About Grampians Helicopters
Below is a little snap shot about why Grampians Helicopters started.
Is to set the standard in customer service and provide a memory that will last, along with the opportunity to See, Learn, Experience and Taste the Grampians.
Is to bring the impressive landscape for locals and visitors in a whole new perspective whilst linking the view with insightful & interesting commentary.
- Safety is number one priority and we will maintain our flawless record.
- Excellence and quality striving to be the best in everything we do.
- Respect for people, business, history and the natural environment
Justin Neofitou - born and raised in Warracknabeal, western Victoria. With a passion for flying from an early age, he started out flying Model Aircraft at age 5. After achieving an 'Apprentice of the Year' Award in engineering, moved to Melbourne to continue the flying dream.
Completed training in 2010 and after a brief time conducting scenic flights in and around Melbourne moved to Uluru, flying mainly scenic flights in and around Uluru - Kata Tjuta, including numerous film/photo shoots for customers such as, National Geographic. Spending time at the remote Kings Creek Station conducting scenic, film, camping and picnic flights.
Amassing a number of flight hours living in Central Australia, Justin then moved to Darwin to continue flying with Helifish - Helicopter Fishing Tours to extremely remote and rarely visited tidal beaches, floodplains and outlet creeks. The flying in this area being particularly good due to the monsoonal conditions and the incredible flocks of birds and wildlife that is in these areas.
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 - HOME.
Justin also enjoys exploring the Grampians national park, taking the go kart with his son Jack out at the Wimmera Kart Racing Track, the dirt bikes comes out occasionally and Justin is very close to finishing his tickets and will be a dive instructor - ask him about the bottom of Lake Bellfield!.
MEET THE BEHIND THE SCEENS
Justin and Justine partners in life and business (with their 9 year old Jack) run Grampians Helicopters and Grampians Wine Tours, Silo Art Tours and Halls gap History Walking Tours together.
Justine born and raise in NSW had a passion for travel at a young age. Starting with tourism experience from her early 20's, working in the Whitsundays to seven years abroad working for an international cruise line in an officers position of management. Before returning to Australia to work for one of the largest touring company's, travelling all around this great nation as a tour guide.
After living and working in the Northern Territory, during which time Justine gained formal qualifications in Tourism combined with her previous formal education in Advertising & Marketing, Justine also has a passion for our learning about our First Nations culture, gaining qualifications in cultural understanding among other achievements.
Between Grampians Helicopters plus now Grampians Wine Tours, Justine shares the same passion as Justin on showcasing this amazing part of Australia to locals and visitors.
In Justine's spare time (ha ha) she enjoys doing walks in the Grampians, spending time with Jack and growing her own food in the veggie garden and greenhouse.