Helicopter Engagement Packages in Melbourne

Surprise Proposal Flight over Melbourne

Regular price$449 per person
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A romantic proposal package in a private helicopter to pop the question in style.

This one hour surprise proposal includes:
🥂 Champagne on arrival
💍 Propose in-flight over Melbourne
🎥 HD video recording of your proposal
📸 A mini-photoshoot in front of the helicopter
🎁 Personalised souvenir to take home
💵 $350 worth of gift vouchers

A romantic proposal package in a private helicopter for you to pop the question in style.

Create the perfect moment to propose to your partner, without all the anxiety that comes with planning it, on this unique proposal experience in a luxury helicopter.

Picture a glass of champagne on arrival, a private helicopter flight over Melbourne's best city and coastal landmarks and your entire flight including your magic proposal moment, captured on full HD video.

We'll worry about all the details to ensure this once-in-a-lifetime moment is private, memorable and, most importantly, runs smoothly on the day.

Once you've booked with us, our team will keep this a complete surprise from start to finish... The only thing you need to do is decide what you'd like to say on the day. 💍♥️

Finally, as a thank you for choosing to pop the question with us, we'll send you $350 worth of gift vouchers towards a private wedding or honeymoon helicopter experience.

Helicopter Proposal Idea Melbourne

What's included in your private helicopter proposal experience?

🥂 Relax with a glass of champagne on arrival

💍 Choose to propose before, after or during your flight (whichever you feel most comfortable with)

🚁 A 30-minute private flight over Melbourne City, Beaches and Coast

🎥 An in-flight HD video recording of the moment you propose

📸 A mini-photoshoot in front of the helicopter

🎁 A personalised souvenir to take home with you (we'll keep this a secret until the end)

💵 And $350 worth of free gift vouchers to use towards a helicopter honeymoon experience in the Yarra Valley or a helicopter wedding transfer. 

ADDITIONAL OPTION for your proposal flight:

  • Book a professional photographer for your photo shoot with a helicopter (+$400)
  • Request an e-mail that says you've "won" a free helicopter ride (so he or she doesn't seem suspicious) 

Popular landmarks you'll spot over Melbourne City & Beaches during your surprise proposal flight

Your 30-minute scenic helicopter flight flies over more than 15 famous landmarks and you decide exactly where you'd like to pop the question over your or your partner's favourite spot in Melbourne.

Your flight path will cover:

Melbourne City

  • Flemington Racecourse
  • Melbourne Star
  • Marvel Stadium
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • Formula 1 Circuit at Albert Park
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Helicopter Flight Over Melbourne CBD

Port Phillip Bay

  • Station Pier
  • Luna Park 
  • St Kilda Pier
  • Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes

A lot of our guests choose to propose over the Brighton Beach Boxes as they offer one of the most spectacular views from the helicopter.

Helicopter Ride over Melbourne City, Coast, & Beaches

What to expect in your private surprise proposal package?

You’ll arrive in our hangar for what your partner thinks is a helicopter ride that you’ve won through our online giveaway. Our staff will guide you to the customer lounge where you will relax and enjoy a glass of champagne as we prepare the helicopter for you.

Once everything is ready, our pilot will meet you in the customer lounge for a tour of the hangar. You'll learn about our operation at Essendon Airport including our flight training school and our different types of helicopters. Your pilot will keep everything a complete secret and will continue to play along.

After the tour, you and your partner will walk onto the tarmac for a mini-photoshoot with the helicopter. You’ll take photos in front of the helicopter with the Melbourne City skyline in the background. You can then board the helicopter and prepare for your helicopter flight. Your partner will have no clue that you going to pop the magical question during the flight.

Helicopter Proposal Packages in Melbourne

Your pilot will bring the helicopter to hover over the helipad and take off towards the Melbourne CBD. You'll enjoy spectacular aerial views of famous landmarks as you orbit the city. These include the Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Star, Eureka Tower, F1 Circuit at Albert Park Lake, Shrine of Remembrance and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The aerial views of these exciting landmarks will keep your partner occupied. Our pilot will also help keep her distracted by pointing out the perfect photo opportunities. After the orbit, your pilot will cruise along the coast of Port Phillip Bay.

On your left, you’ll see iconic locations such as St Kilda Beach, Luna Park and the Brighton Beach Boxes. On your right, you’ll spot boats, cruise ships and yachts sailing on Port Phillip Bay. You'll keep flying down the coast until you reach the Sandringham Marina. Your pilot will then take a 180-degree turn over it to give you the perfect view of the hidden Submarine from WW1. Your pilot will then continue the journey back to Essendon.

Whether you’ve chosen to propose over the Brighton Beach Boxes or the MCG, you can sit back and relax. Our pilot will help you create the perfect moment to pop the question. You'll receive 2 secret radio calls from your pilot. One radio call when you are 5 minutes away from the landmark and a final call when it's time for you to propose. The only thing you need to do is look at your partner, say your romantic speech and ask the magical question, "Will You Marry Me?".

