Helicopter Brewery Tour from Melbourne to St Andrews Beach Brewery in Mornington Peninsula
Experience the ultimate helicopter brewery tour from Melbourne to St Andrew's Beach Brewery in Mornington Peninsula. This helicopter tour is the perfect alternative to traditional venues like Red Hill Brewery and offers an exciting, year-round adventure for groups of friends looking for a relaxed atmosphere, mouthwatering lunch menu and outstanding craft beer.
St Andrews Beach Brewery is a must-visit brewery that calls Mornington Peninsula home and is housed in an existing racehorse training facility that’s had a significant facelift and been transformed into the most unique beer garden outside Melbourne.
The Ultimate Mornington Peninsula Brewery Tour with thoroughbred racehorse DNA
The brewery pays homage to the property and location's storied racing past by naming each of its signature brews after aspects of horse racing, such as the 6 Furlongs Pale Ale, The Strapper Australian Lager, Box 54 Golden Ale, and The Apprentice Session Ale.
The former racehorse training facility was once the training ground for some of Australia's most famous thoroughbred racehorses including Group 1 winner Makybe Diva, Mummify and Doriemus.
The former horse stables have now morphed into a private lunch booth, and the existing 1200-metre training track has been transformed into a giant apple orchard to make way for their home track apple cider.
This unique transformation has allowed St Andrew's Beach Brewery to protect the location's horse racing heritage while creating a unique brewery, bar and restaurant atmosphere in the heart of St Andrew's Beach, unlike any other winery venue or craft brewery on the Mornington Peninsula. It's a venue that's now famous among locals and international tourists visiting Mornington all year round.
Itinerary - St Andrews Beach Brewery Visit
- Depart by helicopter from Essendon Airport
- Fly past Melbourne CBD and along Port Phillip Bay to St Andrews Beach Brewery
- Two hours to explore the venue and enjoy a "Brew & Chew" lunch platter with beer tasting paddles
- Take photos with the helicopter at St Andrew's Beach Brewery
- Return flights by helicopter to Essendon Airport
Your Experience - Helicopter brewery tour from Melbourne to St Andrew's Beach Brewery in Mornington Peninsula
Your helicopter pub tour to St Andrews Brewery begins with a spectacular 35-minute helicopter flight over Melbourne City and the Mornington Peninsula.
During the helicopter flight to St Andrews, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of famous coastal landmarks like St Kilda, the Brighton Beach Boxes, Mount Martha, Dromana, Arthur's Seat and St Andrew’s beach before arriving at this famous Mornington Peninsula brewery.
You will arrive in style at St Andrew's Beach Brewery, ready to grab a drink and taste the finest locally-brewed craft beers in Mornington Peninsula.
St Andrews Beach Brewery - One of Australia’s best craft breweries that happens to call Mornington Peninsula home
Once you arrive at the venue their friendly staff will be eagerly waiting to greet and welcome you to the St Andrew's Beach Brewery.
Take a seat for some beers with your mates and start with a beer tasting paddle to experience craft breweries at their best.
With a focus on quality and sustainability, their 25-hectolitre brewery uses locally-sourced hops to create its signature brews including an Aussie lager, US pale ale, summery Golden Ale and a crisp pilsner.
Whether you're a craft beer connoisseur or a casual drink enthusiast, every beer is guaranteed to deliver a crisp, authentic Mornington Peninsula taste.
A helicopter pub tour with a great beer selection and lunch menu that will not disappoint
Complementing the exceptional locally-brewed beer, the St Andrew brewery restaurant and lunch menu feature a down-to-earth selection of dishes crafted from fresh produce that's sourced locally across the Mornington Peninsula region.
St Andrew's Brewery's signature lunch dishes include crispy beer-battered fish and chips, fried "chicken sando" burger, pork sausage pizza and a tender, slow-cooked beef brisket served with tangy slaw and fries (Full winter menu can be found here).
For guests choosing an all-inclusive package, you'll be treated to the St Andrew's classic "Brew & Chew" including Carolina Wings, Fried Pickle chips, Taco, Tennessee slaw, Cheese Kransky, Chorizo Mac & Cheese & Hanger Steak. This'll all be washed down with a signature beer tasting paddle, showcasing handful of their amazing locally-brewed, craft beers.
The combination of an exciting helicopter trip over the Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula coastline, locally-crafted beers and a mouthwatering lunch menu make this a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, unlike any other winery or brewery tour in Melbourne.
FAQs - Winery and Brewery Tours Mornington Peninsula
Is St Andrews Beach Brewery kid friendly?
Yes, the St Andrews Beach Brewery is well-known for its family-friendly atmosphere. Many visitors have consistently rated the brewer for providing a relaxed and enjoyable experience for both adults and kids.
Where is St Andrews Beach Brewery located?
The brewery is located in the Mornington Peninsula, one of the most popular wine regions in Victoria. The exact address of the venue is 160 Sandy Rd, Fingal VIC 3939.
What's included in the St Andrews Beach Brewery Menu?
The St Andrews Beach Brewery Menu offers a wide range of lunch options such as crispy beer-battered fish and chips, fried "chicken sando" burger, pork sausage pizza and a tender, slow-cooked beef brisket served with tangy slaw and more.
Who owns St Andrews Beach Brewery?
St Andrews Beach Brewery was originally a racetrack built for the renowned Freedman Brothers in the early 2000s. In 2015, co-founders Andrew Purchase and Michael Freedman turned the former stables into a unique brewery, building on the property's existing infrastructure and fascinating history.
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Where are you located?
Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.
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 do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.
What is the minimum age requirement for children?
Children aged 3 years and older can fly. 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 😁)
I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?
All our scenic and winery flights are private and require a minimum of two people, except for our Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience. You can book two seats on a scenic or winery flight if you'd like the helicopter to yourself, or you can book a single seat on our shared fight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast.
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 to another day/time or provide a full refund.
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, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.
Why do I need to provide my weight?
We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If any guests are over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 weighs more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.
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.
Can I bring any luggage?
Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small
Can I fly if I'm pregnant?
Yes, however 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. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.
What safety standards do you have in place?
Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.
Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or email@example.com if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.
Can I reschedule my flight?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.
Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.
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 a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?
Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.
Pre-Flight Safety Briefings
- Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.
Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews
- All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.
Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data
- All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.
Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)
- Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.
Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections
- Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.
Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services
- All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.
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Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in helicopter rides, scenic flights, winery tours and helicopter charter in Melbourne.
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