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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

By Sydney Helitours
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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About
Make sure you get the best possible views of Sydney by booking this helicopter tour over Australia's capital. With your pilot-guide pointing out all of the highlights and landmarks, get a whirlwind introduction to spots like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and Manly Cove. There's no better way to cover more ground in such a short time.
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AU$240.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 1–30 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A helicopter tour to see Sydney's highlights in the shortest time possible
  • Learn all about Sydney through a pilot-guide's commentary
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
  • Unparalleled aerial views and photo ops of Sydney's top landmarks

  • 20 minute helicopter tour
  • Commentary and interaction with pilot
  • Complimentary city centre transfers (if required)
  • Free parking for self drive guests

Make your own way to the helipad where you check-in, meet your pilot, and listen to a safety briefing.  With your camera or video device in hand, climb aboard and take off for the flight. Get comfortable in your seat and listen to your pilot's commentary through the headset while enjoying panoramic views of the Sydney skyline and the Pacific Ocean. The highlights of the short flight include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Coogee, Taronga Zoo, and the famous coastline beaches.  During the flight, listen and converse with the captain as well as other passengers through the included headsets. This tour is perfect for those short on time or first-time visitors to Sydney.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Sydney HeliTours, Sydney Airport, 472 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia Please arrive 30mins prior to departure
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3293SYDHARBOUR

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers 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.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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What is the Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter cancellation policy?
Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter on Tripadvisor
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  • R7403FKjosej
    R7403FKjosej
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    Wonderful trip.
    It was amazing experience. From begining to the end. All professionalism of all the Staff. Another level of Service. Even they have a complementary transportation to take you back to CBD.
  • freckletonchippy5
    freckletonchippy5
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    Not as good as Serenity in Vegas. So DISAPPOINTED
    Firstly, Avitor didn't inform us what the pick it time was, so we had to pay $50 for a cab to take us to the airfield. All we were told was the start time for the flight was 10.30. When we got to the airfield we were informed tis situation had happened a few times in the past few days. The copter ride was good but the commentary was poor. Mainly telling us what the beaches were, the obvious sights were the Opera house and the Sydney Bridge. So all in all, disappointed.
  • MARKF5018
    MARKF5018
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    Great experience
    Really great experience with our friendly and informative pilot Brett.I would recommend this trip to all visitors to Sydney.
  • Paul R
    Paul R
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    Brilliant
    If you’re going to go in a helicopter it might as well be around Sydney harbour. The whole experience was amazing from the pick-up to the flight, very professional , well worth the money for a unforgettable experience.
  • Ghost R
    Ghost R
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    Best trip ever
    5* experience to view Sydney with all the main attractions. Would recommend to anyone visiting Sydney .We celebrated our wedding anniversary in the sky
  • 475rudyh
    475rudyh
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    Awesome tour
    I had a great time here, abit boring during the flight cuz the pilot abit busy with trafic and all so no explanation at all where we are or the great spot to look at, even while we seeing a marathon happening, but nothing from the pilot to make it interesting flight. However the flight it self is so smooth and the pilot handle really well, not making any sudden movement that make it scary, so its best in handling but need more abit talkactive so we can be more willing to spend more on other tour that this helitour offer.
  • crunchysausage86
    crunchysausage86
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    Solid
    Really great staff and service. Efficient and helpful. Beautiful tour as well. Helicopter was well-maintained. Our pilot also did well in explaining the sights around Sydney before we landed.
  • Q6509UJhelenk
    Q6509UJhelenk
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    Fantastic flight over Sydney
    An amazing experience flying around Sydney, Brett was really informative (and a good pilot!) which made the trip even more fun. Pick up and return from the hotel was well organised and when we asked to change the date of our trip this was accommodated with no difficulty.
  • M5368BRandyb
    M5368BRandyb
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    Fantastic scenic flight.
    Absolutely amazing experience to be able to see Sydney from the sky. Our flight took us along the coast over some beautiful beaches as well as into Sydney Harbour where we got fabulous views of the bridge, opera house and the botanical gardens.
  • chloemI9297SA
    chloemI9297SA
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    A Sydney must do !
    The overall experience was fantastic. Peter picked us up promptly at a pre agreed location in the city centre. He was on time, immediately friendly and engaging. We opted for the 20 minute helicopter tour, our pilot Nic was very knowledgeable, charismatic and made the experience! The package included a drop off back to the city centre. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to do a helicopter ride in the city! Unforgettable experience that we couldn’t fault!!
  • Cha_Os7978
    Cha_Os7978
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    Awesome experience
    This was my first ever helicopter flight and couldn’t have been better. It was way worth it. Our pilot was very nice and I will never forget this experience. Thanks so much guys
  • Martin G
    Martin G
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    Excellent
    Excellent service,very professional. All members of stay were very helpful and friendly. Helicopter trip went great,plenty of given during the trip
  • 615te
    615te
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    Sydney at its best in 30mins
    stunning views, complimentary shuttle service, excellent service and effective rescheduling (because of runway checks) - glad I chose this company for my helicopter flight (good value for money)
  • MarkusWen5000
    MarkusWen5000
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    Excellent Experience with 2 Tours and Priceless Memories
    We did 2 tours with Sydney HeliTours: The first tour was a 20-minutes flight over Sydney harbour and the Eastern suburbs (Watsons Bay, Bondi, etc.), which was fantastic. The second tour, which we booked after the amazing first experience with them, was a tour to the Blue Mountains combined with a private 4WD tour in the blue mountains. This tour was even better than the 20-minutes Sydney harbour flight and we can highly recommend that (also, their local partner for the 4WD tour called Blue Mountains 4WD is excellent, as I wrote in a different review). The whole team at Sydney HeliTours is lovely and the whole experience, from booking, to the complementary pick-up in the CBD, the time at their base at Sydney airport, the flights, the pilots, and the complementary ride back to the CBD was excellent We can absolutely recommend Sydney HeliTours and we are very happy with our choice.
  • janeclough1
    janeclough1
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    Sydney to Wolgan Valkey
    What an amazing experience. Loved our transfer from Sydney to Emirates One and Only in Wolgan Valley. Absolutely the best way to travel! The pilots were so helpful and loved the flight around Sydney Harbour.
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stagman86
Yatton, UK310 contributions
From the moment Pete picked us up at the hotel in the spotlessly clean minibus we knew this was going to be good.

