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Mascot, Australia
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Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Take to the skies for a quick flight that provides stunning panoramic views of Sydney’s eastern coastline including Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Sydney’s spectacular Harbor and city skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s history from your knowledgeable pilot as you fly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before your pilot whirs over Sydney Head marking the harbor’s entrance.
  • Exhilarating ride over Sydney Harbour by helicopter
  • Spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Complimentary refreshments at Sydney Airport's Heliport
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide
  • Your choice of departure time

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Escape the crowds for unbeatable views of this picturesque city aboard a helicopter.
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20 minute helicopter tour
Commentary and interaction with pilot
Complimentary selected CBD hotel transfers (if required)
Free parking for self drive guests
Sydney HeliTours , Sydney Airport, 472 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot Address: Sydney Heliport, located at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to the helipad where you meet your pilot. Your helicopter flight experience begins with a greeting and check-in from the friendly operations staff, followed by a thorough safety briefing in the comfort of the modern and spacious guest lounge.

After the safety briefing, head out, with time to snap photos in front of your helicopter before boarding. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight. After getting comfortable in your seats and putting on the provided headset, listen to your pilot’s commentary as your helicopter lifts up into the sky. 

Upon take-off enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean, and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of departure, your experienced and skilled pilot has you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and tracking north along the coast at 500-feet. See the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches including Coogee, Clovelly, and also the world-famous Bondi Beach with the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiseled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour heads and the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbor.

Your experienced pilot guides your aircraft through the magnificent Sydney Harbour giving you an unforgettable view of icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, and Manly Cove. Looking towards the horizon you can see the rest of Sydney stretching out towards the Sydney Olympic site and further afield to the foothills of the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains.

As you start your return journey to the heliport you fly past some of Sydney’s great sporting arenas including the Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, and Randwick Racecourse. Throughout the flight, your pilot provides you with informative commentary via Bose's voice-activated headsets allowing you to talk with the pilot and your other passengers whilst on the helicopter.
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Sydney Helitours
After taking off from Sydney Airport, you'll soar above the city of Sydney for unbeatable views of the world's most famous harbor and its icons
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Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbor Bridge
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Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Harbour
See Sydney's spectacular city skyline. You'll be flying with a dedicated team of professionals on your 20-minute helicopter flight over Sydney Harbor. All transfers are included, and you'll be picked up and dropped off from your centrally located Sydney hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We operate Robinson helicopters that have a maximum seat limitation of 135kg (297lbs), passengers in excess of this weight will be required to fly in the Eurocopter helicopter and may incur additional cost subject to the number of passengers travelling.
  • All passengers will be weighed upon check in.
  • Bookings for two where the combined total is 190kg or more in total must book a private flight (for additional cost and payable direct to the supplier).
  • All flights are sold on a shared basis where up to 6 passengers may be travelling on the helicopter. Single passenger bookings are welcome however all flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to depart.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • If you have an infant (a passenger under 2 years), you will be required to book a private flight for additional cost.
  • Helicopters are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the pilot is unable to assist passengers with boarding and disembarking due to occupational, health and safety regulations.
  • Courtesy transfer is available from selected City hotels. Once accommodation details are provided we will arrange the closest available option to where you are staying.
  • You will receive confirmation of your flight time and scheduled pickup time from a City hotel (if required) via email.
  • If you do not require transfer or are staying in an area outside the City you can make your own way to our base, check-in is 30 minutes prior to the confirmed departure time.
  • Please ensure that we have a phone number (including country code if applicable) for when you are in Sydney in case we need to get in contact with you on the day of the flight.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Helitours
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter.
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Very good, pick up on time, friendly driver to airport, well worth the money for a once in a lifetime trip over Sydney harbour" See review
  • "If you are in Sydney this is a must do!" See review

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Great memories of the fantastic helicopter flight over the Harbour
, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience. From the moment I booked my trip, I kept being informed about the progress of my upcoming flight and pick up arrangement. Staff was friendly and made the experience very enjoyable and memorable. I highly recommend to use the operator, fantastic service.
A special day to be
, Aug 2022
It was the time Ever and we enjoyed it but I got sick up in airplane that was not good at all. But I love it.😁
BDay gift
, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience, the sky was blue and the view was extraordinary. My partner and I had the best time.
excellent tour over Sydney - very informative commentary from the pilot
, Aug 2022
The helicopter tour was very professionally run, with friendly staff and a great commentary by the pilot as we did the ride over Sydney and its beaches. Definitely to be recommended
The Fenns Australian tour
, Jul 2022
Our pilot Chris was great; friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience and amazing views of all of Sydney's landmarks
Awesome experience
, Jul 2022
Absolutely loved this trip and would highly recommend to anyone. Very smooth ride and we were lucky with clear visibility (in a generally poor spell of weather). The pilot pointed out the different areas/beaches/landmarks. It was fantastic to see from the air everywhere we had visited.
Scintillating Sydney
, Jun 2022
Well , everything is awesome about the tour. Very welcoming crew , great helicopters & spectacular views
It was a memorable...
, Jun 2022
It was a memorable surprise birthday present. The extraordinary customer service made me feel especial and the view from above was surreal. The pilot was the most friendly ever and engaging with the passengers. I highly recommend Sydney Heli Tour.
A Happy Experience on the Helicopter Tour
, Jun 2022
A very wonderful experience. The pilot is very freindly and experience. Hotel pick up and drop off service makes the whole journey more convenient and comfortable. Marvellous 👍🏻
Absolutely amazing!!!
, Jun 2022
Highly recommended ! The thrill of flying is just amazing! Not even scary and the view is just wow!!
Once in a lifetime type of experience.
, Jun 2022
Exhilarating private tour with a chill vibe and super friendly staff. Well worth the experience to see Sydney Harbor and the surrounding area from above. Glorious views of the coastline and the illustrious circular quay.
, Mar 2022
Awesome experience great friendly service our pilot was very nice and friendly and great to talk too
1 traveler found this review helpful
The view waa amazing...
, Mar 2022
The view waa amazing The pilot was awesome even helps take photos the staff were friendly would defenitely do it again
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience
, Jan 2022
One of the best experience’s I’ve ever had I strongly recommend this to anyone you will definitely not regret it .
, Dec 2021
Amazing and safe, friendly, really a nice time, excellent view. The pilot was very nice and friendly
Amazing trip around the harbour
, Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing trip around the harbour and the nearby beaches. Incredible views from above. A must do if you’re ever in Sydney.
Flying Sydney birds
, Oct 2021
Looking at the fantastic infrastructure from the top was very great and rememberable . Everything was fantastic
Must do!
, Apr 2021
After the initial shock of being on a helicopter, the experience was unforgettable. Seeing Sydney from above was amazing
Absolutely amazing
, Feb 2020
This was the culmination for me of a month of touring New Zealand and Australia and it was amazing. The flight took in all the Sydney highlights - the harbour bridge, the opera house, the harbour itself, Bondi beach and Botany Bay. The staff made the arrangements very easy and smooth from pick up to the flight itself. They are all very welcoming and friendly and above all very professional - thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Panoramic View
, Jan 2020
Amazing service! Great pilot. Such an awesome experience! Both me and my husband had such a great time.

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