New Years Eve Fireworks over Melbourne

Piper Chieftain

In 2015, Kirkhope Aviation hosted their first New Years Eve Flights high above the Melbourne skyline in our Piper Navajo! It was a stunning platform to see the official midnight fireworks, with displays visible throughout the greater Melbourne area as well as the CBD. The large windows provided panoramic views to our passengers, and our pilots enjoyed the event so much that they’re already talking among themselves about this year’s flight! We’re hosting the event again in 2016,with places available in our Piper Chieftain and Navajo aircraft. Families with children over age 10 welcome.

Midnight Fireworks


Check in at 11:00pm Flight departs at 11:40pm and returns at approximately 12:30pm Drinks, cheese and nibbles included before and after the flight.

9:30pm Fireworks


Check in at 8:30pm Flight departs at 9:10pm and returns at approximately 9:55pm Drinks, cheese and nibbles included before and after the flight.

In case you’re wondering, these flights are conducted at approximately 2,500ft above Melbourne. Fireworks launched as part of the New Years Eve display typically travel 400-500ft upwards, which places us well above even those fireworks launched from buildings in the CBD. We get asked about this a lot.

Places are limited on both flights, so call us on 1300 206 130 early to avoid missing out! For more information on New Years Eve festivities in Melbourne, see the Only Melbourne website.