Fly, Drive & Dine: The Ultimate Melbourne Scenic Flight Experience

For your next special occasion, you deserve a truly extraordinary adventure. It would be best to have a journey that takes you to new heights, broadens your palette, and leads to new discoveries. That’s where we come into the picture at Great Private Tours.

We offer a tour style with a Melbourne scenic flight, exquisite dining, and a winery tour. 

It’s a combination of elegant luxury and adventure that you won’t find anywhere else. 

They’re our Fly, Drive & Dine Tours, our flagship adventures. If you’re looking for a memorable escape with a loved one, these tours are perfect for you. Read on to learn more about these breathtaking journeys.

Our Fly, Drive & Dine Sophisticated Adventures

At Great Private Tours, we wanted to create something entirely original. Our goal was to provide our clients with a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind experience. That’s when we came up with the Fly, Drive & Dine tour experience.

The idea is to combine luxurious flights and vehicle trips with winery tours and fine dining. 

A Seaplane or helicopter will pick you up to embark on a gorgeous Melbourne scenic flight. While in the air, you’ll be able to marvel at all the local beauty. Trust us; we’ve handpicked the most picturesque locations throughout Victoria.

The flights also allow you to arrive at your destination faster and in luxurious style. A fully upgraded and spacious Mercedes will meet you as soon as you land. From there, it’s off to tour wineries and sample the finest dining in the area. Here’s a closer look at each tour that we offer.

Bellarine & Brae (Fine Dining)

First up, we have our Bellarine & Brae experience. It begins with a 1-hour loop flight in a luxurious Seaplane for your Melbourne Scenic Flight. You’ll get the chance to take in the gorgeous Bellarine Peninsula. The beautiful water and scenic views make for a particularly romantic backdrop.

As soon as your magical flight ends, a luxury Mercedes will meet you on the beach. 

Your driver will whisk you away on an exciting winery tour. 

Along the way, you’ll get to sample all the finest wines that each vineyard has available. We’ll book a fine dining experience for you at the world-famous Brae restaurant to top things off.

If you weren’t aware, it’s one of the most prestigious restaurants in all of Australia. You’ll get the chance to enjoy some of the most delectable entrees and mouthwatering desserts.

Great Ocean Road

In this thrilling experience, you’ll get to fly over the Otway Ranges in a helicopter. The 50-minute flight is exhilarating and features some incredible views. Once you pass over the ranges, you’ll wind up in the breathtaking 12 Apostles region.

A Mercedes awaits you to continue your scenic adventure when the flight is over. 

You’ll get to drive along the dramatically beautiful Great Ocean Road. It’s one of the most stunning coastline drives in all of the world. 

All that adventure is sure to work up an appetite. That’s why we’ve included a gourmet picnic on the beach. It includes locally-caught lobster as well as a bottle of fine wine. The coastline will captivate you as you experience the exquisite dining. The wow factor is certainly high for this tour. If you want to blow away your spouse with a surprise trip, we recommend going with this tour. It’s exciting, beautiful, and very romantic.

Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Mornington has some of the finest wineries and providores throughout all of Australia. If you and your spouse particularly enjoy wine, you’ll love this tour. It wouldn’t be a true Fly, Drive & Dine experience without a flight, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

You’ll get to fly in a luxury seaplane over the bay. Along the way, you’ll enjoy incredible scenery as you take in the sights of:

  • Williamstown
  • Port Melbourne
  • Melbourne City
  • The Bayside suburbs
  • Portsea
  • Sorrento

As you can see, this scenic flight covers some truly scenic areas. It’s an exciting and romantic experience that you won’t soon forget. Once you land, one of our expert guides will greet you in a spacious luxury Mercedes.

All our guides at Great Private Tours boast exceptional training and knowledge. 

They’ll point out scenic locations and provide eye-opening facts and suggestions. 

During your trip, you’ll visit stunning wineries and vineyards. You’ll get to sample Chardonnay, Pinot, and other spirits from this cool climate region. From there, you’ll enjoy a three-course meal from a chef’s hatted restaurant. This tour is a must for any wine lovers out there.

Bellarine Peninsula Wineries

Lastly, we have our tour of the wineries of the Bellarine Peninsula. The first step is to take a breathtaking Melbourne scenic flight to the Bellarine. The flight will take you straight above Melbourne City, providing fantastic photo ops.

You’ll touch down at Portarlington to greet your expert guide. They will whisk you away in a luxury Mercedes vehicle to all the best wineries. 

Once you’ve seen the wineries, it’s time to head to Jack Rabbit. You’ll enjoy a three-course fine dining experience from famous chef Dwayne Bourke.

Why Choose Fly, Drive & Dine?

If you aren’t sure which tour to select, here are some of the top reasons to book one of our Fly, Drive & Dine experiences:

  • Milestone birthday party. A milestone birthday isn’t just a regular-old birthday. It’s an extra special event that requires an extra special celebration. That’s why one of our Fly, Drive & Dine experiences is the perfect option. It’s a unique blend of fine dining, wine tours, and scenic flights.
  • Surprise engagement. If you’re about to pop the question, you need to make a significant impact. One of our flagship Fly, Drive & Dine experiences is just what you need. They’re special, unique, and very romantic.
  • Anniversary adventure. It’s time to celebrate another year spent together. What better way than to embark on a luxurious experience with the one you love? One of our Fly, Drive & Dine tours is the perfect getaway for an anniversary.

Book Your Adventure Today

As you can see, our tours are indeed one-of-a-kind and memorable. They give you the chance to experience the excitement of a flight with the luxury of fine dining and winery tours. So if you want to make a significant impact on that special someone, don’t wait to book a tour today. To do so, you can get in touch with us at +61 430 279 438. You can also send us an email here.

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P