COUPLES ONLY: Birthday & Anniversary Experience

COUPLES ONLY: Birthday & Anniversary Experience

Regular price$399 per person
The most unique and stylish gift for a partner on their birthday or anniversary - A private helicopter experience customised for you.

This one hour private experience includes:
🥂 Champagne on arrival
✈️ Guided tour of our hangar
📸 Mini-photoshoot on the tarmac
🚁 20 minute private flight
🎥 HD video recording of your entire flight
🎁 A personalised souvenir to take home
💵 $350 worth of free gift vouchers

EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES - A limited edition, private helicopter experience in Melbourne designed for couples that’s guaranteed to be the perfect birthday present or anniversary gift.

It can be extremely difficult to find that perfect birthday or anniversary gift. You can spend hours searching Google and scrolling Instagram for gift ideas for your partner on this special occasion and never really be sure whether they'll LOVE what you've chosen. 

The perfect gift should be:

  • a big surprise they would never expect.

  • something unique made especially for them.

  • a once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget.

We know it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to find a gift that ticks all these boxes so we've done the hard work and created the perfect birthday and anniversary experience tailored exclusively for couples.

Our private helicopter experience for couples is a limited-edition helicopter ride designed for him or for her on their birthday or for both of you to celebrate your anniversary in style.

We've delivered birthday and anniversary experiences to more than 300 couples and every couple has rated the experience a full 5 stars... The only complaint being they wished it could've gone longer.

Birthday and Anniversary Experiences for Couples in Melbourne

What's included in your private birthday and anniversary helicopter package?

🥂 Relax with a glass of champagne on arrival.

🛩 Receive a guided tour of our hangar from your pilot.

📸 Take some snaps with a mini-photoshoot in front of the helicopter.

🚁 20 minutes of flight time in a private helicopter over Melbourne.

🎥 An in-flight video recording of your experience captured in HD.

🎁 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 on a scenic flight, winery tour and “You Fly The Helicopter!” experiences in Melbourne. 

How do we know this will be the best birthday or anniversary present your partner has ever received? Because we guarantee it.

😊 Smile Guarantee - If your partner doesn’t smile at all during their experience, you’ll only pay for the fuel we used on your helicopter ride.

🌧️ Weather Guarantee - If we can’t fly on your chosen day because of bad weather (i.e. Rain, fog, low cloud, high winds) then we’ll reschedule your flight free of charge or give you a full refund, no questions asked.

What are some of the famous landmarks across Melbourne that you'll see on our birthday or anniversary helicopter ride?

Helicopter Experiences for Couples in Melbourne

Birthday Gift Ideas for Couples in Melbourne

Your 20-minute private helicopter ride over Melbourne will deliver spectacular aerial views of more than 10 iconic landmarks in and around Melbourne CBD including:

  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Marvel Stadium
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • F1 Circuit at Albert Park
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Government House
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Flinders St Station
  • Yarra River
  • Flemington Racecourse

Want to spend even more time in the air? EXTEND YOUR FLIGHT to include 30 minutes of flight time to explore Melbourne's Beaches and Coastline

Birthday Gift Ideas for Couples in Melbourne

Birthday or Anniversary Experiences for Couples in Melbourne

Upgrade to a 30-minute private helicopter ride over Melbourne with additional flight time allowing you to fly low and slow over stunning coastal landmarks in Port Phillip Bay including: 

  • Station Pier
  • Luna Park
  • St Kilda Pier
  • St Kilda Beach
  • St Kilda Marina
  • The Mansions of Brighton
  • Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes
  • A hidden Submarine from WW1 at Sandringham Marina

What to expect on your private Birthday or Anniversary Helicopter Experience

Arrive at our hangar on your special day for your private helicopter experience. Walk in and relax in our customer lounge while enjoying a glass of champagne with your partner.

Your pilot will then meet you at the customer lounge to take you on a tour of our hangar. You'll learn about our operation at Essendon Airport including our flight training school, our different types of aircraft and the physics behind how helicopters create lift and fly. You'll have the opportunity to ask your Pilot anything from what it takes to become a Pilot, to how much it costs to own and operate a helicopter.

You and your partner will then walk out onto the tarmac for a mini-photoshoot with your helicopter and the Melbourne City skyline in the background. We'll take photos with your phone both outside and inside the helicopter to create a unique memory for your birthday or anniversary. You'll are also likely to spot rescue helicopters from the Police Airwing and Air Ambulance divisions, and even private jets as they lift off from the tarmac in the background.

