Helicopter ride around Melbourne CBD
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Melbourne Star during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
Station Pier during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
Albert Park Lake during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
Royal Botanic Gardens during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
Melbourne Spots Precinct during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
MCG during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.
Yarra River during a helicopter ride around Melbourne by Rotor One.

Melbourne City Scenic (Classic Melbourne)

Regular price$219 per person
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Rated one of the best things to do in Melbourne. A scenic helicopter tour over the CBD, St Kilda, Albert Park & MCG.

🕔 1 hour Experience
🚁 20 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 

Overview — Helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne's Best Landmarks & Tourist Attractions

Consistently rated as one of the best things to do in Melbourne, skip the queues and take a scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne's best landmarks and tourist attractions. On a 20 minute helicopter ride over Melbourne City you'll have panoramic views of Melbourne CBD, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park, the F1 Circuit at Albert Park, Yarra River and the MCG.

Take off from the helipad at Essendon Airport for Melbourne CBD and enjoy incredible scenic views of the city as you fly over Docklands and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel on your way towards Port Phillip Bay. Fly past St Kilda Beach and overhead the Formula 1 Circuit at Albert Park to cross the Yarra River with a spectacular view of Rod Laver Arena and the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from above.

Your scenic flight experience includes:

  • An exciting 20 minute scenic helicopter tour over Melbourne
  • 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 over Melbourne
  • Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
  • A flight path over Melbourne CBD including famous landmarks and tourist attractions in the city

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Itinerary — Helicopter tour over Melbourne CBD

Your helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne City will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over and around:

  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Docklands
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • F1 Circuit at Albert Park
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Melbourne Zoo

👉 Looking for a longer flight? See even more on our 30 minute Melbourne, City, Coastal & Beaches tour.

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.

With your camera ready, Docklands and the Melbourne Star will come into view as your bank left towards Melbourne's Southbank. With amazing views of Station Pier, Albert Park and St Kilda on your right and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Rod Laver Arena and MCG on your left, you'll have a hard time choosing which way to point the camera!

As your helicopter returns to Essendon Airport and 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 Flights 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 ride ideal for any occasion!

This scenic helicopter flight is an amazing experience that showcases Melbourne like never before. Whether you're looking for the perfect birthday present or anniversary ideanothing quite comes close to the spectacular views of Melbourne and its famous landmarks from above. The Melbourne City Scenic flight is uniquely tailored to couples and families and is a helicopter ride that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?

Rotor One - Melbourne City Scenic Flight - Gift Voucher

A Melbourne City Scenic 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 Scenic 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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Customer Reviews

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Miranda Marriott (Victoria, Australia)
Breathtaking Experience

I bought my father this as a gift as he loves flying and Ed went above and beyond our expectations! He was professional, friendly, informative (he knew lots of fun information about Melbourne!) and made extra touches to make it an even greater experience for us. Thank you Ed for this unforgettable experience - we were so impressed and my Dad raved about it all weekend!

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Matthew Wolens (Victoria, Australia)

Absolutely amazing

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Ravenna Degenaro (Victoria, Australia)
people have to do this at least once!

I surprised my bff with his dream coptor rode and not only was it exciting, it was breathtaking.
Seeing Melbourne like that's going to stay with me for this lifetime.
The city and beaches flight is breathtaking

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Rachel A (Victoria, Australia)
Loved it !

Our first ever experience on a helicopter ride and it was a wonderful experience. Our pilot as well as the staff were amazing and welcoming, explained everything in depth whilst making us feel very comfortable! Highly recommend flying with Rotor One.

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Nav (Victoria, Australia)
SURREAL EXPERIENCE

It was our first helicopter ride and an amazing experience. Our pilot was awesome and very enthusiastic explaining every single detail of the ride. We definitely recommend going for coastal area rides! Makes the whole ride even more worth it!

Thank you! will defs come back!

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Anh
Wonderful experience

Got this as a gift for our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed every moment of the helicopter ride. Our pilot Ed was super friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend!

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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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