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Couples Birthday & Anniversary Experience over Melbourne

Couples Birthday & Anniversary Experience over Melbourne

The most unique and stylish gift for a partner on their birthday or anniversary - A private helicopter experience customised for you.

Regular price $399
Regular price Sale price $399
per person
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Your 1 hour Experience includes:

🚁 20 or 30 min Private Flight

🥂 Champagne on arrival

✈️ Private tour of our hangar

📸 Photos with your helicopter

🎥 In-flight video of your flight

🎁 A personalised souvenir to take home

💵 $350 worth of free gift vouchers

📍 Flights depart Essendon Airport (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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✨ Highlights

A private helicopter experience designed exclusively for couples and guaranteed to be the best birthday present or anniversary gift they've ever received.

We've taken all the hard work out of choosing the perfect birthday or anniversary gift by creating this epic private helicopter experience for 2 to celebrate their special day in style. This is ultimate gift for your partner that ticks all the boxes:

✅ A genuine surprise they will never expect.
✅ A unique experience personalised just for them.
✅ A once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget.

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

📸 Itinerary

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

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

Choose our 30 minute flight option to extend your helicopter ride and explore Melbourne's iconic beaches and coastline

Our extended 30-minute private helicopter ride over Melbourne in 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

What to expect on your private Birthday or Anniversary Helicopter Experience in Melbourne

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 and aerodynamics behind how helicopters create 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 photos 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're 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.

You'll then 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 choose 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 along the coast.

Your entire flight will be captured in full HD video and 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 (we'll keep this 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 “You Fly The Helicopter” experience as a special thank you for allowing Rotor One to celebrate this special occasion with you and your partner.

This birthday and anniversary helicopter ride 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 will remember for a lifetime.

✅ What's included

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 photos with the helicopter and city skyline in the background
  • 20 or 30 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

🎟️ Important Booking Information

Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your departure point will either be Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields or the Essendon Passenger Terminal depending on your flight. Please refer to your booking confirmation email for your departure location. Both locations have off-street parking available.

When should I arrive?

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

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. If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf.

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! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely.

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 130kg (300lb) or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg (530lb) combined, please contact us prior to booking.

What is the minimum age requirement for children?

Children aged 2 years or older can occupy their own seat. 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 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 on cooler or windy days to keep your warm.

Can I bring any luggage?

Light handbags and small backpacks weighing less than 5kg can be carried. For any larger items please contact us prior to your flight.

Can I fly if I'm pregnant?

Yes, and 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, as long as a carer accompanies them on their flight. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Do you provide a wheelchair for disabled passengers?

We partner with Fisher Lane Mobility in Melbourne, which provides wheelchair rental as well as delivery and pickup services from our hangar. Wheelchairs can only be carried in larger aircraft suitable for 4 or more passengers as they include a cargo hold. Please contact FLM to confirm availability of a suitable wheelchair for your planned date of travel.

☔ Bad Weather & Cancellation Policy

What happens if there's bad weather on the day of my flight?

  • We really want you to enjoy your experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight. If there's bad weather (low cloud, heavy rain, high winds) on the day, we may need to delay or reschedule your flight. We’ll work with you to choose a new date, or allow you to reschedule at your convenience.
  • If your flight cannot go ahead due to bad weather or an operational issue and you wish to cancel, we'll provide a full refund minus any credit card processing fees we've paid on your behalf..

    Can I reschedule or cancel my booking if my plans change?

    • You can reschedule or cancel up to 72 hours before departure. If you choose to cancel, we'll provide you with a full refund minus a 10% cancellation fee.

    Are Buy Now, Book Later and Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • Buy Now, Book Later and Gift voucher purchases are non-refundable, valid for 3 years, and can be used towards any flight across all our locations.
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    Customer Reviews

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    M.M. (Victoria, Australia)
    Couples Experience over Melbourne with Rotor One

    We loved the ride, highly recommend it!

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    M.M. (Victoria, Australia)
    Anniversary Experience over Melbourne with Rotor One

    What an amazing Experience! It was a surprise birthday gift to my wife! She had amazing time.. Harry the pilot was amazing he made our experience so wonderful.

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    Renee Finney (Victoria, Australia)
    Couples Birthday & Anniversary Helicopter Experience

    Fantastic heliflight. Beautiful clear views over Melbourne city & coast. Pilot very informative. Highly recommend.

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    N.P. (Victoria, Australia)
    Couples Birthday & Anniversary Experience over Melbourne with Rotor One

    Amazing experience… my mom dad loved this anniversary package helicopter ride…worth every penny

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    G.F. (Victoria, Australia)
    Scenic Melbourne CBD & Coastal helicopter tour

    Booked the Scenic Melbourne CBD & Coastal helicopter tour for my partner’s birthday. It was such a wonderful, positive and beautiful experience. As someone terrified of being in the air myself, the pilot’s incredibly confident and positive attitude made the tour genuinely enjoyable, being able to focus wholly on the experience. It had even motivated my partner to learn to fly himself someday soon. Undoubtedly, we will be back again one day!

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    Wendy Yates (Victoria, Australia)
    Perfect birthday present

    I organised a surprise flight for my golden oldies for my dads 80th birthday. Booking process was very easy, reminders were great and instructions on what to expect on the day fantastic.
    Jason (pilot) was great. We thought he might have a challenge with my mum on his hands but she didn't chicken out and she was so glad she didn't. My parents had a wonderful flight, Jason was very informative on the various landmarks they were flying over with a bit of the good old Irish humour thrown in.
    I am not a person that leaves reviews but felt i had to after our experience. Highly recommend booking a flight with these guys. I think my golden oldies will be talking about this for a long time to come .
    Thanks for looking after them.
    Wendy, Ian and Emily,

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