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Surprise Proposal Flight over Melbourne

Surprise Proposal Flight over Melbourne

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

Regular price $449
Regular price Sale price $449
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Your 1 hour Experience includes:

🚁 20 or 30 min Private Flight

🥂 Champagne on arrival

💍 Propose in-flight over Melbourne

🎥 In-flight video of your proposal

🎁 Personalised souvenir to take home

📸 Professional Photoshoot (optional +$450)

📍 Flights depart Essendon (20 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

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 20 or 30-minute private flight over Melbourne City, Beaches and Coast

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

🎁 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. 

Special Add-On: Professional Engagement Photographer to capture your special moment with the helicopter (+$450)

Helicopter Proposal Package Photography

We partner with TwinLeaf Weddings, a professional wedding and engagement photography company in Melbourne to capture your special moment on camera. They specialise in proposal photos and have experience shooting newly-engaged couples at our hangar, with the helicopter and city skyline in view.

They'll direct your photoshoot to capture all the best angles in front of the helicopter in a private 30-minute photoshoot for you and your partner-to-be after you've landed.

Afterwards, they'll carefully select the best shots from your special day, enhance them using their post-production process and share them in your very own online digital album ready... The perfect way to capture the first day of the rest of your lives.

If you're curious about the photos they capture, feel free to take a look at our collection of Helicopter Proposal Photos.

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

Your 20 or 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.

Need an excuse to convince your partner to come flying in a helicopter to keep it a secret?

Let us know and we'll send you an e-mail that says you've "won" a free helicopter ride, so he or she doesn't seem suspicious!

💍 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 30-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.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime 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.

Helicopter Proposal Packages in Victoria

How much does a Surprise Proposal Flight over Melbourne cost?

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Where are you located?

Your flight will depart from Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car. Your pickup 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 or a group of 2 or 3 guests weigh more than 240kg 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.


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 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 Gift Vouchers refundable?

    • 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

    Based on 10 reviews
    Adrian Pizzo (Washington, United States)
    Proposal by Helicopter in Melbourne

    Our proposal experience was incredible! Thank you Rotor one & pilot Ruben for making it memorable and seamless.

    Arman Qureshi (Victoria, Australia)
    Surprise Romantic Proposal by Helicopter in Melbourne

    I recently had the most incredible experience of my life with Rotor One Melbourne, and it was all thanks to the exceptional service provided by our pilot, Ed! From start to finish, every moment was filled with joy, excitement, and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
    To celebrate a special occasion, I decided to propose to my fiancé with a proposal package in a helicopter ride, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. Rotor One Melbourne not only offered a breathtaking aerial adventure but also ensured that every detail was taken care of to make this momentous occasion truly magical.
    Ed, our pilot, played an instrumental role in making this experience smooth and memorable. Right from the beginning, he greeted us with a warm smile, instantly putting us at ease. His friendly and professional demeanor made us feel comfortable throughout the entire journey. Ed's extensive knowledge about the city and its landmarks added an extra layer of excitement to the ride as he shared fascinating stories and pointed out notable sights along the way.
    The helicopter ride itself was nothing short of spectacular. As we soared through the skies above Melbourne, we were treated to breathtaking views of the city's iconic skyline, shimmering waters, and picturesque landscapes. The sensation of flying was exhilarating, and the bird's-eye perspective offered a unique and awe-inspiring experience. It was as if we had stepped into a different world altogether.
    What truly stood out was Ed's genuine enthusiasm and his dedication to ensuring our comfort and enjoyment, all while keeping the surprise for my fiancé intact. He went above and beyond to create an atmosphere of romance and celebration, ensuring that every detail was taken care of. The helicopter was immaculate and well-maintained, guaranteeing a safe and comfortable journey.
    The highlight, of course, was the unforgettable proposal moment. Ed orchestrated it with impeccable timing, creating an ambiance of pure romance and surprise. With the stunning cityscape as our backdrop, overlooking the charming beach boxes, the love and joy in the air were palpable. It was a truly magical moment that we will cherish forever.
    I cannot recommend Rotor One Melbourne and Ed enough. The level of professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail exceeded all expectations. Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure, a unique way to celebrate a special occasion, or simply an opportunity to see Melbourne from a new perspective, Rotor One Melbourne is the place to go.
    Thank you, Ed, for making our helicopter ride an experience of a lifetime. Your expertise and genuine passion for what you do truly made all the difference. Rotor One Melbourne has earned our highest praise, and we cannot wait to return for another incredible journey in the future!

    Harun Karagoz (Victoria, Australia)
    Best day!!

    My partner organised a surprise helicopter ride for me on Valentine’s Day. It turned out to be the best day from the weather it was such a great day perfect flying conditions.
    Our pilot Dan made our flight very comfortable and fun. Dan helped my fiancé organise a proposal on the day and made sure the day All went smoothly. We both had such a wonderful experience and we will hold this memory with us for ever. Thank you Melbourne heli

    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!

    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!

    Thomas Bawden (Victoria, Australia)
    Helicopter Ride Proposal In Melbourne

    Such an amazing experience, could not recommend highly enough. Our pilot Harry was incredible and added to what was already the best day. 10/10!

    Rotor One - Melbourne Helicopter Rides

    We're proud to be Melbourne's #1 rated helicopter company with an exclusive selection of helicopter rides, wine tours and charter destinations in Melbourne.

    Experience Melbourne's iconic sights on a spectacular flight over Melbourne CBD, indulge in one of Yarra Valley's famed vineyards, or witness the breathtaking 12 Apostles from the sky.

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    We believe a helicopter ride is more than a flight — it's a breathtaking adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime.

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