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.
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Our top picks: Helicopter flights you can book now on the Gold Coast
Express Jet Boat Ride and Heli Combo from Adrenaline
Best for: Families
- 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
Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 10 Minutes from Adrenaline
Best for: Price
- 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
Scenic Helicopter Flight with Picnic Lunch from RedBalloon
Best for: Luxury
- 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
Helicopter flights on the Gold Coast: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration (flight time)||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 10 Minutes||Departs from Gold Coast Airport||10 minutes||Adrenaline|
|Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 20 Minutes||Departs from Gold Coast Airport||20 minutes||Adrenaline|
|Helicopter Scenic Joy Flight - 30 Minutes||Departs from Gold Coast Airport||30 minutes||RedBalloon|
|VIP Private Helicopter Charter over the Gold Coast||Gold Coast Airport||5 minutes||RedBalloon|
|Ocean Jet Boat Ride with Scenic Helicopter Flight||Pick-up from Surfers Paradise and surrounding areas||10 minutes||RedBalloon|
|Scenic Helicopter Flight with Picnic Lunch||Departs from Gold Coast Airport||50 minutes||RedBalloon|
|Express Jet Boat Ride and Heli Combo||Jet boat departs from Main Beach||5 minutes|
Allow 1.5 hours for whole experience
Ready to see the Gold Coast from new heights? Check out the latest Gold Coast helicopter flight deals
Up to 75% off Australia activities + an extra up to 30% off with code
Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, tours, whale watching, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. Maximum discount of $40. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off site-wide with code
Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off domestic activities
Available on select dates for activities including skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing, high tea and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 10% off Australia activities with code
Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off things to do in Australia
Available on select dates and activities such as Sydney attractions tickets, SEA LIFE Aquarium Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge climb and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off activities, experiences and things to do
Valid on select dates including holidays like Christmas, New Year's and more depending on the destination. Destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore, Osaka, Taipei, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off experiences
Valid on select experiences and activities like skydiving, scenic helicopter flight, kayaking, whale watching and more. Destinations include Sydney, Byron, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. T&Cs apply.
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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