Sydney

Private Hunter Valley Lunch Tour by Helicopter

Sydney, Australia
Hunter Valley Luncheon Tour by Helicopter
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Flight time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

It’s time to escape the rat-race of the city and head to Australia’s signature vineyard and wine making region, the Hunter Valley. Begin with a scenic helicopter flight from Sydney, then fly to the Hunter Valley. On the way, your expert pilot will take you over Sydney Harbour to take in the sights of Sydney’s iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House then onward via Manly and the dramatic coastline of Sydney’s northern beaches. Upon landing in the Hunter Valley experience local wine tasting before sitting down to a gourmet lunch at one of the region’s most reputable restaurants.
  • Breathtaking 2-hour helicopter return flight from Sydney to the Hunter Valley
  • See the Sydney Opera House and other iconic landmarks from the air
  • Spectacular views over Sydney Harbour, Hawkesbury River and Hunter Valley
  • Gourmet three-course lunch including a bottle of wine and wine tasting
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Private return helicopter flights from Sydney to the Hunter Valley
  • Three course lunch with bottle of wine
  • Option to taste wine
  • Commentary and interaction with pilot
  • Complimentary transfers from selected city centre hotels (if required)
  • Free parking for self drive guests

    Meeting and Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sydney HeliTours
      Sydney Airport, 472 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia

      Please arrive 30mins prior to departure

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    11:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Our bus transfers are a complimentary service, pickup is available from two different hotels ONLY where guests will be transferred back to Circular Quay after the flight. Transfers are operated on a fixed timetable and are independent to our helicopter flying schedule therefore guests may encounter a waiting period before or after their flight. Alternatively, a taxi can be ordered by Sydney Helitours staff upon request at the guests own expense.

    What To Expect

    After pickup from your Sydney hotel, transfer to the helipad in a private vehicle to start your day. 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 your modern and spacious guest lounge.

    After the safety briefing, it's time for photo ops in front of the helicopter before boarding. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight.

    Within minutes of boarding your helicopter, you will be flying over some of Sydney’s iconic landmarks. Enjoy an aerial perspective on Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House before heading north following the coast past Manly to Palm Beach then turning inland over the Hawkesbury River and the Brisbane Waters. Your flight path will take you over some of Sydney’s nearest rugged bushland before opening up on the expanse of the Hunter Valley region to arrive in style at your destination.

    Sip a variety of the Hunter Valleys finest produce during a wine session tasting that introduces iconic varieties of the region such as semillon and shiraz, along with other award winning wines. Then head to a celebrated winery restaurant for a gourmet three-course lunch. Soak in views of the vineyards and hills during your meal, which features seasonal specialties and fresh produce from the valley’s fertile farmland, accompanied by a complimentary bottle of wine.

    After your deluxe winery lunch, return to the helicopter for your flight back to Sydney. Expect to spend about one hour in the air during your scenic helicopter flight. Radio headsets allow for two-way communications with your pilot during your flight, so that you can hear live commentary about the landmarks between Sydney and the Hunter Valley while you are in the air.

    Sydney Helitours

    Admission Ticket Free

    Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

    Palm Beach (Pass By)

    Hunter Valley

    Admission Ticket Free

    Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 298 lbs
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 which will incur additional cost (subject to the number of passengers travelling).
    • All passengers will be weighed upon check in. Bookings for four guests are more than 360kg may also need to upgrade to a larger EC130 (additional costs and payable direct to the supplier)
    • 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 advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 2 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 2 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.
    Featured review
    Adrian_M
    Great day and very professionally run. Great view of Sydney Harbour and excellent meal in the Hunter Valley

