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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

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Extra 10% off your order

Get extra 10% off on orders like sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, jet boating, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, scuba diving, snorkelling, scenic flights, high tea, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, whale watching, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 50% off father's day deals

Valid until 2 September 2018 on selected activities like helicopter flights, water rafting, driving experience and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more.

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Gift It Now Gift It Now

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.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&Cs apply.

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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

Best for price: Scenic helicopter flight over Sydney from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 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

Best for value: Helicopter scenic flight for two from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • 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

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

Highlights:

  • 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

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

Highlights:

  • 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
Adrenaline$179+
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Olympic Park
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
  • Northern Beaches

 

20 minutes
RedBalloon$125+
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
15 minutes
Experience Oz$190+
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
20 minutes
Viator$179+
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Eastern suburbs beaches
  • Northern beaches
  • Olympic Park
  • Blue Mountains
20 minutes

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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