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Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Ride

Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Ride

The best rated helicopter ride in Melbourne! A jam-packed helicopter flight over Melbourne CBD, Eureka Tower, St Kilda, Luna Park, Albert Park, MCG and more.

Regular price $207.00
Regular price $228.00 Sale price $207.00
per person
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Your 30 minute Experience includes:

🚁 20 minute Private Flight

🌇 Fly over Melbourne's Famous Landmarks

📸 Amazing Photo Opportunities

👫 We can groups of 2 - 6 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

Helicopter Ride over Melbourne CBD with Amazing Views of Melbourne's Best Landmarks and Tourist Attractions 

The ultimate 20 minute Melbourne helicopter ride designed exclusively for couples, families and visitors to Melbourne. Skip the queues and fly on a private helicopter ride for spectacular views of Melbourne's city skyline, architecture and popular landmarks.

Depart from our helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over Flemington Racecourse (home to the Melbourne Cup) and the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel on your way towards Port Phillip Bay.

You'll spot people swimming at St Kilda Beach, see the Formula 1 race track at Albert Park Lake, and even fly past the Melbourne Skydeck at Eureka Tower. 

You'll then soar over the Yarra River passing by Rod Laver Arena (home to the Australian Open), the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Melbourne Zoo (where we'll show you where the Elephant and Giraffe hang out!)

What will you see on a Melbourne City Helicopter Flight?

Our Melbourne helicopter tours explore Melbourne's amazing landmarks and famous attractions from above including:

  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Docklands
  • Eureka Tower
  • F1 Track at Albert Park
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Flight

What can I expect on a Melbourne City Helicopter Ride?

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.

With your camera ready, Docklands and the Melbourne Star will come into view as you 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 your 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 the reason we love what we do at Rotor One and why we're rated Melbourne's #1 Helicopter Tour Company.

What does a Melbourne Helicopter Ride include?

  • An exciting 20 minute scenic helicopter tour over Melbourne
  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne
  • A private helicopter reserved exclusively for you (your flight will not be shared)
  • Take as many photos and videos as you like during the flight
  • A courteous and experienced pilot who loves making people smile

How long does a Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Tour go for?

The Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Flight is a 20 minute private flight. However, if you'd like to see more of Melbourne's famous beaches and coastline, consider upgrading to our Melbourne City, Beaches & Coastal Adventure. This will extend your scenic flight time to 30 minutes and allow you to fly low over Melbourne's spectacular coastline and beaches including:

  • Station Pier
  • Luna Park
  • St Kilda Pier
  • St Kilda Beach
  • Elwood Beach
  • The Million-Dollar Mansions of Brighton
  • Brighton Beach Boxes
  • Hidden Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina

Upgrade to a 30 minute Melbourne Coastal & Beaches Tour

Scenic Flight over Melbourne City, Beach and Coast

What is the cheapest Helicopter Ride in Melbourne?

This 20 minute scenic flight around Melbourne City is one of the cheapest helicopter rides in Melbourne, with prices from just $299 per person. This is great value and the best way to experience Melbourne by helicopter without breaking the bank.

Can I book a Melbourne Helicopter Ride as a Gift?

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

  • 🧑‍✈️ Book a Kids Flight Experience: Give your child an exciting and educational gift with our Co-Pilot Helicopter Rides for Kids where your child is invited to fly as Co-Pilot in the helicopter!

How much does a Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Ride cost?

Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Ride Prices Per Person
2 People
Regular price $207.00
Sale price $207.00
3 People
Regular price $172.66
Sale price $172.66
4 People
Regular price $234.75
Sale price $234.75
5 People (Two Helicopters)
Regular price $186.20
Sale price $186.20
6 People (Two Helicopters)
Regular price $172.33
Sale price $172.33


Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your pickup 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 or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg 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.


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 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 Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • 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 83 reviews
    T. (Victoria, Australia)
    Melbourne City Scenic Helicopter Flight with Rotor One

    It’s was amazing ride and of course his name is Reuben nice guy look after really really good.

    Maria McGovern (Victoria, Australia)
    Melbourne City Scenic Experience with Rotor One

    I booked this for my Dad who was here on a visit from Ireland. We had to reschedule initially due to the weather, but the team were super helpful in getting us another time in short notice. Days after the helicopter ride, my Dad was still beaming and telling everyone about it! He said it was one of the best things he has ever done in his life!
    The pilot was excellent and made him feel really secure and comfortable. This was the perfect gift and one that he will remember forever!

    B.L. (Victoria, Australia)
    Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Melbourne City

    Was an amazing experience, I booked a flight for my partners 21st and she had an amazing time. The pilot was super experienced and made the flight even more enjoyable. Was a great experience so I’ll defiantly come back later to do this again.

    A.L.R. (Victoria, Australia)
    Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Melbourne City

    A lovely experience the pilot was very professional and friendly he made the experience very enjoyable

    M.S. (Victoria, Australia)
    Helicopter Ride Over Melbourne City

    Loved it so much!!

    Created great memories and pilot was very fun and sweet!
    Pilot made us feel very comfortable with our flight. Definitely recommend to everyone!!

    Misty Hampton (Victoria, Australia)
    Melbourne City Scenic Flight with Rotor One

    Massive thank you to Harry!
    We surprised our 10 year old son and he loved it.

    Rotor One - Melbourne Helicopter Rides

    We're proud to be Melbourne's #1 rated helicopter company with an exclusive selection of helicopter rides, wine tours and charter destinations in Melbourne.

    Experience Melbourne's iconic sights on a spectacular flight over Melbourne CBD, indulge in one of Yarra Valley's famed vineyards, or witness the breathtaking 12 Apostles from the sky.

    Mark your anniversary with our Couples Only Experience, or surprise your children with our Kid's Co-Pilot Experience — the best birthday gift they'll ever receive.

    We believe a helicopter ride is more than a flight — it's a breathtaking adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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