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

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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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Up to 31% off flying experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. 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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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Rottnest Island activities from $79 + an extra 10% 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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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Northern Territory activities from $36 + and extra $10 off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. 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 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 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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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
27 Jan 2021 $25 off nationwide tandem skydives with code 25F****
20 Jan 2021 Extra 10% off NSW activities with code LOV****
6 Mar 2020 Extra 10% off Las Vegas attractions GO1****
26 Jan 2021 Up to 28% off things to do in Sydney + Extra 10% off with code PLU****
26 Jan 2021 Melbourne: Eureka Skydeck entry from $25 + an extra 10% off PLU****

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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