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.

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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

RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 27% 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 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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KlookKlook

Up to 40% off New Zealand activities

Available until December 2021 on activities including tandem skydives, skis and snow activities, jet boat rides, scenic flights and more. Destinations include Queenstown, Christchurch, Wanaka and more.

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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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Everything AustraliaEverything Australia

Up to 28% off Sydney activities

Available on select travel dates Until December 2021 on activities including sightseeing cruises, skydives, scenic flights, hot air balloon flights and dining experiences.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 28% 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.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

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 ski and boat rides, skydives and more.

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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

Australia helicopter scenic flights from $290

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Uluru, Hobart and more.

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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

Highlights:

  • $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

Highlights:

  • 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

Highlights:

  • 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

Highlights:

  • 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

Feature image: RedBalloon



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