Melbourne Seaplanes

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours

Discover the magnificent skyline of Melbourne, Australia’s most liveable city, and see picturesque Port Phillip Bay from the comfort of Melbourne Seaplanes.

Be intrigued with the excitement of a water take-off and landing in nearby Hobson’s Bay, Williamstown. Melbourne Seaplanes operates from a purpose-built base at Gem Pier in Williamstown, and supplies extensive float plane charter services to many of the key tourism destinations along the Victorian coast.

Melbourne Seaplanes is the unique way to see Melbourne’s city skyline and surrounds. Ideal for people seeking the excitement of viewing Melbourne from the air, looking for something special, or for busy people with limited time for sightseeing. Tailor make your own special flight plan or try one of their package tours.

Packages available: Melbourne City Skyline – 15 minutes flight, The Ultimate Experience – 60 minutes flight plus lunch, Historic Port Phillip Bay – 55 minutes flight and Flights to the Dandenongs – 30 minutes scenic flights.


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Melbourne Seaplanes scenic Port Phillip Bay flight from Williamstown tracks the beautiful coastal beaches at 160 metres viewing picturesque places such as Port Arlington and Queenscliff.

Passing over the Heads to Point Nepean you are provided good views of the bay side towns of Portsea and Sorrento. The flight path then follows the coast towards the City of Melbourne taking in Albert Park Lake, the home of the Australian Grand Prix, the famous Botanical Gardens, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Tower, Crown Casino and the Southbank precinct.

You will see Melbourne’s famous City skyline as well as the Westgate Bridge before landing into Hobsons Bay. The estimated duration is 60 minutes, while the time in aircraft is one hour and fifteen minutes.

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For the thrill and excitement of a water takeoff and landing our Hobsons Bay Circuit is ideal.

Taking off in Hobson’s Bay, flying to the end of Point Gellibrand, then crossing over the bay to Elwood, flying past St Kilda, and Port Melbourne to the West Gate Bridge and then down the Yarra River to Williamstown. It is only a short flight, about 20 minutes altogether, but a good way to have a cost-effective seaplane experience.

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Passing over the ship building and historic industrial area, you will turn right and fly past Williamstown’s beautiful beaches, across to St. Kilda Marina, Brighton Beach and up past the Grand Prix track at Albert Park Lake.

You will fly past the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne Park, Botanical Gardens, The Shrine of Remembrance and Government House.

Then you will pass the high rise towers of Melbourne’s Central Business District, The Eureka Tower (our tallest building), Crown Casino and the Southbank Precinct, down the Yarra River past Melbourne Exhibition and Conference complex to the Docklands area and back over the Westgate Bridge before cruising past Port Melbourne beaches and landing back at Williamstown.

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From Williamstown this flight tracks along the Coast past Point Ormond, then Brighton with the well known golden mile of exclusive homes, and Brighton Beach offering a fantastic photo opportunity of the colourful bathing boxes.

Continuing along to Sandringham where the remains of a World War One submarine can be seen, then to Half Moon Bay where the historic wreck of the “HMS Cerebus”, Australia’s first naval vessel lies just offshore.

Turning back along the coast you fly to Melbourne and complete the city skyline before landing back at Williamstown.

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Mount Dandenong forms the backdrop to outer east of Melbourne. Melbourne is virtually surrounded by mountains that continue right up the east coast of Australia and are known as the Great Dividing Range. From the seaplane views up the Yarra Valley can be seen, famous for grape growing and wine production.

This scenic flight to the famous tourist area outside greater metropolitan Melbourne takes in Melbourne’s Beaches from St Kilda to the renowned sand belt Golfing area of Sandringham, before turning north for Mt. Dandenong. En route you will pass St Kilda football Ground, The Police Academy, VFL Park, then onto Mount Dandenong.

On return you fly over Ringwood and Doncaster before viewing Albert Park Lake, the Botanical Gardens, the MCG Crown Casino, Southbank Precinct, Melbourne’s skyline and the Westgate Bridge.

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For that special occasion, special person or to just treat yourself, the ultimate flight over our beautiful coastal beaches, sightseeing along both the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas as they curve around Melbourne’s magnificent Port Phillip Bay.

Flying at 500 feet, this flight will track the coast following the Bellarine Peninsula to view picturesque places such as Port Arlington and Queenscliff then passing Port Phillip Heads the narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay eventually landing at the Baths restaurant jetty at Sorrento for a short break or magnificent lunch.

The return trip offers a birds eye view of several popular bay beaches, and finally some of Melbourne’s spectacular landmarks including Albert Park Lake, the Botanical Gardens, MCG, Crown Casino, Southbank precinct, Melbourne city skyline, Westgate Bridge, Port Melbourne beaches and then back to Williamstown.

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