Helivista

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours

Helivista is a locally owned and operated helicopter business in McLaren Vale SA.

Helivista Helicopter tours are perfect for the experience seeker wishing to see the beauty of South Australia from the air.
Enjoy the lush rolling hills, vineyards, beaches and coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

We have packages available for Wine Flights, Lunch Flight packages or 30min scenic flights.

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$940

With the option for pick up from a selection of B&B’s and wineries around the McLaren Vale region – this the perfect experience for the serious wine lover.
This tour will include an hour of flying time around McLaren Vale and drop into 3 wineries over a 4 hour time slot.
Option to include lunch and meet the wine maker POA.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$2985

1 night Heli-Swag experience at your own private campsite high on the Willunga Hills with stunning views out over the McLaren Vale wine region and St Vincent Gulf.
2 nights luxury accommodation in the Garden Retreat at Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat with a gourmet breakfast hamper served each morning.

Disabled Access

Carpark

$690

Prepare to be swept away as you board your own private helicopter for a journey of the skies as you’ve never seen them before.
Soar through the breathtaking Onkaparinga gorge, and along the coastal route as you glide past stunning beaches, close enough to see crashing waves and (hopefully) dolphins swimming by.

Your package begins with a custom wine tasting at Penny’s Hill winery, where you can enjoy several delicious vintages, and select a bottle to accompany your meal. Following this is an exciting 25-minute helicopter journey, briefly stopping for ‘fly-thru’ service at The Currant Shed restaurant, where your pre-ordered lunch will be delivered directly to the helicopter. No need to stop, you will be transported to an exclusive and private location, with exceptional views of the sweeping hills, coast and stunning skylines. Here, you can relax for 90 minutes and enjoy your feast of local food and wine in complete privacy. Then its time to jump back into the helicopter and be transported back to Penny’s Hill winery.

This is an intimate an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. Perfect for a special birthday gift; romantic proposal; or an indulgent, once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

(nb not suitable for children)

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$550

Includes 30 min flight, 3 course paired lunch and wine tasting.
Bubbles on arrival!

Arrive like a rock star at Ekhidna Wines in the helicopter on the lawns in front of the restaurant. Be met with a glass of bubbles and then try a tasting or sit straight down for lunch. The Ekhidna Wines Restaurant offers one of the most picturesque dining experiences with locally sourced products.

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$990

Includes 50 min round trip flight to Langhorne Creek wine region plus lunch and a bottle of wine. Complimentary wine tasting.

Home of the renowned Bernoota Shiraz/Cabernet – on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. Every winter, using a system of channels and dykes, the vineyards of this tiny village are flooded supplying the vines all the water they’ll get for the whole year…and Lake Breeze is the standard bearer for the region.

The trip includes an aerial tour of McLaren Vale including the amazing coastline and vineyards, a zip along the Lake, the full tasting experience and lunch at the Lake Breeze restaurant . Superb!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$590

A once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. Soar high above the rolling hills of the Fleurieu Peninsula with breathtaking views of our incredible wine region and its stunning coastline. After your amazing 30-minute McLaren Vale helicopter tour, you’ll then land back at Maxwell Wines to indulge in Chef Lehmann’s sensational degustation with matching wines. A magical way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even wedding proposal!
(nb not suitable for children)

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$580

Start the morning with a 30min flight to view the spectacular surrounds of McLaren Vale with the chance to view different soil types from the air. Also fly along the coastline and gorges.

Next try the Ancient Soils tasting at Shottesbrooke Winery comparing 4 different virgin shiraz’s from 4 different local soil types.

Finally wander through the gum trees and vineyards to the award wining Currant Shed restaurant for a 3 course lunch with wine pairing.

Sit back and let time slow down as the incredible staff bring you delicious dishes. “Incredible”.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$1300

Connect 3 amazing South Australian wine regions in one day!
Start your morning with a wine tasting at Penny’s Hill winery in the McLaren Vale.
Then fly along the hills to the Barossa Valley and stop for your second private wine tasting.
As you will probably be hungry by now we fly back to the Adelaide Hills wine region and stop for lunch and your third wine tasting. When you are ready, get back in the helicopter for the flight back to McLaren Vale, if you like for another tasting!
A great way to see South Australia from the air, and taste the differences between the wine regions!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

Get sea sick? Short of time?

Helivista can fly you Kangaroo Island from McLaren Vale!

There are so many luxury accommodations or wineries to visit….

We can also organise a limousine to transport you between McLaren Vale and the City in 40 minutes.

POA

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $850 to $975

Book a 2 or 3 night stay at Mulberry Lodge in the beautiful Garden retreat suite.

Find a bottle of local premium wine to welcome you along with a cheese platter, and some savoury and sweet treats.
A gourmet hosted breakfast awaits you each morning in the lodge dining room or weather permitting out in the garden.

Helicopter pick up from the Mulberry Lodge paddock for a half hour helicopter tour of McLaren Vale for 2 people including a fly over the stunning pristine waters and coastline at Port Willunga.

Helicopter drop off at Shottesbrooke Winery where you will be taken on a tour of the vineyard and winery. You’ll then be hosted at a private personalised tasting featuring many of the wines discussed throughout the tour. Hear about the Shottesbrooke wine making process and philosophy.

Take a short walk through the native woodlot and vineyards to the award winning ‘The Current Shed’ restaurant and indulge in a regionally inspired 3 course lunch complete with matched Shottesbrooke wines.

(Allow 5 hours for the Helicopter tour, vineyard tour, tasting and lunch)
Car pick up and return to Mulberry Lodge.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$1450

Take a 30 min scenic helicopter flight over the surrounding coast line.
Indulge in a platter-style picnic lunch, showcasing our finest local produce.
Bottle of Serafino Premium Sparkling wine.

Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in the on-site Serafino Cellar Door.
Dine in our Chef Hat award winning Serafino Restaurant for a four-course dinner with “paired” Serafino Wines.

Relax with overnight spa suite accommodation at Serafino McLaren Vale.
Following morning, full cooked breakfast in the Serafino Restaurant.
Experience a guided Serafino winery tour and private barrel tasting.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

$350

Starting from Penny’s Hill Winery, this is a lovely way to see the stunning beauty of the McLaren Vale wine region. The tour will include a 30 min flight over the Fleurieu Peninsula coastline with views of the colourful cliffs, white sandy beaches, pristine waters of Gulf St Vincent, vast vineyards and Onkaparinga Gorge. Keep an eye out for dolphins!

Disabled Access

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