Sydney

Sydney Grand Tour by Helicopter

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter
  • 1 to 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

If you want to see all that Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s beaches has to offer but don’t have much time, this 30 minute helicopter scenic flight is for you. See the magnificent beaches of Sydney from above as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline; over Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and Sydney’s northern beaches. If you're lucky you may even spot schools of fish, dolphins and whales (in season) as you take in the the pristine ocean waters. Continue into Sydney Harbour for several orbits and a fly-by of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the magnificent backdrop of the Sydney city skyline. Your pilot shares informative commentary throughout the 30-minute flight. Your 2.5-hour tour includes the helicopter tour, time for photo ops, complimentary refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Comprehensive 30-minute tour of Sydney's best beaches by helicopter
  • Exhilarating trip along Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Complimentary refreshments at Sydney Airport's Heliport
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Your choice of departure time

What's Included

  • 30 minute helicopter tour
  • Commentary and interaction with pilot
  • Complimentary city centre transfers (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

    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

    Your scenic helicopter experience starts with pickup from your centrally located hotel and transfer to Sydney Airport followed by a greeting and check-in from the friendly operations staff, and a safety briefing in the comfort of a modern and spacious guest lounge.

    When you’re ready, head over to the helicopter and take a few photos before boarding the state-of-the-art chopper. Slip the provided radio headset over your ears for two-way communications with your pilot while in the air. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight.

    Large viewing windows allow for excellent sight lines as your pilot takes off and soars towards the coast. Within minutes of departure your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach as you track north along the coast at 500-feet. Admire the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and the white-sand beaches that scallop the coastline around Sydney. Your pilot points out famous beaches and surfing spots with views that extend from the Northern Beaches to Botany Bay. Manly, Dee Why, Bondi Beach and Coogee among the most renowned beaches clearly visible, along with many tucked away coves and inlets along the coastline. 

    Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiselled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Heads. From the entrance to Sydney Harbour your flight path will continue north passing the golden sands of Manly and Curl Curl Beaches en route to Dee Why and Long Reef.

    Your experienced pilot will guide your helicopter towards the yacht filled waters of Middle Harbour and then onwards into the awe inspiring Sydney Harbour for views of the icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Manly Beach and Sydney’s most exclusive real estate addresses. Looking towards the horizon see the rest of Sydney stretching out towards the Sydney Olympic site and further afield to the foothills of the world renowned Blue Mountains.

    As you start your return journey to the heliport you will fly past some of Sydney’s great sporting arenas including the Sydney Football Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground, as well as Randwick Racecourse. When you return to terra firma, enjoy complimentary refreshments such as tea or coffee, then transfer to your hotel to end your tour.

    Sydney Helitours

    Admission Ticket Free

    Bondi Beach (Pass By)

    Coogee Beach (Pass By)

    Curl Curl Beach (Pass By)

    Manly (Pass By)

    Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 243 lbs
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • 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 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 180kg or more in total must book a private flight. 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Individual passengers in excess of 110kg can't be confirmed on shared flights due to aircraft limitations and operating capacities.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

    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.
    • 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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    Joerg_T
    The pickup in the city worked very well, everything went very quickly and the Sydney Heli Tours team was very professional. The flight itself took 35 minutes and went from the heliport at the international airport over the city with great views of the opera house, harbor bridge and the harbor. Then we went across the entire harbor to Manly, and down the entire coast to behind Bondi Beach, from here back to the heliport with subsequent transport back to the city. thank you for this great experience

