Helicopter flights in Sydney: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
Take in a rare bird’s eye view of Sydney as you fly around the most picturesque spots like a VIP.
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Experience unmatched panoramic views of Sydney while soaring overhead in a helicopter. You'll get to see more in 20 minutes than you can in a whole day wandering around by foot.
Whether you're celebrating a birthday or anniversary, looking for a way to showcase Sydney to visitors or you want to get to know your own city a little better, see our breakdown of the best helicopter flights you can take in Sydney to decide which one is best for you.
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Our top picks: Helicopter flights you can book now in Sydney
Helicopter Flight over Sydney and Beaches from RedBalloon
Best for: Price
Private Helicopter Flight over Sydney from RedBalloon
Best for: Groups
Black Ops Helicopter Flight Mission from RedBalloon
Best for: Thrill seekers
Helicopter flights in Sydney: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration (flight time)||Extras/inclusions||Suitable for||Where to book|
|Helicopter Flight over Sydney and Beaches||Departs from Mascot||20 minutes||People aged 3+||RedBalloon|
|Private Helicopter Flight over Sydney – Three people||Departs from Mascot||20 minutes||People aged 2+||RedBalloon|
|Sydney Harbour Helicopter Flight||Departs from Mascot||20 minutes||Not specified||RedBalloon|
|Helicopter Flight over Sydney Olympic Park and Darling Harbour||Departs from Bankstown Airport||30 minutes||People aged 5+||Adrenaline|
|Doors-Off Helicopter Aerial Photography Flight with Pro-Camera Hire||Departs from Mascot Airport||30 minutes||People aged 16+||Adrenaline|
|Black Ops Helicopter Flight Mission||Departs from Mascot||30 minutes||People aged 3+||RedBalloon|
|Scenic Helicopter Flight to Blue Mountains||Departs from Mascot||90 minutes||Not specified||RedBalloon|
Ready to see Sydney from new heights? Check out the latest Sydney helicopter flight deals
Up to 75% off Australia activities + an extra 10% 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 in Sydney
Where do helicopter flights in Sydney depart?
Helicopter flights that take to the skies over Sydney depart from Sydney Airport in Mascot.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my helicopter flight?
If you've booked a helicopter flight for a day where 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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