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure

Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure

Regular price$279 per person
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A 30 minute scenic flight over Melbourne City and beaches flying over St Kilda, the famous Brighton Beach Boxes, Sandringham Marina and returning over Albert Park Lake and the MCG.

🕔 1 hour Experience
🚁 30 minute Private Flight
📸 Photoshoot included
👩🏻‍💼 From 2 - 4 People
✓ Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company
✓ Weather Guarantee - Reschedule or choose a full refund
✓ Private Flight - The helicopter is reserved just for you
✓ Luxury Helicopter - Leather seats & Air-Conditioning

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

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 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.

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What do people say about scenic Helicopter Tours with Rotor One?


Why people choose Helicopter Rides in Melbourne with Rotor One

✅ No-hassle booking policy: Reschedule or cancel up to 48 hours before your flight if your plans change - no questions asked.

✅ Weather guarantee: We'll reschedule your flight free of charge or provide a full refund if your flight is delayed due to the weather.

✅ Private flights: We reserve the entire Helicopter just for you.

✅ Photoshoot included: We reserve time before and after your flight to take photos of you in and around the helicopter.

✅ Helicopters with air conditioning: Stay comfortable on hot summer days and cold winter mornings in whatever you're wearing.

✅ Noise-cancelling headsets from Bose: Amazing sound quality designed to protect your hearing during the flight.

✅ Fly with our owner: Our owner Ed runs the company and often flies guests personally to ensure our experiences are truly special.

A scenic helicopter tour ideal for any occasion!

This scenic helicopter ride allows you to explore the best landmarks and tourist attractions in Melbourne, all in less than an hour and without ever needing to jump in a queue. The Melbourne City, Coast & Beaches flight is an extremely popular birthday or anniversary present and also a popular choice for engagement proposals with spectacular views of Melbourne CBD and over the beaches of Port Phillip Bay. This scenic helicopter ride over Melbourne is guaranteed to be a moment you, your partner or your family will remember for the rest of their lives.

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🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?

Rotor One - Melbourne City & Coastal Flight - 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 online or as a physical gift card in the mail.

Purchase a Gift Card for the Melbourne City & Coastal Beaches flight.

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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Fulvio Obregon (Victoria, Australia)
Amazing Experience

We had experienced a really good flight, the views were stunning. Being this our first flight in a Helicopter I was expecting a hard flight but it was so smooth, Ed is such a good person and pilot, he is so friendly and professional and was too kind helping us with the proposal from the beginning to the end, I really appreciate it. We definitely want to go again and flight with him.

We'd highly recommend this experience.

Thanks again Ed!

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Craig Fletcher (Victoria, Australia)
Brilliant

Absolutely stunning morning pilot was the best we have such a wonderful city do yourself a favour and see it from up high

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Maddison Maher (Victoria, Australia)
Incredible flight and experience

We had an incredible city and beaches flight with Ed. The flight was smooth, landmarks were well highlighted and the service was friendly. Wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending Rotor One and will be back again! Thanks team!

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Kim Rylatt (Victoria, Australia)
AMAZING VIEWS

It was a great day! Ed was a great pilot, safety first & smooth flight. Ed even flew to get the best pictures for my amazing brother Wayne. Thanks so much for an amazing flight!

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Mariette Carey (Victoria, Australia)
Brilliant!

Our flight with Ed was sheer joy from beginning to end. An unforgettable experience. The focus on safety was specific and clear and we knew we were in the best of hands. Rotor One was professional and welcoming from the very start and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks so much for a fabulous birthday present!

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Nadishani kumarage (Victoria, Australia)
It was an amazing experience. I have to my husband as a surprise. It was really surprise for him.

That was an amazing experience. My husband didn’t knew the places where we are going at leader. So it was a good surprise for him. And also Ed is a very good and friendly person. He enjoyed us very well. Really appreciate it. We would like to go again with Ed actually.

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About Us

Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in scenic flights and winery tours by helicopter in Melbourne.

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 wine tasting at Levantine Hill, lunch at Zonzo Estate or our legendary Beers, Burgers & Gin experience.

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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