The Helicopter Group Australia

The Helicopter Group Australia

The Helicopter Group Australia
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Allen E
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Visiting Melbourne for the first time, I've got to see sceneries which I would never imagined.

We visited Yarra Valley Wineries for wine tasting and did an orbit around the Melbourne City on the way back.

I was the experience of the life time.

The offer shorter tours as well such as just scenic flights around Melbourne.

The pilots are very well trained professionals and the helicopters are well maintained.
Written December 28, 2013
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Brian F
London, UK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Wow. Fantastic 20+ minutes up around melbourne coast and cbd. So easy and well explained to us and our pilot kept us informed of what we were flying over. Just wish wecould have had longer.
Written April 5, 2018
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montegrappa
Gold Coast, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
We booked our flights while visiting Alice Springs, at the Tourism Central Australia office, ahead of travelling to Ayres Rock. The team at the bureau were so helpful and spent as much time as we needed to select the tour that we would be most happy with.
We booked 'The ultimate combined canyon experience' tour, which consisted of a light aircraft flight from Yulara airport to Kings Station, and then a helicopter flight from Kings Station to Kings Canyon. This is a 6-7 hour tour and while it sounds daunting, it was simply fantastic.
We were picked up from our the Sails Hotel spot on time, by a friendly driver who took us to the airport and introduced us to our Pilot for the day. Oliver is his name and he was so professional in the way in which he conducted the safety briefing, ahead of leading us to the plane, which was a single engined Cessna.
I'm not much for small airplanes, but I must admit I enjoyed every minute of the flight. Oliver was so informative and chatted the whole way, describing the sights, stories about all that we saw. he was especially helpful in predicting where the air was going to result in light 'bumps', which was very reassuring. the flight from Yulara to Kings Station takes you over many salt lakes and dessert areas. Not a road or fence in sight, just dessert colours and beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see.
The landing on the airstrip at Kings Canyon was smooth and we transferred to a minibus and drove the five minutes to the station, for refreshments before walking to the helicopter.
We were then introduced to Luke, who was the helicopter Pilot. As with Oliver, very friendly an chatty, which helped makes us comfortable. The safety briefing again was delivered in a professional manner, which was much appreciated. He advised that I was to sit in the front with him and mentioned that the door would removed to allow for clear sight and photographs, which i thought was just wonderful.
Once up in the air, I didn't even notice the open door as the sights were so clear and my photographs were able to be set up well with no obstructions. Luke described the terrain and pointed out wild Brumbies (horses) which I could see only after he pointed them. The scenery is just fabulous and he was so considerate in setting the helicopter up just right to allow for clear photo's. No discomfort, just smooth flying and unbelievable scenery. Kings Canyon and surrounds are stunning and while you can drive the hours to view from the ground, the air view is in my opinion, so much more worthwhile.
We returned after about 30-40 minutes to the station and had lunch. Oliver and Luke talked me into trying the local specialty, a "camel burger". It was delicious.
The return flight was just as good as the inbound trip. We circled Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) and Uluru (Ayres Rock) Bothe are spectacular and so much more amazing that viewed from the ground.
Our experience was a real positive one and we feel very confident in recommending this tour to others who are after a unique experience of a piece of Central Australia.
My thanks to Oliver and Luke for being such wonderful tour hosts. Your attention to safety and comfort made my experience all the more enjoyable.
Written July 15, 2012
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kitt
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
View was spectacular! If you want to see Melbourne in a different way, like 1500ft above, this helicopter ride is highly recommended. There was only 2 of us when we had the tour, so its like we have our own private helicopter to see Melbourne's CBD and shore line!

Do not hesitate to try it! You should book now.
Written December 1, 2019
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Sans1960
Mornington Peninsula, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We could not recommend this tour more highly ,great communications prior to our flight,cancelling due to bad weather and suggesting the next day instead ,
On arrival at Moorabin greeted by our pilot who could not be more friendly .
and accommodating changing our flight to a Mornington peninsula flight and showing us the best sites along the way
we highly recommend The Helicopter Group
Written August 30, 2019
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fin dac
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Could not have been a better experience. Super professional, welcoming and friendly team. Pilot Phil was very affable and even joked about the fact that ours was only his second flight (in reality he had close to 600)... the look on my cousins face was priceless. Everything was explained clearly and with a calm demeanour and all went smoothly. I guess it helps that Melbourne is a beautiful city and the weather was gorgeous. Cant recommend this experience highly enough
Written February 6, 2019
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Kwokey
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Ran out of ideas for what to do in Melbourne. And, with a father who's not really interested in what Melbourne is known for - culture and sport, this was a great surprise for him. He'd never been in a helicopter before. We had a very friendly pilot - Phil, who was lovely and thoroughly communicated all the safety aspects. We went on the 20-minute bayside ride which also covered some of the city on the way back. Luckily the weather held out for us - quite a nice day actually. Would use this company again if I go on another heli ride.
Written June 11, 2017
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Sarah B
Guildford, UK730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Fantastic trip to see this wonderful coastline from the air
Our last day in Melbourne with only a few hours available it was the only way left to us to take this helicopter tour from Moorabbin airport approx 30km south of CBD
Our pilot was very enthusiastic and alerted us to all the points of interest along the way, both inland and along the coast. We landed at the 12 apostles having time to walk along to the steps down to the beach, enjoy the picnic provided, all so romantic!
Written November 28, 2016
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TrevorT904
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
Like travelling by helicopter, ever wanted to actually fly one, well this is for you. My wife purchased a gift voucher for the flight at xmas at my begging. The experience wildly exceeded my expectations, I thought it would be taken up with briefings, signing my life away and a very short flight. The business was very welcoming, on signing in and a short briefing on the external working parts of the helicopter, I was strapped in and away, very soon after leaving the airport I was slowly given control of all the bits and pieces that control the aircraft, for a good half hour I followed instructions doing 360 degree turns, changing our altitude and then returning to the airport, sadly handing back control so we could land. For me it was such a buzz, I've placed a request for a voucher each xmas. I'm glad I didn't do it years ago as the temptation too follow it as a career would have been far too strong.
Written April 10, 2016
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Nick B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Taken for an hours flight on a perfect summers day with a warm friendly pilot clearly passionate about the industry
Written February 28, 2016
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