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Melbourne under Lockdown


An Ode to Melbourne, Australia

  • RavenAir
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  • about 1 month ago

Returning to AirVuz after a two year hiatus, former Drone Video Award Finalist RavenAir brings us this spectacular drone video from Melbourne, Australia as the great port city endured a lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in August and September of 2020.  The video features footage of some of the city's top sights, including the Melbourne Shrine, the Royal Exhibition building, the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Town Hall, West Gate Bridge, Prince's Pier, and more.  

Victoria Showreel


Showreel: Central Victoria from Above


Victoria is the second most populated state in Australia. Nestled between South Australia to the west, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and the Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, the state's capital Melbourne is also the second largest city in the country. In this nine-minute compilation, WalkingDroid gives you a glimpse at what makes the state so beautiful.  Most of the video was shot in the central part of the state, north of the capital. Bravo, WalkingDroid!

The Great Ocean Road


Great Ocean Road | Australia Drone 4K


Check out this magnificent drone video of Australia's Great Ocean Road, compliments of top AirVuz contributor hamzamuj.  The road runs for 243 km (about 150 mi.) on the country's southeastern coast in the state of Victoria. The Great Australian Road was built in the years following the First World War and is dedicated to the tens of thousands of Australians who perished in the conflict.  The video features footage from some of the most well-known spots along its course, including Point Addis, Loch Ard Gorge, and Sparks Gully.  

Mornington Peninsula: Cape Schanck


Cape Schanck

  • prav0008
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  • over 3 years ago

Cape Schenck is a promontory in Victoria, the Australian state in the southeastern corner of the country.  A well recognized natural sight on the Mornington Penninsula near the Victoria capital city Melbourne, the cape is is brought to life from an aerial perspective by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Prav0008.  The video, shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone, includes bird's eye views of the iconic Cape Schenck Lighthouse and the stunning rock formations lying off the coast on the Tasman Sea.

Surfers and Sharks on a Victoria Beach


Aussies Surfing with Sharks

Aero Retin...

Sharks have been a hazard of surfing since the Polynesians first figured out how to ride ocean waves.  While shark attacks on surfers do occasionally (and tragically) happen, it's much more often the case that  surfers and sharks ply the same waters oblivious to each others existence.  In this video by Aero Retina Optics, you'll see this dynamic in action in the waters of Victoria, South Australia, where some harmless sharks linger just a few meters/yards from some epic surfing action.

Lake Eildon National Park


Lake Eildon during DROUGHT


Lake Eildon is the central feature of the Lake Eildon National Park in the Central Highlands region of Victoria, Australia. The 68,600-acre national park is just 69 miles (111 kilometers) northeast of Melbourne. The lake has experienced several droughts in the last 2 decades, leaving considerable economic hardship for the local community, something that may be experienced again with this drought. See it for yourself in this moving piece by contributor littleviking; this video was a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week

Mt. Buffalo: Victoria's Great National Park


Mt. Buffalo National Park


Top contributor RavenAir created this beautiful drone video of Australia's Mt. Buffalo National Park. It's situated in the mountains of the Victoria state, roughly a four hour drive northeast of the Victoria capital city Melbourne.  Opened in 1898 and subsequently expanded, it's one of the oldest national parks in the country.  The centerpiece of the park is Mt. Buffalo, a mountain plateau with a peak height of just over 1.7k meters (around 5.6k ft.) above sea level.  The park is extremely popular with cyclists.

The Ballarat Region


The Ballarat District

Andrew Tho...

For a first upload to AirVuz, brand-new contributor Andrew Thomas brings us this fantastic drone video from southeastern Australia.  The video was filmed in the region around the city of Ballarat,about 90 minutes northwest of Melbourne in the state of Victoria.  The areas east and south of the city are part of the Central Highlands, essentially the foothills of the Great Dividing Range; the video also features footage of the plains areas to Ballarat's west and north, which include a number of large (and quite beautiful) lakes.  

Bendigo: Interior Victoria City


Bendigo, Victoria


In this piece by AirVuz contributor Bendigo Aerial, you'll get a drone's eye tour of one of the largest cities in the Australian state of Victoria.  The city of Bendigo lies in the middle of the state, the southeasternmost territory of mainland Australia.  Located about 150 km (just over 90 mi.) northwest of Melbourne, it's Victoria's fourth-largest city by population.  Bendigo was the epicenter of the great Victoria gold rush which began in the 1850's and was the most impactful of Australia's great gold rushes.

Somers, Mornington Peninsula


Flying over Somers (VIC, Australia)

  • Mattcoq
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    • 12
    • 17
  • almost 2 years ago

Top contributor Mattcoq created this marvelous drone video of Somers, a seaside town in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria.  It's located on the eastern side of the Mornington Peninsula, a landform which forms the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay (at the head of which sits the state's principal city of Melbourne).  Somers opens up onto the adjacent Western Port Bay, whose protected waters make for some of the best sailing in Australia.   Somers is also home to a series of beaches, some of the most popular in Australia.

Kite Surfing Near Melbourne


Kite Surfing Australia

Aero Retin...

