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 (your flight will not be shared)
- A luxury helicopter with leather seats and air-conditioning for your comfort
- Take as many photos as you like 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
Itinerary — Helicopter tour over Melbourne CBD (20 minute scenic flight)
Your 20 minute helicopter scenic flight over Melbourne City will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly over and around:
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
- Eureka Skydeck
- F1 Circuit at Albert Park
- Shrine of Remembrance
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Rod Laver Arena
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Melbourne Zoo
UPGRADE YOUR FLIGHT to 30 minutes flight time and explore Melbourne's Beaches and Coastline
Extend your scenic flight to 30 minutes and enjoy spectacular aerial views of Melbourne's beaches and coast. You'll fly low and slow over the iconic landmarks located along Port Phillip Bay including:
- Station Pier
- Luna Park
- St Kilda Pier
- St Kilda Beach
- The Million-Dollar Mansions of Brighton
- Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes
- Hidden Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina
👉 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 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 what makes our day and is the reason we love what we do at Rotor One.
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.
✅ 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 special occasion including a birthday or anniversary.
Looking to celebrate your partner's birthday or anniversary? Our Birthday & Anniversary Experience for Couples includes champagne on arrival, mini-photoshoot and HD video recording of your entire flight.
Looking for an exciting and educational gift for your child? Our Co-Pilot Birthday Experience For Kids allows your child is invited to fly as Co-Pilot to learn how helicopters fly and even help their Pilot start the helicopter!
🎁 Looking to purchase this flight as a Gift Voucher?
If you're searching for helicopter rides near me, 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 online instantly after purchase.
Helicopter Experience in Melbourne
If you're flying from Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth or elsewhere in Victoria, cheap airfares to Melbourne will land at Tullamarine Airport which is less than 10 minutes by car from Rotor One at Essendon Airport. Use your flight tickets to Melbourne as the perfect invitation to discover the city from a completely different perspective on a classic Melbourne Scenic helicopter tour.
🚁 Looking for a different helicopter tour in Melbourne?
See our exciting Melbourne scenic flights collection showing off the very best parts of Melbourne by helicopter including:
- a longer 30 minute ride over Melbourne's City & Beaches
- a 45 minute scenic flight around Mornington Peninsula
- a 1 hour and 30 minute helicopter ride around Phillip Island
- a half-day VIP experience from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles, or
- our exclusive flight over Melbourne at sunrise Hot-Air Balloon style
I got my son & partner this flight for Christmas and they both loved it! Seeing the city from so high up my son was amazed and he loved spotting a bunnings! Edward showed them so much and they both enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended
The best experience all round! Ed was so lovely and really made our trip special! He took time to take photos of us before we took off and gave an informative tour, as well as giving us a Polaroid photo each as a keep sake. 100% recommend
Visited this place with my Best Friend & had a really great helicopter tour with the Experienced & Fantastic Pilot LOVEL, Highly Recommended ❤️
Was absolute fantastic experience in the sky, my girlfriend loved it for her 20th Birthday, thank you!
Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888
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