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Best Helicopter Ride Melbourne – All You Need to Know!

Going on a helicopter ride over Melbourne city is a great way to see Melbourne’s beauty from a new perspective. Soar above the iconic Melbourne skyline and see the Yarra River, Federation Square, and the Melbourne Cricket Ground from an aerial view. Or go on a more exclusive tour and helicopter to Hubert Estate in Yarra Valley for a winery lunch. Another fantastic helicopter ride in Melbourne is this private scenic flight over the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. Or if you like to see Philip Island during a Melbourne helicopter ride then there are also plenty of options. In our complete guide you will find the best options for a Melbourne helicopter ride so you don’t have to do the research yourself.

What are the differences between the Melbourne helicopter tours?

Going on a helicopter ride in Melbourne is an exhilarating experience and gives a completely new perspective of Melbourne city and its surroundings. But there are many different helicopter flights departing from Melbourne. So choosing the right tour might feel overwhelming! To make it easy for you, I made this breakdown of different Melbourne helicopter rides so you can quickly see which one suits your preference. The most important differences are flight time, flight path and points of interest you will see during each helicopter tour which I will explain further in this guide.

How much does a helicopter ride in Melbourne cost?

Depending on the flight time and flight path, a helicopter tour in Melbourne starts at AUD $130 – $87 USD per person. However, this is the shortest helicopter ride in Melbourne from only 8 minutes. To make the most out of your helicopter experience in Melbourne, I recommend booking this 20 minute scenic helicopter ride over Melbourne at AUD 379 – $258 USD.

10 BEST Melbourne Helicopter Tours

Melbourne City Scenic Private Helicopter Ride 

Tour length: 20 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Hop into your private helicopter and soar over Melbourne’s skyline to see the city’s top landmarks during this 20 minute scenic Melbourne helicopter ride. You will have spectacular aerial views of Melbourne CBD and fly over the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the Docklands, St. Kilda, the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, and much more. Because this is a private helicopter tour you are guaranteed of a window seat for the best views! This Melbourne city tour by helicopter is even wheelchair accessible and can be upgraded to a surprise Proposal Package!

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Melbourne city & beaches helicopter scenic flight

Tour length: 30 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here 

During this 30 minute private flight over Melbourne and Brighton beach in your own helicopter you will see Melbourne CBD including top landmarks such as St. Kilda, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and Flinders Street. Then you will continue all the way to the colorful Brighton Beach boxes with stunning coastal views of Melbourne city. Because this is a private flight you will have a guaranteed window seat and personalized experience. 

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12 apostles helicopter flight from Melbourne

Tour length: 5 hours, 90 minutes flight time | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Experience the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road and soar over the stunning limestone rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles. Capture the rugged beauty of the cliffs, the pristine beaches, and the turquoise waters of the Ocean. This 90 minute private helicopter flight including landing at the 12 apostles provides you with a guaranteed window seat for uninterrupted views. Upon entering the 12 apostles you will make a landing where you can enjoy 2-hours of free time to explore the several viewpoints of this unique landscape. This is one of those scenic flights that will leave you in awe and shows you how beautiful Australia’s coastline is.

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Philip Island helicopter flight from Melbourne 

Tour length: 25 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Fly over the spectacular coastline from Mornington peninsula to Cape Woolamai and get a birds-eye view of the famous penguin parade at Phillip Island during this helicopter ride from Melbourne to Philip Island. Along the flight, you can see Cowes and Seal Rocks which is home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals. Then move on to Pyramid Rock and the Phillip Island Moto GP Circuit before returning via Smiths Beach and Surfers Point to the heli-port. 

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Phillip Island Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

Tour length: 16 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Get stunning views of the southern coast of Victoria and Phillip Island during this 16 minute helicopter flight. You will also have the opportunity to spot wildlife as you fly over Seal Rocks and Summerland Beach. It’s the perfect short scenic helicopter flight that shows you the stunning coastal views of Melbourne and Phillip Island. 

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Melbourne Skyline Private Helicopter Ride

Tour length: 20 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

This 20 minute private scenic flight over Melbourne CBD, Port Phillip Bay and many iconic Melbourne landmarks is the perfect way to experience Melbourne in all its glory. Because this is a private flight there is a guaranteed window seat for every passenger. After lifting off you will fly over Flemington Racecourse towards the South Western side of the city. Along the way, you can spot plenty of Melbourne’s landmarks before continuing to Albert Park Lake, home to the Formula 1 circuit of Melbourne. After that, you will fly over the St Kilda beaches and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Before flying back you will have a stunning view over the Melbourne skyline with Port Phillip Bay in the backdrop. 

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Private Helicopter tour including wine lunch at Hubert Estate in Yarra Valley

Tour length: 4 hours, 1 hour flight time | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Look no further for the most luxurious helicopter, wine and food experience in Melbourne. This private helicopter flight to Hubert Estate in Yarra Valley including wine and gourmet lunch is an experience you will never forget. Fly over the stunning Yarra Valley and admire the architectural masterpiece of Hubert Estate. Upon landing at the vineyard you will be directly escorted to Hubert Estate’s Cellar Door for your premium wine tasting session complemented with a cheese platter. Followed by a tasting lunch menu of culinary excellence paired with the finest wines, your taste buds will fly away of excitement. Because this is a private flight you will have a guaranteed window seat so you can enjoy unobstructed views. 

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Helicopter wine tour to Balgownie Estate from Melbourne 

Tour length: 4 hours, 1 hour flight time | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Hop in your private helicopter to explore one of Australia’s most famous wine regions by air during this scenic helicopter flight to Yarra Valley including lunch and wine tasting.

The tour starts with a 25 minute helicopter ride from Melbourne to Yarra Valley and provides stunning views of the city skyline, the Dandenong Ranges, and Yarra Valley vineyards. Because this is a private flight you will have a guaranteed window seat so you can enjoy unobstructed views. At Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley you will land and start tasting their wines while learning about the winemaking process. After the wine tasting you can enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch paired with their award-winning wines while soaking up the breathtaking scenery. 

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Melbourne City and Bayside helicopter tour

Tour length: 20 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

Some of the best helicopter flights in Melbourne is this 20 minute city & bayside helicopter tour. From Moorabbin Airport you will lift off and get an unforgettable flight over Melbourne to admire the city sights from above. You will then continue past the famous east-coast beaches and marinas such as the colorful bathing boxes at Brighton Beach, the St. Kilda Sea Baths and Luna Park. Pass by Albert Park Lake which is home to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix before flying back along the east coast of Port Phillip Bay to Half Moon Bay. 

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Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

Tour length: 8 minutes | Rating: 5 stars | Check current availability and prices here

This is the shortest and cheapest helicopter ride in Melbourne taking you on a quick flight to Phillip Island to admire the spectacular coastal scenery and Moto GP Circuit. There are two optional flight paths, so you can choose if you want to take in the cliffs of Cape Woolamai or fly over the world famous Moto Grand Prix Circuit. Whichever tour you choose, you will have spectacular views of the stunning Melbourne beaches and rugged coastline.

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I hope you enjoyed this blog post about the best Melbourne helicopter tours. A helicopter tour in Australia is some of the best experiences you can do! For more Australia travel inspiration, head over to these blog posts.

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