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Helicopter Rides to Melbourne Cup

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published October 10th 2013
Hold onto your hat
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Imagine flying over Melbourne's skyline. The city is at your feet, the giant buildings look like children's LEGO below and you can see the gridlock of the traffic with cars inching their way to Flemington Race Course.

You of course are above it all because you have chosen to arrive by helicopter.

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As you arrive at Flemington, you see the emerald green turf drawing you tantalisingly closer.

When you land at the helipad you really make an entrance -- holding onto your fashionable hat of course as you duck the whirling blades just like in the movies.

Then a VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles transfers you from the helipad to the main entrance.

Sometimes a special event like the Cup means adding something that will make it even more memorable.

And your first ever helicopter flight is likely to get the adrenalin pumping.

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You might want to get the helicopter one way and ride on public transport the other just to really even things out.

There are also a few cheaper times to arrive by helicopter. Here are some costings below.

Prices are per person from Melbourne:

AAMI Victoria Derby Day or Emirates Melbourne Cup
Return $480 (inc GST)
One Way $315 (inc GST)

Crown Oaks Day or Emirates Stakes Day
Return $410 (inc GST)
One Way $270 (inc GST)

Off Peak and receive a discount on Derby Day and Cup Day
Fly between 8am-10am & returning 12noon 5:00pm
(Off peak pricing only availbale if both to and from flights are booked within these time slots.)

OFF PEAK Prices:
One Way $270pp
Return $410pp

Kids Fly Free on Emirates Stakes Day
Children 14 and under fly for free on Emirates Stakes Day when accompanied by a parent or adult. Limit one free ticket per full fare adult ticket.
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Why? To make an entrance
When: During the Spring Racing Carnival
Phone: Book by phone on 1300 724 927
Where: Flemington Race Track
Cost: From $240
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