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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.


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

Data indicated here is updated regularly
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
No
Yes
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
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
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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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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

Ready to see the Gold Coast from new heights? Check out the latest Gold Coast helicopter flight deals

Groupon Groupon

Up to 75% off Australia activities + an extra up to 30% off with code

Ends

RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 85% off domestic activities

RedBalloon RedBalloon
Exclusive

Extra 10% off Australia activities with code


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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