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Heli-Surfing at URBNSURF

Heli-Surfing at URBNSURF

The ultimate Heli-Surfing experience to URBNSURF Melbourne by Helicopter

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Your 30 minute Experience includes:

🚁 20 minute Shared or Private Flight

🌊 2 hour Surf Session

🏄 Board Rental + 🍲 Lunch + 🚁 Return Heli Rides

👩🏻‍💼 Up to 3 People

📍 Flights depart Essendon (25 mins from CBD)

🥇 Melbourne's #1 Rated Helicopter Company

Helicopter Ride to URBNSURF — Melbourne's First Heli-Surfing Experience

Overview - An exclusive helicopter tour and surfing experience at URBNSURF

We're stoked to partner with the good folks at URBNSURF to deliver the ultimate bucket list experience for every mad keen surfer. Fly by helicopter and land next to the wave pool at URBNSURF, grab your board and hit up a 2 hour surf session of your choice, followed by a hearty lunch at Three Blue Ducks (Urbansurf's on-site restaurant) before jumping back in the chopper for a scenic helicopter ride home. This is the ultimate heli-surfing package combining an epic helicopter ride with endless waves and an amazing feed which will guarantee a wicked day out.

URBNSURF by Helicopter with Rotor One

What to expect - Flying by Helicopter to URBNSURF in Melbourne

We're not joking when we say this is the ultimate bucket list experience for mad keen surfers. We reserve a private helicopter for you and up to 3 mates and fly you directly to URBNSURF.

Board the chopper at one of several locations outside Melbourne including Lilydale in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, or if you wanna fly in from another airstrip, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.

Your scenic helicopter ride or “surf taxi” takes just 25 - 40 minutes (depending on your departure location) and flies past Melbourne for gorgeous views of the city and the jumbo jets coming in to Tullamarine Airport, before flying a lap overhead URBNSURF and descending for a rockstar landing at a private helipad next to the wave pool. 

On the ground - Your surf session at URBNSURF in Tullamarine

As you jump out of the helicopter you'll be greeted by one of the legends at URBNSURF with your rental board and escorted straight into the water for your 2 hour surf session - a left or right hander set at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level - it's your choice.

Find your flow and hit some barrels during your surf session as your waves are pumped out with gnarly consistency thanks to URBNSURF's insane Wave Garden machine.

Post-surf Lunch - Three Blue Ducks restaurant with lunch included

Once you're done with your surf session, head on over to the Three Blue Ducks restaurant for lunch and a selection of the chef's favourite dishes on their 'Feed Me' menu incorporating wholesome food made from ethically sourced ingredients (some of which are grown right in their kitchen) that are guaranteed to leave you with a dolmio grin.

Return Helicopter Flights - Flying home from URBNSURF 

After lunch take a quick walk back to the chopper where you'll load up and depart Urban Surf in style with one last view of the wave pool from your window seat before turning back over Melbourne for an amazing scenic helicopter ride home, capping off the most epic and only heli-surfing experience in Australia.

Example Itinerary — Australia's first Heli-Surfing Experience at URBNSURF

08:00 - Depart Lilydale, Mornington or Torquay on your scenic helicopter ride over Melbourne
08:45 - Land at URBNSURF in Tullamarine, Melbourne
08:50 - Grab your board (and wetsuit) from Lagoon Supply Co
09:00 - Jump in the wave pool for your surf session

*** Spend 2 hours riding waves at URBNSURF 🌊 🏄 🤙 ***

11:15 - Head to Three Blue Ducks restaurant for lunch
11:45 - Depart URBNSURF on your return helicopter ride
12:30 - Arrive back at your departure location

Video — It's Time to #SurfMore at URBNSURF

About URBNSURF - Melbourne’s first surf park

URBNSURF in Tullamarine, Melbourne is Australia’s first surf park and home to their epic Wave Garden machine that pumps out dialled-in waves with crazy consistency.

Urban Surf is plays hosts to tens of thousands of surfers every year who flock to Tullamarine for the best and most consistent surf sessions Melbourne has to offer.

In addition to the wave pool, Urban Surf have an on-site surf shop 'Lagoon Supply Co' for rental boards, wetsuits and other gear, spacious change rooms with storage lockers to keep your stuff safe, on-site photography services to capture those epic face plants and lagoon-side hot tubs to keep you toasty on cooler days and private cabanas and day beds for those sunny days when you'd like to put that old bottle of Reef coconut oil to good use.

How much does a Heli-Surfing at URBNSURF cost?

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Where are you located?

Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building.

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 2 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 scenic and winery flights are private and require a minimum of two people, except for our Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience. You can book two seats on a scenic or winery flight if you'd like the helicopter to yourself.

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. We unfortunately cannot provide refunds on flights eligible to be rescheduled.

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 any guests are over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 weighs 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. If you'd like to arrange wheelchair rental for your flight, please contact Fisher Lane Mobility to confirm availability and request their delivery and pickup service to our hangar.


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

  • We really, really want you to enjoy your helicopter experience, so we only fly when the weather allows a safe and comfortable flight.
  • Occasionally, bad weather on the day of your flight may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled (i.e. low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds).
  • We’ll contact you on the day if we need to reschedule your flight, and work with you to find a new date or time.
  • We unfortunately cannot provide refunds on flights eligible to be rescheduled. However, your booking can be transferred to another person, or converted to a Gift Voucher to be used towards any flight with Rotor One.

Can I reschedule or cancel my booking?

  • You can reschedule or cancel your flight up to 72 hours before your departure time.
  • Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any booking cancelled at your request.
  • We unfortunately cannot reschedule or cancel flights with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.
    Please contact us on (03) 7065 1888 or to make changes to your booking.


      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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      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.

      Mark your anniversary with our Couples Only Experience, or surprise your children with our Kid's Co-Pilot Experience — the best birthday gift they'll ever receive.

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

      Have a question?

      Call us on (03) 7065 1888