Adventure Flight Co operates 12 Apostles Flights from Melbourne (Essendon Airport) on an on-demand charter. Simply call 1300 341 006 to arrange your preferred time and date.
For those visiting Melbourne that are pressed for time, save 7-8 hours driving to the 12 Apostles via Great Ocean Road and fly instead. Adventure Flight Co departs from Essendon Airport which is only a short distance from the city or Melbourne Airport.
Adventure Flight Co operates a range of aircraft on 12 Apostles Flights from Melbourne. We cater for group sizes from 1 through to 16, and are the only local 12 Apostles Flights operator that is not simply a Melbourne-based charter company. We live on the coast!
The total flight time is 2.5 hours. Aircraft are flown by experienced local pilots and fitted with oversized windows and air conditioning. Allow 4 hours for the entire experience from when you drive into the free(!) carpark at Essendon Airport to when you leave.
A popular added extra is stopping at the Great Ocean Road Airport and disembarking for a guided bus tour with Pope’s Tours around the 12 Apostles with lunch in the seaside Port Campbell. Pope’s Bus Tours is the local tour operator and can also tailor your trip to include a stop at the Boggy Creek Pub, Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto, and the 12 Apostles.
Your 12 Apostles flights from Melbourne begin by flying over the Melbourne CBD almost eye to eye with skyscrapers before heading over Port Phillip Bay and crossing the vineyards, pastures and coastal towns of the Bellarine Peninsular. We cross the coast proper around Torquay. Then over the famous Bells Beach, before paralleling the Great Ocean Road as it twists its way down past Lorne and Apollo Bay.
The Great Ocean Road then turns inland but we keep on flying southwest into the real wilderness – Cape Otway National Park. We pass the historic Cape Otway Lighthouse then we round Moonlight Head and voila! The magnificent 12 Apostles swing into view!
The aircraft have oversized windows allowing passengers on either side of the aircraft excellent views and ability to take pictures from any side. Pass the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Gibsons Steps and more before turning inland at the picturesque fishing village of Port Campbell. From here it is a 60-minute ride over typical Australian farming scenes of dairy, cropping, sheep and cattle before arriving back at Melbourne Airport (Essendon) feeling fresh and relaxed, ready to pack even more into the day!
Alternatively, not-quite-so time poor travellers to the 12 Apostles can drive to Barwon Heads Airport – only a bit over an hour from Melbourne CBD. Prices start at $480 for a single passenger tour, $1,250 for up to 7 people.
For more information or to book your 12 Apostles flights from Melbourne call 0415 919 646 or TAP HERE to experience your 12 Apostles Adventure Flight.