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Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour Including 12 Apostles and London Bridge
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Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour Including 12 Apostles and London Bridge

By 12 Apostles Helicopters
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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About
Take to the skies on a 15 minute helicopter flight experience not to be missed. On this Great Ocean Road Helicopter tour you will get a birds-eye view of the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, plus you will travel further along the majestic coast to London Bridge, which collapsed in 1990 leaving two people stranded on the newly formed island. Along the way take in The Sentinel, Two Mile Bay and Point Hesse.

Ages 3-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 15m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • 15-minute helicopter flight
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Location Name: 12 Apostles Heliport Location Address: 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Princetown, Victoria Directions: Travelling from Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road From Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road is approximately a 5 hour drive. We are located at the 12 Apostles Information Centre / Car Park. Stop to enjoy a breathtaking helicopter scenic flight and then walk on down to the magnificant 12 Apostles boardwalk without getting in your car again.   Travelling from Melbourne via the inland route through Colac From Melbourne via the Princes Hwy (the quickest route to the 12 Apostles from Melbourne)– Approximately 3 hours drive. Turn left on the Simpson-Timboon turn off approximately 10 km past Colac. Follow the signs through Simpson and then on to Princetown. Once you reach the Great Ocean Road turn right towards Port Campbell and we are situated 2 km to the West at the 12 Apostles Information centre / Car park.   Travelling from Warrnambool via the Great Ocean Road Approximately a 50 minute drive. From Warrnambool travel via the Princess Hwy to the East until Allanford then turn right onto the Great Ocean Road and continue on past Peterborough and Port Campbell. We are 7 km past Port Campbell at the 12 Apostles Information centre / carpark.
  • Albert Park, Albert Park, Port Phillip, Greater Melbourne, Victoria
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35952P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Due to weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 130kg will be unable to fly
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35952P1