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    Joerg_T, Mar 2024
    The pickup in the city worked very well, everything went very quickly and the Sydney Heli Tours team was very professional. The flight itself took 35 minutes and went from the heliport at the international airport over the city with great views of the opera house, harbor bridge and the harbor. Then we went across the entire harbor to Manly, and down the entire coast to behind Bondi Beach, from here back to the heliport with subsequent transport back to the city. thank you for this great experience
    Surprise the parents !
    Orla_E, Feb 2024
    In the words of father: if you want to see Sydney this is the way to do it In the words of my mother: very good 👍🏻
    Exciting, interesting and fun!
    John_T, Jan 2024
    Really enjoyed this tour, the pilot was informative and flew a good route that gave us some amazing shots / pics of Sydney harbour, Bondi beach etc. definitely worth a trip if you fancy adding a touch of luxury to your holiday!
    Fabulous Flight
    Gale_H, Jan 2024
    The flight was a good half hour and we got to see the Harbor Bridge and Opera House from several angles. Also, a beautiful tour of the beaches. This was the highlight of our Sydney trip! A fabulous time.
    Family friendly
    Lisa_N, Dec 2023
    We had 3 adults and 2 kids, 4 of which were having their first flight ever in a helicopter, our pilot Max was fabulous, the checking staff were friendly and explained the process, great trip had by all.
    Seeing all of Sydney -...
    JohnF_G, Oct 2023
    Seeing all of Sydney - beaches from Marroubra to Curl Curl, Sydney Harbour, views to the Blue Mountains. Great pilot, Brett
    Great value, great experience, lifetime memories
    Dymphna_M, Sep 2023
    Fantastic trip and a great pilot guide. Loved every moment and came away thrilled from the experience, with a phone full of brilliant pics.
    Miss this and you’ll miss out!
    Nick_W, Jun 2023
    To be honest this was simply phenomenal! Outstanding experience modelled by perfect conditions. Very clear guidance, instruction and commentary of notable landmarks which was done informally yet professionally. If in Sydney you gotta give it a go. Worth every dollar.
    Amazing experience
    NurhidayuBinte_M, Jun 2023
    Friendly staff at the ctr.we managed to get a drop off back to city.smooth drive back.heli ride was amazing.so cool my son fell aslp halfway.n as per pilot.its normal tt kids fell aslp in the ride.
    The best gift for new year
    Supaporn_S, Jan 2023
    This is best new year ever 🎉thank you for the pilot who welcomed me with his warm smile makes me so comfortable with the trip 🙏and the experience was incredible.100%I will do it again 🤍
    Fantastic experience
    Kristine_W, Jan 2023
    Excellent helicopter ride. From beginning to end it was very professional. Pilot Jake was fantastic.
    Fantastic Experience....
    Salma_A, Jan 2023
    Fantastic Experience. Would do it again. Easy access and well organised. The whole team has been super great and accommodated my needs. They provide good advise so that your experience is worth while
    Heavenly.
    Suhas_S, Dec 2022
    Sun hiding behind clouds & coming out many times during flight. This changef colour of ocean. It was beautiful!!!
    Views for days
    Charlotte_L, Nov 2022
    Fantastic experience to see a lot of Sydney and the surrouding areas, breath taking views views, and a great pilot showing us the sights..would recommend to anyone 😄
    Awesome
    Joaodosreis_F, May 2022
    The service was Amazing and everyone is friendly. We also loved the experience and would definitely do it again.
    A " must do" when in Sydney.
    Ralph_B, Nov 2018
    If you want to see the Sydney Harbour and the beaches, take this breath taking heli tour. We took the 30.minute tour and regret not taking the all day tour.
    Superb trip! Whole experience of the...
    Tracey_E, Oct 2017
    Superb trip! Whole experience of the day was excellent from start to finish! Highly recommended.
    Amazing tour, recent and clean...
    Yoann G, Jul 2010
    Amazing tour, recent and clean helicoptere, lovely pilot. Even though the weather was not that nice, we had a great time and a thrill we will remember for long.
    It was fantastic. The staff were...
    Lisa M, Apr 2008
    It was fantastic. The staff were fabulous. I'd forgotten to call them when we arrived in Sydney but they hadn't forgotten us!! The flight was wonderful and we got some fabulous photos.
    My wife had never been in helicopter...
    Tony C, Apr 2007
    My wife had never been in helicopter before but the care and information given was brilliant and would do it again.

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