Helicopter flights in Sydney: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

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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.


Our top picks: Helicopter flights you can book now in Sydney

Helicopter Flight over Sydney and Beaches

Helicopter Flight over Sydney and Beaches from RedBalloon

Best for: Price

    Highlights:
  • Air-conditioned helicopter
  • Panoramic windows
  • Commentary from experienced pilot
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    Private Helicopter Flight over Sydney

    Private Helicopter Flight over Sydney from RedBalloon

    Best for: Groups

      Highlights:
    • Enjoy a helicopter flight all to yourself with a group of your choice
    • Panoramic windows offering 360-degree vistas
    • Air-conditioned helicopter
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      Black Ops Helicopter Flight Mission

      Black Ops Helicopter Flight Mission from RedBalloon

      Best for: Thrill seekers

        Highlights:
      • Helicopter flight on the jet powered McDonnell Douglas 500E featured in films including The Italian Job and Mission Impossible
      • 30-minute doors-off military-style flight experience
      • Keep a memento of your experience with a USB copy of your flight video
      • View details

        Why you can trust our recommendations for helicopter flights in Sydney

        • We compared helicopter flights in Sydney 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 in Sydney experiences.

        Helicopter flights in Sydney: Compare experiences, locations and more

        ExperienceLocationDuration (flight time)Extras/inclusionsSuitable forWhere to book
        Helicopter Flight over Sydney and BeachesDeparts from Mascot20 minutes
        • Shared helicopter flight over the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison, Watson's Bay, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach
        • Pilot narration through headsets
        • Safety briefing
        People aged 3+RedBalloon
        Private Helicopter Flight over Sydney – Three peopleDeparts from Mascot20 minutes
        • Private helicopter flight over Sydney for up to three people
        • Pilot narration through headsets
        • Safety briefing
        People aged 2+RedBalloon
        Sydney Harbour Helicopter FlightDeparts from Mascot20 minutes
        • Shared helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour
        • Complimentary refreshments after the flight
        • Commentary from the pilot
        Not specifiedRedBalloon
        Helicopter Flight over Sydney Olympic Park and Darling HarbourDeparts from Bankstown Airport30 minutes
        • Private helicopter tour of Sydney
        • Take in aerial views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Olympic Park, the Opera House and Sydney City
        • Choose between a flight for two or three people
        People aged 5+Adrenaline
        Doors-Off Helicopter Aerial Photography Flight with Pro-Camera HireDeparts from Mascot Airport30 minutes
        • Aerial photography flight over Sydney Harbour and beaches
        • Photograph your experience with a Canon 6D camera or bring your own
        • Pre-flight safety, aerial photography technique and equipment briefing
        • Smartphone holder provider so you can live stream via Instagram or Facebook
        People aged 16+Adrenaline
        Black Ops Helicopter Flight MissionDeparts from Mascot30 minutes
        • Doors-off helicopter flight
        • Pre-flight safety and mission briefing
        • Pre-flight safety and mission briefing
        • GoPro attachment for your flight
        People aged 3+RedBalloon
        Scenic Helicopter Flight to Blue MountainsDeparts from Mascot90 minutes
        • Return CBD transfers to helicopter in Mascot
        • Complimentary refreshments before and after your flight
        • Photo opportunity with the aircraft and pilot
        • Option to purchase a video of your helicopter flight
        Not specifiedRedBalloon

        Where can I book a helicopter flight in Sydney and surrounding areas?

        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 Sydney
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Groupon
        Groupon - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Wotif
        Wotif - Helicopter flights in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
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        Ready to see Sydney from new heights? Check out the latest Sydney helicopter flight deals

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        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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