After your mini photoshoot, you'll board the helicopter to prepare for the main part of your birthday or anniversary experience, your scenic helicopter flight around Melbourne. Your pilot will bring your helicopter into a hover over the helipad before taking off towards  Melbourne CBD. You'll cruise over Melbourne at 1,500ft  (approx. 500m above the ground) while enjoying spectacular aerial views of popular landmarks including Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Star, Eureka Tower, Albert Park Lake, Shrine of Remembrance and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). 

If you upgrade to the 30-minute scenic flight option, your pilot will fly around the city and then cruise low and slow down the coast of Port Phillip Bay. You'll spot the famous boardwalk and pier at St Kilda, see people on the rides at Luna Park, get a good view of the seaside mansions in Brighton and spot the iconic Brighton Beach Boxes from the air. Your pilot will then make an exciting 180-degree turn at a 45-degree angle over Sandringham Marina, giving you the opportunity to get a perfect view of the hidden Submarine from WW1 before flying back up the coast again.

Your entire flight will be captured in full HD video and will include the audio recorded via everyone's headset, so you'll be able to relive the experience over and over again. Once you're back on the ground, you'll also receive a personalised souvenir to take home with you that we'll keep as a surprise for them on the day.

You'll also receive $350 worth of gift vouchers that can be used by you or given to friends and family for a scenic flight, a winery tour AND a “You Fly The Helicopter!” experience as a special thank you for allowing Rotor One to celebrate this special occasion with your partner.

This birthday and anniversary helicopter ride experience is guaranteed to leave your partner full of excitement and gratitude that they've chosen to spend their life with you. From your welcome drink on arrival to your personalised souvenir after the flight, this will be a truly special experience that you and your partner remember for a lifetime.

Couple Gift Ideas for Birthdays and Anniversaries in Melbourne

Don’t just take our word for it... Hear what our 300+ customers are saying about their Birthday & Anniversary Helicopter Experience Gifts.

Helicopter Tours - Birthday or Anniversary Gifts Melbourne

Gift your partner one of the best Melbourne experiences for their birthday or anniversary — A helicopter ride designed for couples

Helicopter rides are a must-do experience in Melbourne and the best way to explore Melbourne's best landmarks and attractions. Helicopter rides are popular gifts for special occasions as they're a unique and romantic experience that is both thoughtful and memorable. The best part of gifting an experience like a helicopter ride is that you can enjoy the experience together as a couple and create amazing memories that you can share with friends and family.

Whether it's your partner's birthday or your anniversary is just around the corner, celebrate your special occasion in style by gifting them an unforgettable experience in Melbourne.

⛰️ Looking for a different gift idea in Melbourne?

See our exciting Melbourne scenic flights or Yarra Valley winery tours collection showing off the very best parts of Melbourne and the Yarra Valley by helicopter including: 

You can also purchase every helicopter ride as a gift voucher that can be automatically sent to your partner on their special day by email. Explore our helicopter gift vouchers for more unique and romantic gift ideas and experiences in Melbourne.

Experience Gift Ideas for Couples in Melbourne

    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 😁)

    I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?

    All our flights are private and require a minimum of two people. Book two seats if you'd like the helicopter to yourself, or you can book a single seat on our shared fight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast.

    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 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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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Son Nguyen (Victoria, Australia)
    Special Anniversary Helicopter Ride in Melbourne

    The best scenic flight ever. It was a perfect day, the weather was great, we get to view the entire Melbourne city as far as our eyes can see. We would like to thank Rotor One company for organised this special scenic flight for us. We especially like to thank to the friendly pilot name Ed, for his professionalism, his skill in handling the helicopter and show us the Birds Eye views of Melbourne . The way he welcomed us with champagne and helping us taken heaps of photos. An experience which we highly recommended to anyone. Thanks Ed,

    Belinda (Victoria, Australia)
    Best experience

    I had such a great time. Great experience and fantastic instructor. Highly recommended!

    Aru Shyamal
    It was a lovely flight

    Our pilot Lovel was extremely warm and accommodating we had a first class experince beginning with the Wine and chocolate and thr hospitality all the way though the helicopter ride.

    Gabriela (New South Wales, Australia)
    Best experience ever

    I really enjoyed the flight!
    It was my first time and I didn’t expect to be that awesome, I will do it again for sure!

    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

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