    Reviews

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    Great day out
    Adrian_M, Jun 2021
    Great day and very professionally run. Great view of Sydney Harbour and excellent meal in the Hunter Valley
    One of the most amazing experiences for...
    Theodore F, Oct 2018
    One of the most amazing experiences for me and my wife. Highly recommended.
    The ride is fantastic and pilot is...
    MunFai_C, Feb 2018
    The ride is fantastic and pilot is superb. Navigating across the terrain to the wineyard is pulchritudinous. The lunch is fantastic and its definitely worth it. And not to mention the wines, you can drink as much as you can......
    This was the splurge of our trip to...
    Bev.van.zandt, Dec 2017
    This was the splurge of our trip to Sydney. Our ship did not get in early enough to do the bus trip to Hunter Valley, so we went for it. Grant, our pilot, was very friendly and helpful as he pointed out the sights and landmarks. We were flown to a winery where we were treated to a three course lunch and a bottle of wine. Delicious! We then went to the cellar for a tasting. Just the husband and me in the helicopter with the pilot it felt like a date on the Bachelor show. Our trip was on one of Sydneys hottest days and because of that and other circumstances we were late getting off the ground. Grant gave us extra time at the winery to compensate. A wonderful time!
    Excellent trip, made to feel like...
    DIANN S, Sep 2017
    Excellent trip, made to feel like super stars. The vineyard is simply stunning and the food gastronomic.
    attractive tour made with my wife...
    ayman h, Aug 2016
    attractive tour made with my wife and little son for hunter valley luncheon by R44 helicopter in Sydney its was a very well organized starting from pick up us from the hotel until drop back . everything on time . we spent a great time with a expert pilot who explain and answer all our inquiries and we have a very tasty lunch .finally we appriciates the arrangments and the staff .
    Brilliant would recommend this trip...
    stephen p, Dec 2014
    Brilliant would recommend this trip , great flight, pilot and lunch Everyone so friendly
    Fantastic tour. Highly recommend it...
    Christopher S, Nov 2014
    Fantastic tour. Highly recommend it. Great lunch spot and not hurried to get back in the chopper. Very relaxing. Well worth it.
    What a view of Sydney and the Hunter...
    Lee_S, Aug 2014
    What a view of Sydney and the Hunter Valley Region. We will be back.
    I surprised my husband on our...
    Kyle P, Jan 2014
    I surprised my husband on our honeymoon with this Helicopter tour and luncheon, and it was absolutely incredible! Our pilot was extremely friendly and personable, the flight was exciting and beautiful, and the food at Tallavera Groves was one of the best meals either of us have ever had. The table we had overlooking the vineyard was picture-perfect as we had lunch, and we really enjoyed the wine tastings and ended up getting a bottle of Tawny. It's expensive, but this activity is well worth it!
    This was a fantastic experience. The...
    John M, Dec 2013
    This was a fantastic experience. The pilot was great, the sites spectacular, and the meal and wine tasting with the view over the valley was something that will stay with me forever. At first glance you may think it's a lot of money but do it you'll love it. John, Carole and Michelle
    We rate this experience very...
    R. A. D, Nov 2013
    We rate this experience very highly. Seeing Sydney from the air is a great way to get orientated. Hunter Valley and restaurant were fantastic. We were picked up early and easily. Staff along the way were very friendly and others we met were hilarious. I would do this again and recommend this to others.
    Fantastic! Truly made our holiday...
    BATTERSBY666, Mar 2013
    Fantastic! Truly made our holiday exceptional. It was expensive but in our view was money well spent. Having a helicopter to ourselves was the ultimate in luxury. The food was amazing and the setting was spectacular. Do this trip - it is wonderful!
    An excellent way to do that...
    Michael J, Sep 2012
    An excellent way to do that something extra special, proposal with style.... The pilot was very informative and made the journey very comfortable. Wine tasting experience was well done and the meal was exceptionally great!! Thanks to all involved, we had a terrific time.
    An absolute must. I am a heli pilot in...
    Neil W, Apr 2008
    An absolute must. I am a heli pilot in spare time and can confirm these boys are good! The best way to see Sydney and a very enjoyable day. They say lunch is included, but I ended up paying for lunch!!!

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