We are a local business, locally owned and have a local team all making your experience here in the Grampians all about making the most of your time here.
Grampians Helicopters started 2015 with a white R44 "JYT" departing flights from Stawell public terminal building.
We realised quickly the need for ground transport to get everyone to the amazing vineyards and in 2016 Grampians Wine Tours started
By 2017 we got a new R44 - "VIC"
Like everyone in tourism between 2020 to end 2021 we had lots of free time like flying a kite with our son. More than 50% of this time we were closed.
2021 we added a second vehicle and refreshed the design to represent all the experiences you can enjoy in the region.
End of 2021 we started Halls Gap History Walking Tours
2022 we added the green machine to offer transport in/out of the GPT plus private tours in the park or vineyards.
End of 2022 we started offering our heli flights from our own private off grid terminal building - still in Stawell,
just our own space.
Now we have Grampians Helicopters, Grampians Wine Tours, walking tours, silo art tours and more........ so time to bring it all under one new brand!
In 2011 Justin and Justine meet in central Australia when Justin was flying choppers & Justine was working as a Contiki Tour guide. They meet due to a mice plague at the time.
MEET THE TEAM
Justin born and raised in the Wimmera region and completed his training in 2010.after a brief time conducting scenic flights in and around Melbourne moved to Ayres Rock, flying mainly scenic flights in and around Uluru - Kata Tjuta,
Also working at the remote Kings Creek Station conducting scenic, film, camping and picnic flights. Then moving to Darwin to conduct heli Fish. Justin moved back to country Victoria with his young family with the dream of starting his own scenic/charter business in the area that he knows so well, and has a passion for.
In his spare time Justin like to ride bikes (road & dirt) go karts and is in his final stages of completing his ticket to be a drive master.
Born & raised in NSW, Justine started travel early working in the Whitsunday's before heading to sea, working onboard cruise ships.
After 7 years at sea and 55 countries later, Justine returned back to Australia to work as a tour guide across most of this great country.
After several years of remote, regional and city guiding and gaining formal qualification in tourism and cultural understanding
Justine settled in Darwin with partner Justin. After relocating to Victoria with her now family, moving back to Justin's home turf.
Justine shares the same passion for the region as Justin, along with an interest in the great outdoors, our Aboriginal history and health & wellness.
Hadyn is a local from the very famous wine region of Great Western and very fittingly is also a winemaker! Yes, Hadyn's main gig is producing is own wine label "Black & Ginger" which you will find across our region and abroad.
Hadyn is mostly busy producing this amazing wine however during quite periods of the wine making world, Hadyn runs some of our wine tours - what better guide than a wine maker!
Hadyn with his partner Lucy also have Hounds Run Vineyard and a beautiful off grid tiny house on their property if you are looking to stay somewhere in the region.
Hadyn's favourite walk in the Grampians is from the car to Paper Scissors Rock brewery.
Hadyn's favourite wine is Black & Ginger - Grenache
Local business owner Corinne literally lives a stones throw from the Grampians National park and has lived in this region most of her life, so Corinne knows who's who in the zoo.
Corinne with her husband have the perfectly located accommodation "Grampians Pioneer cottages" with amazing views so check them out if you are looking for somewhere to stay.
On occasion when Corinne isn't busy running a business, riding her ponies and spending time with their daughter - Corinne is the perfect host for taking groups around her backyard.
Corinne's favourite walk in the Grampians is the one that leads to the pub ... ha ha
Corinne's favourite local wine is Fallen Giants Cabernet Sauvignon.