The best part is that our camera will capture your whole in-flight experience. The video will record everything, from the time you board the helicopter to the moment she says “Yes”.You will have plenty of time to take more photos and enjoy the moment with your partner as you land at Essendon. Our pilot will then give you a personalised souvenir as a gift from us. We’ll also send you $350 worth of free gift vouchers for a wedding or honeymoon helicopter experience.

We guarantee that your proposal will be a complete surprise to your partner and they'll be keep pinching themselves to make sure that this was not a dream.

💍 Looking for different marriage proposal ideas in Melbourne?

See our different proposal packages in Melbourne that has everything from proposing at a winery in the Yarra Valley to setting up a 25-metre giant sign in a secret location.

Our proposal options include:

  • Giant Sign Proposal in Melbourne

    We'll set up a 25-metre "Will You Marry Me?" sign at a discreet location. Pop the magical question as we fly you over the giant sign during your scenic flight.

  • Sunrise Helicopter Proposal

    Take a sunrise helicopter flight and enjoy spectacular sunrise views of Melbourne. Propose to your partner as the sunrises over Melbourne.  Rotor One is the only company to offer a sunrise helicopter flight experience in Melbourne.

  • Winery Engagement Package

    - This is one of our most romantic helicopter proposal options. We will fly with your partner to a Yarra Valley winery for a 3,5 or 7-course meal and wine tasting. You can propose to your partner in a private location on the winery.

  • Ultimate Proposal at the 12 Apostles

    Experience a private day tour of the 12 Apostles with your partner. Plan a beautiful proposal at the 12 Apostles and create wonderful memories that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 15 from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.

Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?

We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.

What is the minimum age requirement for children?

Children aged 3 years and older can fly. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)

Can bad weather prevent us from flying?

Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight to another day/time or provide a full refund.

Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?

There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.

Why do I need to provide my weight?

We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If you have any guests weighing over 120kg or a combined passenger weight of more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.

Can I use my camera or phone during flight?

Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.

What should I wear?

Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.

Can I bring any luggage?

Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small baggage compartment under your seat. We're not able to carry any rigid suitcases or airplane carry-on size rolling luggage.

Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

Yes, however we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.

Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?

Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.

What safety standards do you have in place?

Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.

Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or concierge@rotor.one if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.

Can I reschedule my flight?

Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.

Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?

Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.

What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?

Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.

Can I get a refund on a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?

Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.

 

Pre-Flight Safety Briefings

  • Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.

Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews

  • All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.

Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data

  • All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.

Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)

  • Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.

Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections

  • Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.

Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services 

  • All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.

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FAQs - Helicopter Proposal Packages Melbourne

Yes, you can absolutely propose in a helicopter and even in mid-air if you wish! Rotor One has a number of amazing and romantic proposal packages by helicopter.

We'd recommend proposing in-flight over a spectacular landmark like the Brighton Beach Boxes or with a giant "Will You Marry Me?" sign visible from the air. Choose from five romantic and unique proposal options with Rotor One.

Absolutely. We can arrange one of our professional, in-house photographers to conduct a photoshoot for you after your flight. They're familiar with our helicopters and know exactly what shots to get to capture the moment perfectly. You're also welcome to arrange your own photographer on the day.

All flights are covered by our Weather Guarantee. If your proposal flight cannot take place due to low cloud, rain or heavy winds, we’ll reschedule your flight or provide a full refund - no questions asked.

Our helicopter services are based in Essendon Airport, which is 20 mins by taxi or uber from the city. We do not depart from the City Helipad near Crown Casino because, quite frankly, you get a much better view of the city flying from Essendon.

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S. (Victoria, Australia)
An unforgettable experience

Decided to book the private helicopter ride as a surprise proposal. Ed went above and beyond to make sure the surprise proposal was set up the way I wanted. He was able to help book the photographer and even went as far to take a sneaky video during the proposal so we can share it with our friends and family.

We will definitely be back again for another special event. Thank you Ed!

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C.S. (Victoria, Australia)
Stunning views

Got surprised by my boyfriend for a stunning helicopter ride over Melbourne city. Our pilot Ed was sensational and showed us all the city locations whilst flying over. Made sure we were comfortable at all times and helped my boyfriend propose to me as a surprise mid flight! Amazing experience! Highly recommend!

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Adamk (Victoria, Australia)

I planned a surprise proposal to my partner with Rotar one! This was an amazing experience for all of us, they really helped me conquer my fears of flying as well as making our special moment all the better. Amazing staff and an amazing experience! I recommend it to all

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About Us

Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in helicopter rides, scenic flightswinery tours and helicopter rental in Melbourne.

Hire a helicopter to see all of Melbourne's famous landmarks on a 20 minute helicopter ride or take a sunrise flight and spot Hot Air Balloons over the city!

Fly to the Yarra Valley for lunch at Hubert Estate, wine tasting at Levantine Hill or gin tasting at Four Pillars Distillery.

Celebrate your anniversary with a 30 minute helicopter tour of the city and beaches or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne.

Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888