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Phillip Island Helicopter Tour

Phillip Island Helicopter Tour

See the best of Phillip Island in less than 2 hours from Melbourne on this breathtaking scenic helicopter ride.

Regular price $1,090
Regular price Sale price $1,090
per person
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Your 2 hour Experience includes:

🚁 1 hour 30 minute Private Flight

🔭 See all Phillip Island's famous landmarks

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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Scenic Helicopter Flight from Melbourne to Phillip Island

Overview - A spectacular helicopter ride from Melbourne to Phillip Island and flying along the coast of Port Phillip Bay.

See the best of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and Phillip Island on this extended helicopter ride from Melbourne to Phillip Island. This 1 hour and 30 minute scenic helicopter flight takes you past Melbourne CBD and over Melbourne’s famous coastline to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria, Phillip Island.

Experience a special helicopter ride that is jam-packed with popular landmarks and magnificent scenery across Melbourne and Phillip Island that is best seen from the air in a helicopter. Departing Melbourne, your helicopter ride to Phillip Island will deliver spectacular aerial views of Melbourne CBD, the Brighton Beach Boxes, Mornington coastline and Seal Rocks, where you might even spot Australian Fur Seals relaxing amongst the waves.

What to expect — A luxurious scenic helicopter ride with 360 degree panoramic views of Phillip Island.

Your Phillip Island helicopter scenic flight experience begins in Melbourne at Essendon Airport. Walk out onto the tarmac and take some photos in front of your private helicopter with the Melbourne city skyline in the background. Your pilot will provide a short safety briefing before you board your flight and slip on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. You’ll be seated comfortably in our helicopter that is climate-controlled and will be adjusted to your preference before take-off.

Your Phillip Island adventure begins as you fly past Melbourne City while enjoying spectacular views of the MCG Albert Park, St Kilda, and Luna park. Your pilot will then cruise low and slow along the beaches and coast of Port Phillip Bay where you’ll spot popular landmarks like the Brighton Beach Boxes, a sunken J7 submarine at Sandringham Marina, the HMAS Cerberus shipwreck at Black Rock and Ricketts Point marine sanctuary.

Your Phillip Island scenic flight will continue along the coast past Mornington Pier, Mount Eliza and the famous Red Hill wine region before Phillip Island comes into view.

As you fly towards Phillip Island you’ll first spot the famous Seal Rocks, home to over 30,000 Australian fur seals throughout the year. See if you can spot a few fur seals lounging on the rocks while basking in the sun and drizzle of the waves.

You'll also have an amazing view of Summerland Beach and the home to the famous Penguin Parade, protected wildlife sanctuary and one of largest “little” Penguin Colonies in the world.

That’s not all though, there’s still plenty more for you to see! Your pilot will continue past Pyramid Rock and over the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, where you'll get a first-class view of the famous superbike race track from above.

On your way around the eastern side of Phillip Island you’ll have magnificent views of the San Remo bridge (which connects Phillip Island to the rest of Victoria), the fishing village of Rhyll and finally the beautiful Red Rock Beach, a bustling summer hotspot in Cowes before heading back for Melbourne on your return journey.

This Phillip Island scenic helicopter ride offers some of the best aerial views Phillip Island has to offer on a relaxing 1 hour and 30 minute round trip from Melbourne, Australia. The best way to experience Phillip Island in just over an hour is on this scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne.

Helicopter Ride to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Itinerary — Scenic Flights over Phillip Island by Helicopter

Your scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne to Phillip Island takes off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and is a jam packed sightseeing tour including awesome views of:


  • Melbourne CBD

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

  • Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Formula 1 GP Circuit at Albert Park

  • St Kilda Pier

  • Luna Park

  • Brighton Beach Boxes

  • Sunken J7 Submarine at Sandringham Marina

  • HMAS Cerberus Shipwreck at Black Rock

  • Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Mornington Peninsula

  • Mount Eliza

  • Mornington Peninsula Bathing Boxes

  • Arthur’s Seat

  • Red Hill Wine Region

Phillip Island

  • Seal Rock

  • The Nobbies & Penguin Parade

  • Summerland Bay

  • Pyramid Rock

  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

  • Surf Beach

  • Cape Woolamai

  • San Remo Bridge

  • Rhyll Inlet

  • Cowes

  • Red Rock Beach

Your Phillip Island Helicopter Ride Includes:

  • A luxurious 1 hour and 30 minute scenic helicopter flight over Melbourne CBD, Port Phillip Bay and Phillip Island.

  • Spectacular aerial views of Phillip Island’s most famous landmarks including Seal Rocks, the Nobbies, Phillip Island Race Track, San Remo Bridge, Cape Woolamai and Red Rock beach.

  • 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.

  • A knowledgeable and experienced pilot who loves making people smile.

  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and Phillip Island (and some Australian fur seals)

  • Premium noise-cancelling headsets from Bose to protect your ears and speak clearly amongst yourselves and with your pilot.

Customise Your Scenic Flight - Phillip Island Helicopters

Looking to combine your Phillip Island helicopter scenic flight with an amazing experience? Choose from the the following options:

Option 1 - One way trip to watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Convert your Phillip Island flight into a one way trip to land at Phillip Island Airport to watch the Penguin Parade or spend the night on Phillip Island. The Penguin Parade experience takes place in the evenings and the last departure from Melbourne is at 4pm. Guests can carry up to 7kg of luggage in the helicopter. Please note this flight option is one-way only from Melbourne to Phillip Island and we can help we can help with arranging a return transfer to Melbourne by car or by helicopter the next day.

Option 2 - Additional stopover for Lunch at Phillip Island Winery

Land directly at one of the most iconic wineries on Phillip Island for a delicious gourmet lunch and wine tasting experience. We can accommodate a 2 hour stop-over for you to enjoy lunch, taste some wine and explore the vineyard before boarding the helicopter for you return flight to Melbourne. Please note meals and wine tasting are priced separately and can be ordered directly at the venue.

Option 3 - Helicopter Transfers to Phillip Island Circuit

Fly directly by helicopter from Melbourne to Phillip Island circuit and land directly at the race track for your motorcycle ride day or BMW driving experience

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🎟️ Important Booking Information

Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your departure 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 (300lb) or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg (530lb) 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.

☔ Bad Weather & Cancellation Policy

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 or an operational issue 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 Buy Now, Book Later and Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • Buy Now, Book Later and 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 2 reviews
    Maulik Gohel (Victoria, Australia)
    Amazing helicopter ride over Phillip Island

    We took the Phillip Island helicopter ride with Rotor One and it was amazing! We flew from Melbourne and had saw the penguin parade beach and also phillip island race track! Can't recommend Rotor One highly enough. This helicopter flight to Phillip Island was once in a lifetime and the price was very reasonable considering the time you get to spend in the air! Thanks so much for a great time!

    Maulik Gohel (Victoria, Australia)
    Amazing helicopter ride over Phillip Island

    We took the Phillip Island helicopter ride with Rotor One and it was amazing! We flew from Melbourne and had saw the penguin parade beach and also phillip island race track! Can't recommend Rotor One highly enough. This helicopter flight to Phillip Island was once in a lifetime and the price was very reasonable considering the time you get to spend in the air! Thanks so much for a great time!

    How much does a Phillip Island Helicopter Tour cost?

    Phillip Island Helicopter Tour
    2 People
    Regular price $1,090
    Sale price $1,090
    3 People
    Regular price $990
    Sale price $990

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