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Victoria, Australia Air & helicopter tours

Our most recommended Victoria, Australia Air & helicopter tours

Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

1. Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Be picked up from central Melbourne in the morning and drive to the launch field. Walk to where the equipment will be prepared and inflated. Passengers are welcome to participate in the various interesting and fun tasks needed to get in the air.  Board the hot air balloon and after a short safety briefing, soar up into the sky. Admire stunning views of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Yarra River, parks, and botanical gardens from above.  Be amazed by how gentle ballooning is and take part in the adventure of floating in the wind. Enjoy the warm rays of the early morning sun along with fascinating views. Share this unforgettable and unique experience with family and friends.  See how sometimes the best light comes on cloudy days when the sun manages to penetrate and cast lovely light in different areas. With three airports, the bay to the South and a huge metropolitan area, Melbourne is a very technical location to fly over.  Watch as the pilot uses the winds at different heights to guide the flight to a safe landing spot. Balloons float in the wind so you will end up in a different location from where the flight started. Meet the ground crew at the landing spot. Return to your accommodation in central Melbourne after the ballooning gear is put away. 

Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

2. Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up, and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new perspective as you breeze over the picture postcard landscape. Meet your pilot approximately one hour before sunrise (you will be advised of the exact time and location when you phone the duty pilot the night before your flight). Your pilot will give you a short briefing before being transported to the launch site where you may help with the launch or stand back and take photos of the balloon as it is inflated. Then, climb aboard, and away you go gently floating over the Yarra Valley as if you were a cloud. It is truly one of the most magnificently tranquil, picturesque, and dream-like experiences you can do. Afterward, make a final landing, pack the balloon away, and have a champagne breakfast (additional cost of $35pp).

Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

3. Melbourne: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Get bird's eye views of Melbourne and its surroundings at sunrise as you float over the city in a hot air balloon. Melbourne is the only major city around the world that you can traverse by hot air balloon. Help to inflate the hot air balloon at the start of your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, drift over the parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world’s most livable city. Look down onto iconic sports venues, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park, and Albert Park, home to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Treat a loved one to a romantic gift and get a unique peek at the city from above. Upgrade to a sparkling wine breakfast at the end of your flight for the ultimate experience.

Melbourne: City and Bayside Helicopter Tour

4. Melbourne: City and Bayside Helicopter Tour

Get a bird's-eye view of Melbourne on this helicopter tour. See the wreck of a J7 submarine that was scuttled in 1930, pass over the seaside suburb of St. Kilda, and snap pictures of the city skyline. Listen as your pilot provides facinating commentary along the way.  Feel the thrill of lifting off from Moorabbin Airport. Make your way over Royal Melbourne Golf Course before turning northwards towards the city. Go offshore over the Sandringham Marina where you’ll see the wreck of the J7 submarine. Continue past the famous east coast beaches and marinas. Take in views of the colorful bathing boxes at Brighton Beach, the St. Kilda Sea Baths, and Luna Park. View Albert Park Lake which is home to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Head to the outskirts to see the War Memorial, the Government House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Rod Laver Arena. Fly near the Melbourne Exhibition buildings, the Melbourne Museum, Victoria Market, Marvel Stadium and the Melbourne Docklands. Turn south and fly back down the east coast of Port Phillip Bay to Half Moon Bay. Return to Moorabbin Airport.

Geelong: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

5. Geelong: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Meet at a Rydges hotel in Geelong where you can park easily. From here, you will climb into one of the minibusses or 4x4 Troop Carriers. Hot air balloons float in the wind, so you will therefore begin by heading upwind to one of the various launch sites, where you can prepare the balloon for your flight. Preparations take around half an hour, throughout which passengers are welcome to help out if they are able and wish to. Following a safety briefing by your pilot after the balloon has been fully prepared, it will be time to take to the skies. It never stops amazing passengers how gentle ballooning is as an experience. When you go ballooning, you are not participating in an adrenaline sport, but are rather participating in what your guides like to refer to as "the gentle adventure of floating in the wind". Ballooning is an experience of enjoying the warm rays of the early morning sun, it is about enjoying the views, about sharing the moment with loved ones and friends, and can also simply be a gift people give to themselves. A hot air balloon flight is always an unforgettable experience, and each flight is different. Admire majestic views of Geelong and its surrounding area, the bay, the Barrabool Hills to the West, and the Barwon River. After packing the balloon away following your activity, you will be driven back to your original meeting place, where you will have the option of enjoying a delicious breakfast with the rest of the passengers and crew if you so wish.

Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

6. Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

With two flight paths to choose from you may depart from the heliport east or west and choose to take in the cliffs of Cape Woolamai or maybe a lap of the world famous Grand Prix Circuit. Whichever tour you choose all will have spectacular views of stunning beaches and miles of stunning coastline and interesting commentary from knowledgeable pilots. Fly over the Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, one of the best known surf beaches in the country and its life saving club, before flying around the Cape itself. Marvel at the highest point on Phillip Island, home to the Pinnacles and the old Granite Quarry. See the fishing boats moored in San Remo, looking so small from the sky  If race tracks are more your thing then start to head inland for a lap around the home to the Australian Moto GP, World Superbikes and Phillip Island V8 Supercars. Relive your favorite race moments as you see the whole of the track from above.

Phillip Island: Half Island Highlights Helicopter Tour

7. Phillip Island: Half Island Highlights Helicopter Tour

Soar high in the sky above Phillip Island on a half-island helicopter tour. Marvel at the island's white sand beaches, green farmland, glowing ocean, and impressive landmarks. Watch the island's landscape unfurl in front of your eyes — seeing both ends of the island from your high vantage point. Take off and head northwest to see the charming seaside village of Rhyll from a bird's-eye view. Continue to the island's main township, Cowes, with its sprawling white sand beaches and stunning coastal location. Turn inland straight across the center of the island, flying over vast, green farmland for a very different perspective. Look left and right to catch glimpses of both ends of Phillip Island in the distance. On your way back to the airport, pass Pyramid Rock jutting out into the ocean and the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from above.

Melbourne: St. Kilda Beach Skydive

8. Melbourne: St. Kilda Beach Skydive

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush tandem skydiving with a professional from a drop zone over St. Kilda Beach, the closest skydiving center to Melbourne CBD and beaches. Hurl yourself out of the plane from up to 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) for an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall. Float under canopy for 5-7 minutes and enjoy the 360-degree views of Melbourne curling around the sparkling Port Phillip Bay. Your dedicated and experienced skydiving crew knows exactly how to make your Melbourne skydive one to remember.

Melbourne: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Experience

9. Melbourne: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Experience

Enjoy a romantic hot air balloon flight in Melbourne and see an iconic view of the city; admire the architecture and sights from the hot air balloon basket. Enjoy an optional breakfast with champagne, and buy photos of your ride if you want to take them home as a souvenir. Start your trip with optional pickup from your accommodation in Melbourne. Jump on the bus, and enjoy the ride as you head straight to the launch site. First, get a quick safety talk from your host on what to expect on your ride. Did you know that Melbourne is the only major city in the world where you can fly hot air balloons over the CBD? That's right, hop in the hot air balloon basket and feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you ride through the sky.  See another side to Melbourne that you won't forget. Spot the MCG, Flinder's Street, Southern Cross Station, the Eureka, and many more sights as you float in the sky. Feeling hungry? No worries, enjoy an optional champagne breakfast after your flight. Take home a photograph of your ride for an additional cost; ask your host to see the photos they captured on the ride.

Yarra Valley: Skydiving Experience

10. Yarra Valley: Skydiving Experience

See the Yarra Valley from a whole new perspective on this skydiving adventure. Jump from 15,000 feet and feel the adrenaline rush. Freefall for up to 60 seconds and reach speeds of 200 km/h. Feel safe and secure with a friendly instructor and qualified tandem jumper. Gain confidence to push your own personal boundaries and try out something new. Step outside your comfort zone and get the best and most unique views over the vineyards of the Yarra Valley.

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I cannot recommend doing this more highly. In capable and very skilled hands we did not have a moment to think about anything else. From assisting to inflate the balloon to packing it away after landing, it was a great experience. The excitement upon starting to rise to the spectacular views of Melbourne and the experience of the crew. We never got a chance to be nervous. It was just too beautiful and serene. The excitement watching other balloons join in our flight was a bonus. I cannot praise the crew enough. At no time did my partner or l feel unsafe. They are in constant contact with Air Control and checking the weather, wind direction, etc. I would love to do it again sometime. Hearing the birds begin to sing over the Botanical Gardens and hearing dogs bark as we passed over was also part of the special experience. What a view and what better way to see it!! Thank you to the crew for making it possible.

The experience was wonderful from the moment we walked into reception. Friendly professional staff and Pilot. The flight was a lot calmer than we thought it would be, overall a wonderful experience would recommend to adults and kids. My boys are 9 year old twins and said it was soooo awesome Mum can we do it again :)

That’s awesome even though we need to wake up at 04:30. The view up there in the air is amazing. We all having a great time. After the 3hours journey, the champagne breakfast is wonderful to fill up a hungry stomach.

Great experience, would definitely recommend. Would do again if visiting Phillip Island again.

Extraordinary experience flying over the beautiful city of Melbourne.