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Scenic flights in Melbourne: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Avoid the crowds and experience Melbourne with unobstructed panoramic views from the sky.

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Whether you opt for ten minutes or one hour, a scenic flight around Melbourne is the best way to take in the scenery and in much less time.

You can visit the Twelve Apostles in the morning and be back in time for lunch and shopping in the city.

Follow our guide to the top scenic flights in Melbourne and you can be up in the air before you know it.

Deals on scenic flights in Melbourne

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Extra $10 off sitewide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Where can I do scenic flights in Melbourne?

Flights take off from a variety of airports dotted around Melbourne, most within an hour’s drive of the city centre.

  • Lilydale Airport
  • Moorabbin Airport
  • Barwon Heads Airport
  • Essendon Airport

Our top picks of scenic flights you can book now

Best for price: 20-minute Tiger Moth Flight

Best for price: 20-minute Tiger Moth Flight from Experience Oz


  • For just $190 fly in a real vintage Tiger Moth aircraft, first flown in 1930
  • Wear all the vintage flying gear, including a leather jacket, helmet, goggles and a scarf
  • Have the opportunity to take control of the aircraft yourself
  • Views of Yarra Valley including Yering, Coldstream and Yarra Glen

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Best for value: Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch at King Island

Best for value: Historic DC3 Flight and Lunch at King Island from RedBalloon


  • Visit the beautiful and remote King Island for a full-day experience at just $499
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch
  • Step back in time and travel in a historic DC3 to the north-western tip of Tasmania
  • Take in the views of the city skyline, Port Phillip Bay and through the heads

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Best for experience length: Great Ocean Road Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight

Best for experience length: Great Ocean Road Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight from Adrenaline


  • One-hour sightseeing tour of the Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road
  • Modern air-conditioned Cessna with comfortable leather seats
  • Friendly and informative commentary from a local pilot
  • Windows 7x larger than an airliner

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Best for views: Twilight Flight over Melbourne CBD

Best for views: Twilight Flight over Melbourne CBD from RedBalloon


  • Take a flight over Melbourne CBD at twilight
  • Includes views over Port Phillip Bay, Westgate Bridge and Bolte Bridge
  • Get the best of both worlds with views during the day and then watch the sunset over Melbourne

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Scenic flight companies and tours compared

Booking companyPrice (from)LocationDurationExttras/Inclusions
Experience Oz$190Yarra Valley20 minutes
  • Fly in an authentic 1930s Tiger Moth
  • Vintage flying gear, including a leather jacket, helmet, goggles and a scarf
RedBalloon$499King Island7 hours
  • Return scenic flight to King Island
  • Champagne and light refreshments
  • Buffet lunch
RedBalloon$250Melbourne City30 minutes
  • Pilot commentary
Adrenaline$420Great Ocean Road1 hour
  • Modern air-conditioned Cessna aircraft with comfortable leather seats
  • Pilot commentary

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