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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

RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 10% off Australia experiences with code

Available on activities including hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights and luxury car hire. Must purchase two or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 31% off flying experiences + 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 Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra $10 off Northern Territory activities with code

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

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 10% off Perth scenic flights for 2

Available on select travel dates until September 2022 for a 15-minute flight. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 50% off Australia helicopter scenic flights

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Uluru, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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KlookKlook

Up to 23% off Australia flight experiences

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

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 37% off flying experiences

Available on select dates and for experiences like hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, skydives, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 33% 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 ski and boat rides, skydives and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% 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. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Rottnest Island activities from $79 + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include sightseeing cruises, scenic flights, getaways, tours and more. T&Cs apply.

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WotifWotif

Hobart scenic flights from $232

Available on select travel dates in 2021 for a 30-minute experience. T&Cs apply.

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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

Highlights:

  • 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

Highlights:

  • 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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