Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

From $158.88

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 3 days in advance

  • 1 to 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • 20 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

    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.

    Sydney Helitours

    Admission Ticket Free

    Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

    Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 243 lbs
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • 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 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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    Featured review
    Everything about the experience was fantastic. The views was incredible and the pilot was great through out going through everything we went past and pointed out things for us. Was amazing. Would 100% recommend.


    416 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Super friendly staff....
    Jade_C, Feb 2024
    Super friendly staff. Provided great knowledge on the surrounding areas that we flew over. Perfect view of the harbour and Opera House
    Tin box
    Puja_T, Feb 2024
    I booked for private ride but was really disappointed when I had to ride a helicopter smaller than a tin box.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Hi Puja, Your flight was conducted with the use of a Robinson R44 which is about the same size as an average small car, certainly larger than a tin can. It is commonly used by all helicopter operators. Although we have no idea what helicopter you were expecting to fly in, booking a private flight does not guarantee a large helicopter. On this occasion you elected to make a reservation through Viator without consulting with Sydney HeliTours first, if you had spoken with us we would have provided you with all the options available to guarantee that your expectatons were met before proceeding with a reservation. Sydney HeliTours operate a mixed fleet of helicopters which cater to all needs, for anyone considering a helicopter flight, please contact us direct where we will be able to assist you with whatever enquiry you have.
    Memorable helicopter ride
    Ming_C, Feb 2024
    A very memorable helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour. Magnificent views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and the beaches. Experienced and friendly pilot.
    Awesome ride, service and Pilot Max.
    Ken_M, Feb 2024
    This was my first time on a helicopter ride and “Max” the pilot was awesome! Not only did he take photos of us in front of the helicopter, he was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and his calm demeanor made us all feel safe and for me less anxious on my first helicopter ride. We were the last ones to get a ride today as the rain started right after our arrival. Unfortunately, the weather plays an important part in their ability to provide safe and memorable rides. This shouldn’t be held against them as safety comes first. I highly recommend this ride and it was well worth the cost.
    James_D, Feb 2024
    It was amazing and Nick was wonderful at showing us all the sights from the air. I 100% recommend to everyone.
    Amazing views of Sydney
    Peter_S, Feb 2024
    Great pick-up service from a close by hotel, friendly staff and great flight over Sydney and harbour. Amazing views from above, what we had seen before on the bus ride.
    Peter_G, Feb 2024
    Fabulous views of the Harbour, Sydney Bridge and the Opera House from a spectacular view point. Also views of Bondi beach and Botany Bay. An all round fantastic experience.
    Absolutely brilliant
    June_V, Feb 2024
    Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommend that if you are able to do this put it at the top of your list.
    Fantastic experience
    Patricia_L, Feb 2024
    Top class service lovely people fantastic day great experience the staff are very friendly I’m so glad I booked this before I came back to Ireland
    Suprise Valentine celebration Heli Flight
    Paul_J, Feb 2024
    Great team, Great experience. From Take of to Landing great views Sydney coastline and the Opera house and Harbour bridge etc. The pick up and return from Sydney hotel to airport. was also very professional and in a clean modern mini bus with very thoughtful and safe driver. Thank you Paul and Lorraine.
    Must do
    Nico_T, Feb 2024
    The best ride you can get. Anthony is also part of the 5 star experience, proffesional, safe orientated, all executed in time.
    Great day
    nicholas_g, Feb 2024
    Really enjoyed the whole experience. Professionally run company. Lovely vows of the harbour and surrounding areas
    Connie_C, Feb 2024
    From our original booking to our Driver to Nick our pilot our Helicopter tour was perfect. They were alll so helpful, courteous & knowledgeable
    Fab way to see Sydney
    Lucy_A, Feb 2024
    Such an amazing way to see Sydney. Def recommend. You get to see the city, the coastline. So glad I did it.
    Robyn_A, Jan 2024
    Be careful when you book! We had a documented reason for trip cancellation and they were unwilling to work with us at All
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Our terms and conditions are clearly stated on the Viator product page which highlight that there is a 100% non-refundable fee for cancellations made within 48 hours. You booked a shared flight and requested a cancellation and full refund 24 hours before your scheduled departure. Although we have the right to enforce these terms, we informed you that we could only accommodate your request if we were able to fill your seats with a last-minute reservation. This is because cancelling your shared flight would have affected other guests and caused financial loss for us. While we understand that guests may encounter unforeseen circumstances, our service terms and conditions are transparent. This does not diminish our commitment to customer service or make us unpleasant.
    Friendly Staff and Great Experience
    Vaishak_A, Jan 2024
    It was a great experience. When I waiting for uber to go back the person driving the van saw that and informed me about the drop off service. The pilot was also friendly, he took a picture of me and the helicopter. Helicopter ride was really an unbelievable experience.
    Loved it
    Pragati_S, Jan 2024
    It was a surprise birthday gift for my husband and the entire experience was amazing ❤️❤️. Thank you for making this a memorable day.
    Kandi_S, Jan 2024
    Beautiful view of Sydney and surround areas! You get to see much more from the air and it’s a lot of fun, very memorable!
    Great flight, awesome views
    Dietmar_H, Jan 2024
    A wonderful flight. When we arrived at the airport it rained, so we were not sure if we could fly. But then it cleared up and we had a great flight above our expectations.
    Rafael_S, Jan 2024
    All. Very nice experience. Wow. And the very good service. The staff very kind and professional. Thanks

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