Helicopter flights on the Gold Coast: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

See the Gold Coast from new heights with helicopter flights that will show you all the best spots.

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Helicopter flights over the Gold Coast range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes of fun and will show you views as far as Byron Bay and the hinterlands. You'll swoop close to the beaches and see the towers rising from Surfers Paradise.

Check out our top recommendations for helicopter flights across the Gold Coast offering the ultimate bird's eye view.


Our top picks: Helicopter flights you can book now on the Gold Coast

Express Jet Boat Ride and Heli Combo

Express Jet Boat Ride and Heli Combo from Adrenaline

Best for: Families

    Highlights:
    • Spectators can view the departure and return of the jet boat and can wait in an indoor waiting area while you’re out on the water
    • Raincoats are available for use in the cooler months
    • Spin and slide through the Southern Broadwater around Wavebreak Island
    • See Sea World and Stradbroke Island during your helicopter flight
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    Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 10 Minutes

    Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 10 Minutes from Adrenaline

    Best for: Price

      Highlights:
      • Ideal experience for thrill seekers taking their first helicopter flight
      • Fly over the Gold Coast’s most picturesque destinations
      • Photo opportunities throughout the duration of the flight
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      Scenic Helicopter Flight with Picnic Lunch

      Scenic Helicopter Flight with Picnic Lunch from RedBalloon

      Best for: Luxury

        Highlights:
        • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Tweed Valley
        • Tuck into a selection of meats, cheeses and homemade salads
        • Spend time relaxing in the tranquility of your lakeside lunch location
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        Why you can trust our recommendations for helicopter flights on the Gold Coast

        • We compared helicopter flights on the Gold Coast options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our helicopter flights on the Gold Coast experiences.

        Helicopter flights on the Gold Coast: Compare experiences, locations and more

        ExperienceLocationDuration (flight time)Extras/inclusionsWhere to book
        Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 10 MinutesDeparts from Gold Coast Airport10 minutes
        • Experience the Gold Coast from 1,500 feet
        • See panoramic views of Surfers Paradise
        • Interesting and amusing commentary
        Adrenaline
        Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 20 MinutesDeparts from Gold Coast Airport20 minutes
        • Photo and video opportunities
        • Experience the Gold Coast from 1,500 feet
        • Interesting and amusing commentary
        Adrenaline
        Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 30 MinutesDeparts from Gold Coast Airport30 minutes
        • Experience the Gold Coast from 1,500 feet
        • See panoramic views of Surfers Paradise, Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast hinterlands, Tweed and Currumbin Valleys, and Byron Bay
        RedBalloon
        VIP Private Helicopter Charter over the Gold CoastGold Coast Airport5 minutes
        • Choose your own flight path
        • Private luxury charter flight for up to six people
        • Choose a date and time that suits you
        RedBalloon
        Ocean Jet Boat Ride with Scenic Helicopter FlightPick-up from Surfers Paradise and surrounding areas10 minutes
        • Complimentary transfers
        • 40-minute jet boat ride
        • 10-minute helicopter flight
        RedBalloon
        Scenic Helicopter Flight with Picnic LunchDeparts from Gold Coast Airport50 minutes
        • Fly to your lunch destination at Mount Warning
        • Lakeside picnic with fresh and locally sourced produce
        • Chance to spot dolphins as you pass Cook Island
        RedBalloon
        Express Jet Boat Ride and Heli ComboJet boat departs from Main Beach5 minutes

        Allow 1.5 hours for whole experience

        • 30-minute express jet boat ride
        • 5-minute helicopter ride with Sea World Helicopters
        • Complimentary transfers between jet boat and Sea World Helicopters
        Adrenaline

        Where can I book a helicopter flight on the Gold Coast?

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Groupon
        Groupon - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Helicopter flights in Gold Coast
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
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        Ready to see the Gold Coast from new heights? Check out the latest Gold Coast helicopter flight deals

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        $15 off all Australian activities with code

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        Up to 50% off Australia experiences

        RedBalloonRedBalloon

        Up to 23% off flying experiences plus an extra $5 off with code

        RedBalloonRedBalloon

        Up to 48% off things to do in Gold Coast + Extra $5 off w/ code

        ViatorViator

        Up to 15% off local activities

        Gift It NowGift It Now

        Up to 20% off experiences


        Frequently asked questions about helicopter flights on the Gold Coast

        Where do helicopter flights on the Gold Coast depart?

        Helicopter flights that take to the skies over the Gold Coast depart from Gold Coast Airport or Sea World in Main Beach.

        What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my helicopter flight?

        If you've booked a helicopter flight for a day when the weather is inclement, it's best to contact the company you booked with to confirm if your flight will go ahead or be rescheduled.

        How many people can fit in a helicopter?

        The number of seats depends on the type of helicopter you will be flying in.

        What should I wear for my helicopter flight?

        Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. It's best not to bring any loose items such as hats.


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