Given that Australia is one of the great centers of surfing, it's probably not surprising that kite-surfing has taken hold in the land Down Under.  Kite-surfers are an increasingly frequent sight on beaches all around the country.  Contributor Aero Retina Optics captured this very skilled kite boarder gracefully working the wind and the waves on a beach in the state of Victoria, in the southeastern corner of the country.  The cranes of the port of Melbourne are visible in the distance.

Riddells Creek, Shire of Macedon Ranges


Riddells Rise


Check out this beautiful drone video from the hinterlands of the Australian state of Victoria.  The video was shot around Riddell's Creek, a town in the region known as the Shire of Macedon Ranges.  It's an area of (in places heavy) forests and iconic looking rock formations, located roughly between Melbourne and Bendigo and east of Ballarat.  Less than a two hour drive from Australia's second-largest city, this area has become one of the top vacation destinations in southeastern Australia.  

Hanging Rock, Central Victoria


Hanging Rock Drone Aerial View | Hike to the top for a Dronie


Seen here in this dronie by BendigoAerial, Hanging Rock is a prominent geological formation in the middle of the Australian state of Victoria.  Once an oddity known mostly to locals, the rock was immportalized in the 1965 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsey.  The book tells the story of a group of schoolgirls who visit the rock on Valentine's Day in 1900 and vanish.  Later adapted to a screenplay for a 1975 movie of the same name, it's considered one of the greatest novels to come from Australia.  

Melbourne Drone Views




You'll get a nice drone's eye view of Australia's second largest city in this video by contributor and pilot Jasonkmclean.  Host of the 1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in Australia's  southeastern corner.  While it is Australia's #2 city, Melbourne was the country's largest city for many years, and remained Australia's primary business and financial center until fairly recently.  Even today, it is home to five of Australia's seven tallest buildings.

FPV Cruising the Victoria Coast


By The Sea

Ruben Case...

When it comes to places to practice the art of coastal first person view (FPV) drone flying, it's hard to beat the coast of Victoria in southeastern Australia.  Contributor and FPV pilot Ruben Caser created this beautiful video from the coast along the Great Ocean Road.  The road, which was built in commemoration of Australia's massive World War I losses, runs about 240 km (around 150 mi.) between the towns of Torquay and Allensford.  The former lies just to the west of Melbourne.  

Sugarloaf Mountain, Christmas Hills


Sugarloaf Reservoir, Melbourne Australia


Take in these aerial views of Australia's Sugarloaf Reservoir, compliments of AirVuz contributor and drone pilot littleviking.  The artificial lake is located in Christmas Hills, about a half-hour drive northeast of Melbourne in the state of Victoria.  Completed in 1981, Sugarload has capacity to hold 96 billion litres of water, equivalent to about 25 billion gallons.  The reservoir plays an important role in providing drinking water to Melbourne, which is Australia's second-largest city.  

Mornington Peninsula Drone Views


Stunning Australian Coast - The Mornington Peninsula

Nathan San...

Prepare to be amazed by this aerial tour of Australia's Mornington Peninsula, compliments of contributor Nathan Sanders.  Located in the state of Victoria, the peninsula forms the eastern and southeastern reaches of Port Phillip Bay, at the head of which lies the great city of Melbourne.  Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Obsidian, the video features footage of many of the top sights in the region: London Bridge Lookout, Sierra Nevada Rocks, Portsea, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Rye, and Sorrento

Maroondah Dam, Central Victoria


Maroondah Dam - Melbourne


Maroondah Dam is a concrete gravity dam in southeastern Australia.  It's located on the Watts River near the center of the state of Victoria.  Constructed in the 1920's, its principal purpose is to supply drinking water to Greater Melbourne, the second-largest metropolitan area in Australia.  While the dam and reservoir itself are enclosed by forest and are inaccessible, there's a park (the Maroondah Reservoir Park) which is located just below the dam and which features English style landscaping.  

Train Race in Victoria


Steamfest 2017: The Great Train Race


Drone Hunter brings this amazing drone video of an event most people don't know exists - a train race!  The Puffing Billy Railway, a heritage steam line north of Melbourne in Australia's Victoria state, puts on an event every year where two of its steam-driven trains go head to head on the narrow gauge track.  The event is a reminder of the importance of railroads  to the development of Victoria, which exploded in a gold mining rush in the 1850's and for a time was Britain's wealthiest colony.

Melbourne under Covid-19 Lockdown


Melbourne during lockdown - Spring sunrise

Gizmo Dron...

Throughout 2020, Australia was seen as an example of how to combat the deadly Covid-19 virus that shook the world.  Nevertheless, over the summer, the port city of Melbourne emerged as a "hotspot" within Australia, and was subject to increasingly stringent social distancing measures.  In this drone video by new AirVuz contributor and pilot Gizmo Drones, you'll see Australia's second-largest city as it appeared virtually deserted during a stage 4 lockdown which was imposed here beginning in early August.  

Great Ocean Road Drone Views


Great Ocean Road

Chris Borg...

Top contributor Chris Borg created this marvelous drone video of the Great Ocean Road in the Australian state of Victoria.  The road runs for about 240 km (around 150 mi.) on a stretch of coastline west of Melbourne, traversing a variety of landscapes ranging from cliffs to rainforests.  The road was built over a roughly 15 year period following the end of World War I by returning servicement.  It was dedicated to the memory of the tens of thousands of Australians who lost their lives in that conflict.     



Australia's Great Ocean Road

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