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  • alisongordonb
    alisongordonb
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    Fabulous
    This was a last minute decision to take the family on the trip to the bay of islands - and what a great decision it turned out to be. The helicopter was brand new, the pilot was terrific and the views were amazing. My 7 and 6 year olds had the times of their lives and will remember it forever. Pretty reasonably priced too, I cannot recommend this highly enough.
  • 242karrenf
    242karrenf
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    Helicopter flight worth every cent .
    Absolute best experience ever. Can't recommend this experience enough. Just do it ! Giant bucket list tick for this.
  • Explorer517530
    Explorer517530
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    The Cape Otway tour is the best heli-tour you will ever do
    What an awesome heli-tour, absolutely spectacular, it was a perfect day for a heli-tour and our pilot Troy was fantastic very knowledgeable with great commentary and a clear love for his job, we have done a few heli-tours now and this is by far number 1 Thanks Troy for a great afternoon we really enjoyed it
  • Marie-Claude L
    Marie-Claude L
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    Superb : a must to do in the area
    We did the 1 hour tour with a wonderful weather. It was very very very beautiful. The 25 minutes tour is a minimum. Our helicopter has 3 passengers, some have 7 passengers (maybe too many to take photos and videos). We were only 2 so it was perfect. Booking in advance is a good thing
  • Jorgen D
    Jorgen D
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    If you want to see it all, get in the air!
    Does what it needs to do, we had a one hour flight and saw what we wanted to see. Flight was in an Airbus helicopter, 7 people can fly at the same time so you will be sitting with others. You get some explanation on the way but in our case not so much. It’s a real factory where you need to run to get in and out to minimize time on the ground; Respecting flight times could be better as we had a reservation but needed to wait half an hour because others with shorter flight-times were served first (otherwise they needed to wait to long??) Expensive but nice experience
  • CorinneV922
    CorinneV922
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    Would I do it again? For sure!
    This was definitely a highlight of our GOR trip. The weather was a bit overcast and slightly windy, but it was still a great way to see the 12 Apostles. We choose the 25min "Bay Of Islands" flight and it was definitely money well spent. The commentary by our pilot was informative and interesting. The only negative , was the "safety briefing" was pretty non-existent . These guys do this all the time and luckily , everything was fine, but there wasn't much of a safety briefing. Would I do it again? For sure!
  • saraandjoshb
    saraandjoshb
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    Poor customer service, poor timing on schedules
    Extremely disappointed with the people skills. They open at 10am, we were there at the property as expected 945am. Checked in got briefing. Advised a slight delay. However a 16min and a 25 min flight went before us. When I approached the gentlemen they advised problems with the aircraft. I asked to speak with the manager/owner to which he agreed. (There was an aircraft sitting out in the yard doing nothing and was going to be operatio al later in the day). Whilst waiting the owner jumped in a smaller aircraft, managed to start the engine after a 45min wait. After out 16min flight, the manager or owner didn't show, when asked he was busy and the staff avoided me like a plague. When you book flights for 10am, I suggest these aircraft's are primed and ready to go at 10am. Not 45 mins past the scheduled booking. Left and front headset mics didn't work.
  • MathePra1
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    Rude and disrespectful
    I am a tourism Operator, Today I took 2 students tourists for a helicopter ride of 165 aud. Instead of letting us know in a respectful way, they can’t fly without a minimum 3, Nick one of the fight admin at the office was very rude and disrespectful to me and my guests. I am sure he wouldn’t spoken to a local Australian like that because that person would have slapped him on his face! In this unfortunate time of Covid-19 any business should be open and welcoming with awesome customer service. Also needs to be Respectful to all regardless from which background they come. Racist has no place in the real world.
  • fionacV3247CG
    fionacV3247CG
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    Great way to explore the GOR
    We did the 20 min helicopter tour and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The pilot was excellent pointing out the landmarks and mother and calf whale that was along the coastline. Staff were accommodating in our requests. Considering we hadn’t pre booked our tour at short notice they were great to deal with. Definitely recommend this attraction to anyone visiting the 12 apostles and wanting to experience it from the sky.
  • Xanerin
    Xanerin
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    Amazing Company!
    What a super professional company and we can not express our thanks to them. Yes we could see the weather was not perfect so we did not mind waiting and they made sure that we had an amazing experience. Not many companies care as much as this company and we were certainly impressed. This company is a must if you want to really see the beautiful coastline and I will have to say, one of the smoothest helicopter flights we have done. Thank you to everyone!
  • Catherine F
    Catherine F
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    Unforgettable experience
    The helicopter ride was well worth the money and had amazing views of the 12 apostles/ the coast. It was an unforgettable experience and I would do it again.
  • helen m
    helen m
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    Highly recommend, solo traveler
    went on the 1 hr flight and it was awesome. The staff where professional and personal. Felt safe and looked after from my first contact to the flight. Pilot had great knowledge of the area. If I’m ever back this way I would do it again. Great value for money. I highly recommend. The only thing I would say if your solo give them a call a few days prior and they will assist in getting you on a flight, you can’t book for 1 online.
  • Mrs-Diedre
    Mrs-Diedre
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    Awesome scenery
    Beautiful professional staff all round, pilot great cometary considering he probably does this 100x. Great value for money. Loved it
  • PenRoz
    PenRoz
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    Very Impressive experience
    In celebration of our Wedding Anniversary, we wanted to do something special so we took the 25-minute 12 Apostles to Bay of Islands flight giving us a bird’s eye view of the rock formations to truly appreciate the beauty (especially Bay of Islands), which was very impressive!! Blake was a great pilot and very knowledgeable about the area. Despite being short staffed due to Covid, the staff were friendly and professional. For extra $$ you can get a copy of your flight in USB. The whole experience was truly impressive and would highly recommend it.
  • Hichapprel
    Hichapprel
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    What a view!!!
    What an amazing experience after lunching at Port Campbell we decided we would take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles. The guys made our flight absolutely beautiful. Nick was a great pilot & his knowledge of the area was excellent. Definitely worth the price.
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Green Dragonfly Girl
Melbourne, Australia167 contributions
Mar. 2021
This was an unbelievable experience that I will always remember! The scenery was incredible and I really enjoyed the beautiful view. The staff were really friendly and helpful and added to a great adventure. Thank you for a truly memorable experience. I would thoroughly recommend this company. And make sure you get the video of the flight to remember it by, Added bonus that the USB was a little helicopter too. cute!
Thank you!
Written 13 March 2021
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RV70
Singapore, Singapore138 contributions
We were told about this service by our driver on AATKings coach, and we decided to do this tour after watching the video on the coach.

It's a beautiful heliport with beautiful red color helicopter and great staff. They operate very efficiently and with a smile despite challenging timelines.

We flew with Pilot James, who is not only a great pilot also a fantastic person to talk to. Flight was smooth and views were stunning. We will do it next time too.

