by James Ridenour
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Microflite Wine – Food – Fly Tour

One of the most exciting and special experiences I have had was a recent trip with Microflite to the Yarra Valley.  Microflite offers their Wine – Food – Fly heli tour to Yering Station in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Your journey starts at the city helipad on the Yarra river.  Melbourne is the only major city in Australia that allows helicopter flights in and out of the central business district.  This means you can leave for your gourmet experience right from the city centre.  The flight out takes you up and out over South Melbourne with panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay.  You are able to see all the most famous locations in Melbourne, the MCG, Government House and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Parliament and the Eureka Tower.  Your flight takes a mere 20 minutes and almost instantly the city gives way to the countryside.  Before you know it you are landing at Yering Station.

On arrival at Yering Station you are greeted with a smiling welcome and of course some Yering Station sparking wine.  Your tour begins with the production areas of the winery along with the barrel vaults.  The process of creating some of the valley’s best wines is carefully explained before you head into the tasting room where you get a chance to taste some of Yering Station’s reserve wines.  The tasting room is a beautiful old brick building that not only offers some of Australia’s best wines but there is also a general store with some of the valleys best products such as sauces, jams, pasta and other delicacies.

Then off to lunch at the wineries restaurant where you have a choice of some of the valley’s freshest produce which accompanies the wines perfectly.

Your return flight again takes you over the beautiful Yarra Valley and returns you in spectacular style to Melbourne.

Let’s face it the pictures speak for themselves.  This is one of the ultimate Melbourne experiences that simply must not be missed!

This amazing experience is excellent value for a party of four or more people costing only $595 each including flights, tastings and lunch.   Prices are $795 per person with less than four travellers.

This is a perfect way to celebrate an amazing special event and will leave you feeling top of the best city in the world!

Microflite also do city tour flights for $195 , Great Ocean Road flights as well as private charter work.

Microflite can be contacted on  (03) 8587 9700 or email them at




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