Canberra scenic flights: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Get a bird's eye view of Australia's capital with a scenic flight over the city.

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There's nothing quite as exhilarating as flying over the earth close enough to almost touch the tree-tops at speeds to make the adrenaline pump.

In Canberra you can do just that with a scenic flight. The main provider of this is Capital Warbirds which takes you up in a Yak-52 and can include aerobatic stunts like rolls and loops.

Of course, it also has more relaxing non-acrobatic flights.

As an alternative, there are a handful of scenic helicopter flights you can book that'll fly you over Canberra and its surrounds, such as the Snowy Highlands.

Deals on scenic flights in Canberra and around Australia


Extra $10 off Northern Territory activities with code

Available on select dates and activities, including sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.

Up to 23% off flying experiences plus an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights. Destinations include Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 23% off Australia flight experiences

Available on select dates on hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Destinations include Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Sydney, Whitsundays, Gold Coast and more.

Up to 31% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available on select dates for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, jet skis and jet boat rides, skydives, whale watching cruises and more.

Up to 38% off things to do in Perth

Available for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, tandem skydives, helicopter scenic flights, kid's soccer trainings and more.

Where can I take scenic flights in Canberra?

  • Capital Warbirds – Canberra Region
  • Canberra helicopters – Canberra CBD, Alpine National Park, Namadgi National Park and the South Coast of NSW (helicopter)
  • Airshare – Canberra highlights, Burley Griffin, Snowy Highlands and Olleyville Winery (helicopter)

If you can't make it as far as Canberra, scenic flights also depart from:

  • Camden, Sydney
  • Bankstown, Sydney

For more details and deals see our Canberra helicopter ride guide.

Our top picks for scenic flights in Canberra:

Best for acrobatics: Capital Warbirds


  • Cost: From $350 per person
  • Duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Available on: On request
  • Extras: Can request a "mild" or a "wild" ride.

Best for price: Canberra Helicopters


  • Cost: From $230 per person
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Available on: Daily
  • Extras: Departs from Canberra Airport

Scenic flights in Canberra – companies compared

ExperienceBook withPriceLocationDurationExtras/inclusions
Capital Warbirds – non-aerobatic flightCapital WarbirdsFrom $300Canberra20 minutesN/A
Capital Warbirds – aerobatic flightCapital WarbirdsFrom $300Canberra45 minutesN/A
Canberra Helicopters - scenic helicopter flightsFinderFrom $370Canberra30 minutesN/A
Airshare - scenic helicopter flightsAirshareFrom $250Canberra15 minutesN/A

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