We arrived at the helicopter terminal and received a comprehensive safety briefing.

Then our pilot Leon took us out to the helicopter and got us safely strapped in.

We were lucky as we had the smaller aircraft to ourselves so everyone got a window.

The 20 minute trip took us over the city, circled around the harbour and then flew along the coast above Bondi beach and the cliff top mansions.

Worth every penny. Thanks for such a fabulous experience.
Written 27 December 2022
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Sydneyboy
Phnom Penh, Cambodia115 contributions
Super service and fantastic views of Sydney. We were collected from our hotel in a premium coach and arrived quickly to the private heli port at Sydney airport. The team are super friendly and helpful. We opted for a private tour and it was fantastic. The views of the emerald city are more awesome then imagined.Stunning waters and beaches crowned with the awesome skyline. The highlight is flying over the bridge and opera house.
A must do for Sydney !!!
Written 15 February 2022
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David C
London, UK372 contributions
Wow, wow wow !! This is the best way to experience Sydney Harbour. We were collected by their courtesy transfer and taken to the heliport which is within the airport grounds. Given a sensible safety briefing and introduced to the features of the helicopter.
Then within minutes we were ready to take off, we enjoyed a very smooth ride, as weather was in our side. The Sun was shining, skies blue and minimum wind, so our flight across Sydney suburbs towards the harbour was great. We flew around the harbour in a figure of eight so all of us got to see the sights, and then onto the famous Bondi Beach taking in other beach areas like Manly and Watsons Bay on route.
We highly recommend this company for anyone that considers this experience.
Written 14 April 2023
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Sheila G
Runcorn, UK5 contributions
Feb. 2020
Can't rate this highly enough, we were picked up on time from our hotel, driver was really pleasant. When we arrived at the airport everything was done in a quick, friendly and efficient way, we were in the air in no time and it was an amazing experience, pilot was full of information with a good sense of humour and put everyone at ease (there were 4 of us). Do not forget your camera/phone the views are FANTASTIC.
Written 2 March 2020
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Erik N
4 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
We had a really great ride over Sydney Harbor on September 18th with Max. He is a great pilot and made the trip even more enjoyable by pointing out sites along the way. The views over the Opera House and Harbor were amazing!
Written 19 September 2023
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Quest69419
3 contributions
Mar. 2023
Best way to see Sydney! The trip was easy to book. Kept informed of meeting place and information regarding the trip. Although you are only up in the air for 20 minutes it is enough time to see the sights around Sydney Airport/harbour and beaches. Good value for money.
Written 15 April 2023
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Domenique E
4 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing!!! Staff were all very kind and knowledgeable. The pilot was great. The transport from the CBD was a huge help. The ride was beautiful and smooth and to see the city in this way was incredible! Cannot recommend this enough!
Written 5 February 2023
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Heather
Shalimar, FL10 contributions
Great tour! Lincoln picked us up from our hotel and brought us back after the tour. Very nice and knowledgeable person. Adrian was our pilot and did a fantastic job showing us all of the sights in Sydney and explaining history behind them. Highly recommended!
Written 17 September 2022
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cockliffe
nottingham85 contributions
Feb. 2023
Excellent experience. We booked flight for just two of us which was fab as husband sat in front and was able to get good photos. We had a lovely trip and was our pilot was very informative. Worth every penny and superb way to see harbour
Written 24 February 2023
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Navigator530449
Ogmore-by-Sea, UK5 contributions
What a fabulous experience! I’m so thrilled to have had the opportunity to do this. It was amazing. From pick up , thanks Lincoln to flight , thanks Jake, to drop off nothing was too much trouble:) . A huge thanks to the very patient Karly for re- organising our trip . The views are fantastic we loved it .
Written 29 October 2022
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