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

Fly high above Sydney on an adventurous flight to see the sights.


Sydneysiders love to boast about their beautiful harbour but it’s one thing to see it from the ground and a completely different experience taking it in from the sky.

Even if you think you’ve seen everything Sydney has to offer, a scenic flight around the harbour and Sydney’s coastline will give you panoramic views and uninterrupted photo opportunities.

Scenic flight deals in Sydney

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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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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, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

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27 May 2020 Extra $10 off site-wide with code FDR****
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14 Apr 2020 Extra 10% off Hop-on Hop-off bus tour CSS****
1 Apr 2020 6% off London passes SPR****

Where can I get scenic flights in Sydney?

Shorter flights are centred around Sydney Harbour including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. With some extra time, you can see Manly, Bondi Beach and fly as far as Long Reef. Flights take off from Rose Bay, Bankstown or Mascot Airport, all less than an hour from the city centre.

Our top picks: Scenic flights you can book now

Best for price: Sydney seaplanes scenic flight

Best for price: Sydney seaplanes scenic flight from Adrenaline


  • $200 per adult and $150 per child
  • Fly in a restored, classic Beaver seaplane
  • Views over Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour
  • 15-minute flight reaching up to 1,000 feet

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Best for value: Sydney scenic helicopter family flight

Best for value: Sydney scenic helicopter family flight from RedBalloon


  • 12-minute helicopter flight over Sydney for four people
  • Total price is $399 making it just $100 per person
  • Fly in a luxury four-seat Black Bell Jet Ranger
  • Use the same helicopter flown by local and visiting celebrities

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Best for experience length: Sydney sightseeing and aerobatic joy flight

Best for experience length: Sydney sightseeing and aerobatic joy flight from Viator


  • Spend 50 minutes in the air
  • Combine Sydney scenery with thrilling aerial moves
  • Enjoy aerial thrills as the pilot performs aerobatic maneuvers like loops and rolls
  • Flies all the way past Manly to Long Reef

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Best for views: Sydney seaplane flight

Best for views: Sydney seaplane flight from Adrenaline


  • See the Sydney highlights from a seaplane
  • Includes a seafood lunch and glass of champagne at Empire Lounge on the waterfront in Rose Bay
  • Views over Bondi Beach, the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s eastern suburbs
  • Climb to 1,000 feet

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Scenic flights in Sydney compared: Price and Duration

Booking companyPriceDurationExtras/inclusions available
Adrenaline$179+Minimum 15 minutes
  • Commentary
  • Noise-reduction headsets
  • Lunch
RedBalloon$200+Minimum 15 minutes
  • Commentary
  • Lunch
Experience Oz$190+Minimum 20 minutes
  • Commentary
  • Complimentary refreshments
Viator$179+Minimum 20 minutes
  • Commentary
  • Hotel transfers
  • Lunch

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