COUPLES ONLY: Birthday & Anniversary Helicopter Experience to the Yarra Valley
Treat your partner with the most romantic and fairy-tale like winery experience at Hubert Estate - The ideal anniversary or birthday gift.
This 5 hour private experience includes:
✈️ Special flight path over Melbourne CBD & Yarra Valley
🎥 HD video recording of your entire flight
🍷 Wine tasting with a special cheese platter
🍽️ Gourmet Lunch at the Quarters Restaurant with 1 litre carafe of wine
🏛️ Tour of Hubert Estate's Indigenous Art Gallery
📸 Take photos in front of the helicopter at Hubert Estate
🎁 A personalised souvenir + 💵 $350 worth of free gift vouchers
EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES - A private and romantic helicopter wine tour to Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley.
Our Yarra Valley winery experience is for couples looking for a romantic experience to celebrate a special occasion. It's the perfect birthday or anniversary gift for your partner.
We'll take you both in a private helicopter from Melbourne to Hubert Estate in the Yarra Valley. You'll land in style at a private helipad in the vineyard for a special all-inclusive winery experience.
The Hubert Estate team will guide you throughout the winery experience, which includes:
A premium wine-tasting experience at St Hubert's Cellar Door
Gourmet lunch menu at Quarter's Restaurant
We'll take care of the details on the day to ensure your birthday or anniversary celebration is perfect. This gives you the freedom to place 100% of your attention on your partner and indulge in every moment of this amazing helicopter winery experience.
After booking, you can also request to keep this experience a surprise for your partner. Our team will keep the flight and destination a complete secret until you both touch down at the winery.
We've delivered birthday and anniversary experiences for more than 150 couples... and everyone told us this is one of the best birthday or anniversary presents they've ever received.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to mark the next chapter of your relationship. Create moments and memories that you'll both remember for the rest of your lives.
What's included in your romantic birthday or anniversary helicopter winery experience?
✈️ Enjoy a special flight path to the Yarra Valley. This includes extra flight time for a Melbourne City Scenic flight over the CBD, Albert Park and MCG.
🍷 Indulge in a guided wine-tasting experience at St Hubert's Cellar Door with 8 St Hubert's wines and a cheese platter to share.
🍽️ Savour a gourmet lunch at Quarter’s Restaurant served from the 'Hungry Hungry Hubert Tasting Menu' with a 1-litre carafe of wine to share.
🏛️ Vis it Hubert Estate's Indigenous Art Gallery.
📸 Have photos taken in front of the helicopter at St Hubert's Estate.
🎥 Create an in-flight HD video of your flight from Melbourne to Yarra Valley.
🎁 Receive a personalised souvenir to take home with you (we'll keep this a secret until the end).
💵 And $350 worth of gift vouchers to use on a scenic flight, a day tour to a winery or the 12 Apostles and a “You Fly The Helicopter!” experience.
What to expect - Romantic Yarra Valley Winery Experience
Arrive at our hangar with your partner for your surprise helicopter wine tour to Hubert Estate. Relax in our customer lounge until you are escorted to your private helicopter.
Enjoy a mini-photoshoot in front of the helicopter with the Melbourne Skyline in the background. After taking a few photos, you'll board the helicopter for your special scenic flight around Melbourne CBD to the Yarra Valley.
This unique flight path will take you around popular landmarks in and around Melbourne City. You'll cruise over the Melbourne Star, Albert Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and the MCG before flying towards Mt Dandenong and the lush green landscapes of the Yarra Valley.
Your Pilot will land on the private helipad nestled amongst the vines at Hubert Estate. You'll be received by the Hubert Estate team and escorted to your first stop, St Hubert's Cellar Door, for your wine-tasting experience.
The St Hubert's Cellar Door is a brand new, architectural masterpiece that emerges from a hillside on the property. It's one of the most recognisable pieces of architecture in the Yarra Valley.
Enjoy a luxurious wine-tasting experience of 8 wines by the glass across a variety of St Hubert's blends. This includes The Stag Victoria Pinot Noir, the St Hubert’s Chardonnay and the St Hubert’s Blanc de Noir. As our special guest, you'll also receive a light cheese platter to go with your wine-tasting experience.
When your wine tasting has come to a close, your reserved table at Quarters restaurant will become available for you. You'll take a short stroll and take a seat to enjoy a delicious, gourmet winery lunch.
Your winery lunch experience will include dishes from the 'Hungry Hungry Hubert' tasting menu. TheAustralian-European tasting menu designed by Head Chef also includes a 1-litre carafe of wine for good measure.
Think hearty vegetable dishes with local meat and fresh seafood produce, wood-fired pizzas made from an Italian Marana pizza oven and fresh pasta that is hand-made on-site.
This is a winery lunch menu that the founder, Charles Hubert de Castella, would definitely approve of.
Following your gourmet lunch, take a short walk to explore Hubert Estate's very own art gallery. You will learn the stories behind the artwork from over 20 indigenous artists around Australia. This includes popular Australian artists such as Polly Ngale and Yannima Tommy Watson.
After your 3 part winery experience, enjoy a walk around the vineyard. Take more photos of this beautiful winery property and of your private helicopter. You'll then take a return helicopter flight to Melbourne and enjoy dreamy afternoon views of the best wine region in Victoria.
We guarantee this will be a special and romantic experience that you and your partner will remember for a lifetime.
How do we know this will be the most romantic birthday or anniversary presentyour 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 clouds, high winds) then we’ll reschedule your flight free of charge or give you a full refund, no questions asked.
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Explore one of the oldest wine regions in Australia - Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is home to almost 80 wineries that have been producing some of the best wines in Australia for over 100 years. You'll see wineries ranging from boutique family-owned properties serving locals to 100-acre vineyards that export wine to countries around the world.
Our Yarra Valley winery tours give you the chance to visit and learn about the local wine history while also enjoying some of the best food and wine the region has to offer. You'll experience everything from wine tastings at world-class cellar doors to art galleries filled with indigenous art.
You can also buy every helicopter ride as a gift voucher. We'll send it 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.
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.
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.