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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Mascot, Australia
Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

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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 Travellers 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 travellers 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney HeliTours
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 sanitisation during Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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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Traveller 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


214 reviews

Reviews by Viator travellers

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, Mar. 2022
Awesome experience great friendly service our pilot was very nice and friendly and great to talk too
1 traveller 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 traveller 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 traveller 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.
Absolute must do if you are in Sydney
, Jan. 2020
This was amazing. Going over the harbor and the coast and seeing all of the landmarks from the air was an incredible experience. If you are in Sydney this is a must do!
Spectacular View
, Aug. 2019
All I can say is wow!!! What an experience and the best way of seeing the sites of Sydney. We had a perfect clear day and had a pilot who provided a great narrative. The 20 minute flight was over in a flash but was unforgettable. We loved every minute of us. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel so the whole experience was hassle free.
One of a kind experience!
, Aug. 2019
The experience was lovely and exciting! They were kind enough to accommodate my schedule change. Got picked up near my accommodation, then was dropped off at the place where the helis are. Waited for our turn, and since I was traveling solo I got the front seat! How amazing to see everything from up above.
Helicopter trip
, Jul. 2019
Very good, pick up on time, friendly driver to airport, well worth the money for a once in a lifetime trip over Sydney harbour
Could have been much better
, Apr. 2019
It was a birthday gift for myself from my wife. The pilot was sure not to be in the air even 1 minute past the 20 minutes quoted. He never even made it over to the harbor bridge. The Opera house seemed a whole city away. And the Helicopter was extremely small and cramped. my wife sat in front and I sat in back with 2 other girls. Could barely fasten my seat belt. And I am only 6 ft. 190 lbs. The 2 girls were much smaller than me. It was not the Helicopter pictured on the website.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Great Experience for Wedding Anniversary
, Mar. 2019
Great experience! got our own helicopter, pilot was friendly, shuttle bus transfer from a designated hotel was trouble free. Great day out with spectacular views of the harbour.
Really worth to try
, Jan. 2019
It was so amazing view and hard to describe by words! My flight was at 1pm - Dec, 30th 2018 and it was a beautiful day with very good weather. Clear blue sky and sunny. I couldn’t ask for more! Very professional, friendly, experienced and skillful staffs and pilots.
The best ride ever around the beautiful Sindey Harbour and the Beaches ...
, Aug. 2018
Everything was great. The shuttle from the hotel on time and very comfortable. The flight was beautiful, smooth and breathtaking.
The reason I have voted 'good, but...
, Feb. 2018
The reason I have voted 'good, but not great' is because I had booked my flight over Sydney Harbour for 11 a.m. but I was collected from my hotel at 9.10 and was air-born before 10. It was raining and cloudy over the harbour so photos were not the best. By 11 a.m., when I should have gone up - you've guessed it - sunshine and blue skies! I was very disappointed because a previous trip I had booked with Viator, over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, was excellent. I had booked and paid for the flight four months previously so it wasn't a last minute booking. The pilot said he had to wait for a slot but there were others waiting to fly at my pre-selected time. sta Tjuta
Really nice tour. Only complaint is...
, Jan. 2018
Really nice tour. Only complaint is it goes by too fast but that's not the company's fault : Our driver Lincoln was awesome.
Worth every single penny. Our trip...
, Jan. 2018
Worth every single penny. Our trip was postponed to a different date since it was raining the day before. However please remember to book the timing and for the complimentary pick up time from the hotel.

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