Highlights - Yarra Valley Helicopter Tour to Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour to Balgownie Estate is an exciting way to explore one of Australia's most famous wine regions. It is a unique experience that combines a scenic helicopter charter flight with the opportunity to have lunch and a wine tasting at one of the best wineries in the Yarra Valley.
The tour starts with a private helicopter charter flight from Melbourne to Yarra Valley, which takes about 25 minutes. During the flight, you get to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, the Dandenong Ranges, and Yarra Valley vineyards.
Once you land at Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley you can taste a range of wines, including reds, whites, and sparkling wines, while learning about the winemaking process and the history of the winery. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of your favourite wines to take home with you.
After this you can enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with their award-winning wines, while soaking up the breathtaking scenery.
Overall, the Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour is an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, adventure and quality food and wine. It is perfect for couples, or anyone looking for a unique way to explore Yarra Valley's wine country. So, why not treat yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime experience and indulge in some of the best wines Australia has to offer?
More information: www.balgownie.com/yarra-valley/
Here are some ideas to make this flight extra special:
- Popping that question: Looking for ideas to propose? Use this experience as a spectacular excuse. We recommend going on one knee after landing at Balgownie before lunch. Give your pilot the heads-up and they might be able to assist with your plan.
Our hangar and passenger lounge is at Hangar 81, 30 Bristol Street Essendon Fields. There is plenty of parking in close proximity. Find hangar 81 to the left of the big Bombardier hangar on Bristol Street, it has 81 written on the front of the building. At the hanger follow the pathway on the left side of the building to the far end. Enter the door to your right to find our passenger lounge and your pilot will be waiting there for you.
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- This tour is subject to weather and might need to be rescheduled due to low cloud or thunderstorms.
- Not suitable for people over 136kg (300lbs) due to aircraft limitations.
- Maximum weight of the combined group is 270kg.
- Not suitable for children under 5 years.
Other helicopter rides
20-minute Private Flight
Extended Melbourne Skyline
30-minute Extended Flight
Yarra Valley Helicopter Winery Tour
Fly & Dine at Balgownie Estate for two.
Frequesntly Asked Questions
What is a helicopter ride like?
A helicopter ride is a thrilling and unique experience. You'll enjoy breathtaking aerial views, smooth flying, and a chance to see landscapes from a new perspective.
Can I bring a camera or smartphone on the flight?
Yes, you can bring cameras and smartphones. Our helicopters have large windows for great photos. Just make sure your device is secure during the flight.
How far in advance should I book my helicopter ride?
It's a good idea to book your helicopter ride in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your preferred date and time.
Can I book a private helicopter ride?
Yes, most of our flights are private tours. It will tell you clearly in the what's included section.
What is our cancellation policy?
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone any flight due to weather, safety or operational necessity. Safety is our primary concern and no compromise will be made to safety standards. In the event of a cancellation from our side a full refund will be given.
The following charges apply to cancellations by clients:
More than 48 hours notice: Nil charge
Within 48 hours and 24 hours notice: 50% charge of full fare
Less than 24 hours notice or “No Show”: 100% charge of full fare
Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours notice affect other booked flights and don’t allow enough time to resell the cancelled flight. If you need to change your reservation please provide us 48 hours notice prior to your tour time and we will be happy to accommodate you.
Can kids go flying?
There are technically no restrictions for children and infants of all ages. However we do recommend some minimum ages for our tours. From experience we know kids under 3 don't get as much out of a tour as older kids.
Infants up to the age of 2 years will have to sit on the lap of an adult with a separate restraining belt, or in a approved child seat. Only 1 infant is allowed per flight. Children over 2 must occupy their own seat.
Let us know at the time of your booking when you're planning to travel with an infant.
Are there any weight limitations?
Yes, the maximum weight for any passenger is 136kg/300lbs including any luggage due to aircraft limitations. And generally the limit for a group is 270kg combined.
How long before my departure time should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour departure time.
What weather conditions will prevent my flight from departing?
Low cloud, high winds and thunderstorm will generally prevent your flight from departing. Safety is our primary concern and no compromise will be made to safety standards. Obviously we will try our best to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund. Eco Flight will not be liable for any additional expense or inconvenience arising from any delay or cancellation of our service.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever is comfortable for you. Just be mindful of the weather at your destination. If you are going to take pictures, darker colors are better because it reduces the chance of reflections in your photos.
Should I take anti-motion sickness tablets?
If you are prone to motion sickness then I would suggest taking something before you fly. Our helicopters do provide a smooth ride and most people do great!