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Skydiving the Great Ocean Road by Helicopter

Skydiving the Great Ocean Road by Helicopter

Scenic Helicopter Transfer to a once-in-a-lifetime Skydiving Experience on the Great Ocean Road

Regular price $1,690
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Your 4 hour Experience includes:

🚁 35 minute Private Flight (each way)

🪂 Tandem Skydive (15,000ft) with 60 second free fall

🎟️ Helicopter Flights to Dropzone & Tandem Skydive included

👩🏻‍💼 From 2 - 3 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

Overview - Tandem Skydiving on the Great Ocean Road with return Helicopter Flights from Melbourne

Skydiving the Great Ocean Road just got even more exciting with a helicopter ride from Melbourne direct to your skydive drop zone at Torquay Airport or Barwon Heads Airport.

If you’re planning a tandem skydive, the ultimate way to upgrade your skydive adventure is to skip the 1.5 hour commute and arrive by helicopter with a 35 minute scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne’s Essendon Airport and private landing at the Skydive Great Ocean Road drop zone in Barwon Heads.

The best location for skydiving outside Melbourne, skydiving the Great Ocean Road is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience combining amazing views of Torquay, Bells Beach and the Great Ocean Road with the ultimate adrenaline rush of an accelerated free-fall for 60 heart-pounding seconds which are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Rated one of the best outdoor activities in Melbourne, your tandem skydive adventure at 15,000ft begins with a skydiving safety briefing from your highly-qualified and experienced tandem instructor. After being securely strapped to your tandem instructor, you’ll enjoy a short flight up to flight altitude when the plane doors will open and the pilot will give your tandem instructor a “green light” for your tandem skydive. 

Stepping outside the plane your adrenaline will kick in and, before you know it, you’ll be experiencing the extremely rare feeling of accelerated free-fall at 220km/h on your way back to earth. As your parachute deploys and you ease back to gentle flight,  spectacular views of Torquay Beach, Bells Beach and the Great Ocean Road will come into view as you spend your final few minutes in the air floating back to your drop zone.

Your Skydiving Package and Helicopter Flights for the Great Ocean Road includes:

Tandem Skydive Package

  • Tandem Skydives over the Great Ocean Road at 15,000ft
  • 3 month membership to the Australian Parachute Federation
  • Personalised certificate of achievement

Return Helicopter Transfers

  • Return flights in a private helicopter from Essendon Fields Airport direct to Barwon Heads Airport (35 minute flight time each way) with a private landing at the skydiving drop zone
  • A luxury helicopter with leather seats and air-conditioning for your comfort
  • An experienced and courteous pilot who loves making people smile
  • A guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views over Melbourne
  • Noise-cancelling headsets to speak amongst yourselves and with your pilot
  • A scenic flight path over Melbourne CBD and around the Port Phillip Bay coast over Avalon Airport and Geelong

Itinerary — Helicopter Ride from Melbourne to Barwon Heads Airport to Skydive the Great Ocean Road

Your helicopter ride to Barwon Heads Airport will take off from the Helipad at Essendon Airport and fly a scenic route over and around:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • Williamstown
  • Point Cook
  • Avalon International Airport
  • Geelong Waterfront

Your flight will then make a private landing at Barwon Heads Airport for you to begin your Skydiving Great Ocean Road experience.

What to expect — Tandem Skydiving Package with return helicopter flights to Melbourne by Rotor One

Getting to your skydive on the Great Ocean Road has never been easier or more exciting than by helicopter. Your day begins at Essendon Airport, a short 15 minute commute from Melbourne's CBD, to board your private helicopter.

The perfect way to combine two amazing flying experiences in a single day, your helicopter will depart over Melbourne with spectacular views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, Avalon International Airport and the Geelong Waterfront.

Your helicopter will then descend for a private landing directly at Barwon Heads Airport, the drop zone for Skydive Great Ocean Road. Take a short walk to the hangar to meet your tandem instructor and fellow tandem and solo skydivers and it's here that your skydiving safety briefing will begin. 

After your skydive, grab your video package from the Skydive Australia team and hop back in the chopper for a beautiful scenic flight back to Melbourne — The ultimate ending to the ultimate day of amazing flying experiences that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

🎟️ 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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