I had ordered HD recording of my flight, they gave it to me on a USB. Unfortunately it doesn't have sound and several people had issues with this service as computer had some glitches on 18/04/2014 afternoon.

Overall - a must do activity if you are planning to take Great Ocean Road trip. Thanks guys at 12 apostles helicopters.
Written 18 April 2014
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Amy
Palatine, IL18 contributions
Feb. 2014 • Couples
My husband and I decided to do the helicopter ride the day we traveled the Great Ocean Road. It is well worth the money and the wait to see them from this unique perspective.

One tip -- don't take the ride from the 12 Apostles Visitor Center. Head up the road a bit (closer to Port Campbell) and take it from there. That location is not as crowded and you don't need to wait in a line in the sun. Once you pay, your name is on a waiting list and you will be called. A MUCH better experience that standing in line…..
Written 8 February 2014
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Sean V
Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
Apr. 2012 • Couples
Rocked up here on Good Friday looking for a quick tour of the 12 Apostles. The attraction as a whole was VERY busy. But we paid $95ish each and were on a helicopter within 10 minutes.

Flights for the 12 Apostles last 10-15 minutes. They are regular and high volume. The service felt bespoke. Very personal and well delivered.

It was an excellent experience and we got some great photographs. For me, 10 minutes is enough. I can’t see how any longer would be more enjoyable on a cost/benefit basis.

Highly recommend you take at least a quick flight if you are heading this far down the Great Ocean Road.
Written 6 April 2012
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NMKhoi
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
Amazing experience. A bit crowded but it's worth the wait. There's no better option to enjoy the beauty of 12 Apostles.
Written 16 December 2017
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Carol M
Seattle, WA73 contributions
Jan. 2016 • Friends
On our Great Ocean Road Tour, we were told that a helicopter tour was available, and we thought what a wonderful way to see the Twelve Apostles! So we signed up in spite of the expense (not cheap!) By opting for the helicopter, we bypassed stopping at a couple other scenic spots, and spent that time waiting in line for our time.
It's a very organized operation - helicopter lands, seven passengers get off as the next group gets on , and within 5 minutes you're airborne.
It is very interesting to see the coastline from the air, but if you want to take pictures - you won't have much success....better off staying on the ground and going to the 'tripod holes'.
The employees were all professional and very courteous, and I have no fault with how the operation went. I'm just sorry that I didn't stay on the ground for my Twelve Apostles visit... Perhaps if one isn't on an organized tour, and you have time otherwise to spend at the various overlooks, then the helicopter tour would be the icing on the cake of your visit to a beautiful spot!
Written 20 February 2016
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Mukul D
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India38 contributions
Dec. 2014 • Family
The 12 apostles are supposed to be the climax to the wonderful buildup to the great ocean road tour. Beautiful and inspiring.
What a view. BUT what you see of the 12 apostles form the land is only a mere fraction of what one gets from the helicopter . . splendid and majestic . . .highly recommended.
Written 2 February 2015
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Jacqueline E
456 contributions
Nov. 2014 • Couples
Only took the 15 minute flight over the Apostles and London Bridge but it really does give a very different and spectacular perspective of these icons of the Ocean Road. The helicopter was relatively new and the set up is professional and safety conscious. Worth spending an extra 45 dollars for the video recording of the flight-saves trying to take pics during the flight. The commentary provided by the pilot is both entertaining and informative.It is possible to do this flight without a prior booking , just turn up .it really was a highlight of our trip
Written 8 December 2014
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LalaTib
Speers Point, Australia68 contributions
Mar. 2014 • Couples
We arrived to the hangar on a grey morning, we were immediately allocated a helicopter and pilot. The staff briefed us on safety issues and within minutes we were in the air about to see one of Australia's most awesome landmarks - the 12 Apostles.
Our pilot James was well informed on the history of the formations and the areas surrounding. To our delight, the overcast and calm conditions were perfect for viewing these iconic pieces.
A must do for anyone touring the Great Ocean Road.
We took the option of having the flight filmed for a small fee, which was great as our family were able to share in the wonder.
Written 9 April 2014
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B.G
182 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
The 15 minute helicopter ride was definitely worth the price. Great panoramic views of the 12 apostles and the Melbourne coastline. Not only that, the staff and pilot were very friendly and willing to answer any questions we had. Was a bit letdown by the quality of the footage from their helicopter cameras, but it is only a minor letdown from what was a great experience.
Written 25 July 2019
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