Helicopter flights in Sydney: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Take in a rare bird’s-eye view of Sydney as you fly around like a VIP.

Experience panoramic views of the biggest sights in Sydney while soaring overhead in a helicopter. This experience will have you travelling like a celebrity.

You’ll get to see more sights in 20 minutes than you can in a whole day on foot so this is a truly memorable way to start or end your trip in Sydney.

Helicopter flight in Sydney deals

Up to 30% off flying experiences Valid on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to $70 off flying experiences

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Valid on select experiences, including skydiving, helicopter rides, and flying lessons. Destinations include Yarra Valley, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and more. T&C's apply.

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$15 off everything Get $15 off when you spend $79 or more in one transaction. Valid on skydiving, go karting, helicopter and scenic flights, abseiling, flying lessons, driving, cruises and more. T&Cs apply. Not valid for Gift Voucher redemptions, iFLY Indoor Skydiving Sydney products or in conjunction with the $250 Gift Voucher promotion.

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Where can I get helicopter flights in Sydney?

Helicopters usually leave from Kingsford Smith Airport in Mascot.

Most flights will take in sites around the Sydney Harbour including the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

With some extra flight time, you can include Sydney’s surfing precinct of Manly Beach. Make a day of it and head further afield to the Blue Mountains or Hunter Valley.

Our top picks: Helicopter flights you can book now

Best for price: Scenic helicopter flight over Sydney from RedBalloon


  • 15-minute flight over Sydney Harbour
  • See the city, the Opera House and the stunning Harbour Bridge from the air
  • Panoramic views over the coastline
  • Only $125 per person

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Best for value: Helicopter scenic flight for two from Adrenaline


  • 30-minute flight time
  • Views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney City
  • Private helicopter tour
  • Third person flies for free making it just $190 per person

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Best for experience length: Hunter Valley luncheon tour by helicopter from Viator


  • Roundtrip helicopter tour to the Hunter Valley
  • Two hours of flight time
  • Spectacular views over Sydney Harbour, Hawkesbury River and Hunter Valley
  • Includes a gourmet three-course lunch including a bottle of wine and wine tasting

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Best for views: Blue Mountains helicopter day trip from Sydney from Viator


  • Go beyond Sydney Harbour and see the Blue Mountains from the sky
  • Round-trip helicopter flight, lunch and Scenic World attractions included
  • Take a ride on the world's steepest incline railway and the cable car at Scenic World
  • Enjoy a gourmet à la carte lunch at Scenic World overlooking Jamison Valley

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Helicopter flight companies compared

CompanyPriceTour areas availableMinimum Duration
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Olympic Park
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
  • Northern Beaches


20 minutes
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
15 minutes
Experience Oz$190+
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
20 minutes
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
  • Northern beaches
  • Olympic Park
  • Blue Mountains
20 minutes

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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