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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter
4.5
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AU$237.84
per adult (price varies by group size)
90% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
A helicopter tour to see Sydney's highlights in the shortest time possible
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3293SYDHARBOUR
Important information
Inclusions
  • 20 minute helicopter tour
  • Commentary and interaction with pilot
  • Complimentary selected CBD hotel transfers (if required)
  • Free parking for self drive guests
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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 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
Inclusions
  • 20 minute helicopter tour
  • Commentary and interaction with pilot
  • Complimentary selected CBD hotel transfers (if required)
  • Free parking for self drive guests
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
52 reviews
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Sydneyboy
Phnom Penh, Cambodia104 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darren
7 contributions
Nov. 2019
We had a few occurrences that made this be a great day. Firstly our driver was superb. We instantly clicked. He was funny but at the same time very professional. We also a really clear day, which made visibility from the helicopter excellent. Finally, we were in the helicopter with a few other passengers, but we got lucky and had excellent window seats. It is done of weigh etc, so there were a few other people who would not have had as good an experience as we would. Not sure how you conference this, I think it’s the luck of the draw.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ian S
2 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Couldn’t have had a better morning! Ross, our pilot, talked us through the safety procedures then we were good to go. Straight to Sydney harbour with beautiful views of the Opera House, bridge, over to Manly then out of Sydney heads and down the coast passing all of Sydney’s iconic beaches. What a truly memorable experience! I’ll be back next time I’m in town.
Written 20 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul N
11 contributions
Please do not use this company. Cancelled flight with one hours notice which is wholly unacceptable ! and follow up service abysmal ! Two young kids were very disappointed.

Please use one of the many other helicopter companies in Sydney instead
Written 29 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Muhsin K
1 contribution
Jun. 2018 • Friends
They called the morning of the booking and canceled as they said we have to use it as a private flight for 2 people costing a total close to $600. Not nice, but was polite and asked if next weekend they were accepting normal booking. They said sure. I asked if we could schedule it, she said I had to go through the adrenaline website again.
I called back and explained I didn't see an option on the website to reschedule but did read a suggestion that we could reschedule directly with the experience provider. She said no and that I should cancel the booking through adrenaline and make a whole new booking through adrenaline.
Fine, went back again and informed her that I just read that there were cancelation fees of up to 50% to cancel through the website and that please was there a way she could simply reschedule herself as they would be paid the same regardless.
She said absolutely not, she said call adrenaline and take it up with them.
At this point I was so upset, held my anger back but only said I would cancel and not rebook with them, that she was 0% help and that their customer service was 0.

They canceled on us and want to do nothing???
Written 23 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steph G
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
booked and rescheduled. The 2nd time they didn’t cancel until we were 10 mins away. Wasted over 2 hrs in the car and didn’t have a tour.
Written 22 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Burb1109
Poole, UK49 contributions
This was an afternoon I'll never forget! After being picked up in the city and taken to the helipad, I was flown the short distance from the airport over the city. There's no better way to see this place.

Sweeping over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are views that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

It was a very smooth flight, excellent value for money and great service. Would love to do it again!
Written 10 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Acupoftea
3 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
I booked the 20 min package with hotel pickup. I’ll describe what happened.

There were
2 ladies. Probably weighted no more than 55kgs each.
A family of 2 adults and a one year old baby.
A couple who weighted over 100 kgs each.
My partner and I weighted 104 kgs.


Two ladies got on a helicopter with 1 pilot.
The family got on the helicopter with 1 pilot.
My partner and I were put on the helicopter with another couple. I was put in the middle seat because i’m the “smallest” I felt that I was taken advantage of. Everyone paid the same amount but why didn’t I have a choice of getting the windows seat or front seat?

Why the other 2 ladies got to be on the helicopter just 2 of them? Was it a private tour? Not so sure about it.

But I felt really bad that I was put there because of my size, no questions asked!

If I had a chance, I will not pay for it. I couldn’t describe how I see the view from up there while all I could feel was how badly I was treated. Is it because I’m an Asian, and I’m small? It was uncomfortable physically, and I couldn’t see the view.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is disappointing that you did not discuss your grievances on the day of your flight and instead, have chosen to write a negative review that is not only inaccurate but also highly disparaging. We have attempted to contact you to discuss and perhaps clarify your wrongful assertions without success, so we are now taking the opportunity to provide a clear and factual account of what transpired on the day of your flight. We provided a courtesy transfer from the city for you as well as group of other passengers who had booked various flight options. There were indeed two women who booked and paid for a private flight, a family who were travelling with an infant (who also booked and paid for a private flight) as well as another couple who, like you booked a shared flight and ended up flying on the same helicopter with you. As we have a strict adherence to safety standards, we weigh all passengers upon arrival, once all passengers have been weighed and checked in, seating allocation is established once a weight & balance calculation is completed, it is at the discretion of the ground crew or pilot in command to ensure the safe carriage of all passengers. On the day of your flight, seating was allocated the very same way and had nothing to do with your nationality. We offer and conduct both shared and private flights, during you extensive email correspondence that led to you making a reservation you did not enquire about seating allocation, aircraft type or the option to book a private flight. If this had occurred we may have found a more suitable option and therefore avoided your obvious disappointment. As a company, we are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable experience to all, we welcome and fly thousands of passengers from all over the world, so to suggest that we are discriminative or unprofessional in any way is absolutely preposterous and extremely regrettable.
Written 14 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JN1018
Middletown, NJ99 contributions
We went for the 20 minute harbor ride. Everything was super professional from the moment they picked us up. I was terrified to go but they made me feel very safe. The ride was amazing and very smooth. It goes very quickly. Before I knew it we were heading back to land. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommend this company.
Written 22 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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 su
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466beek
466beek
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Amazing experience paired with perfect service
From booking with Kelly, to being picked up and returned to our hotel by Lincoln, and an amazing flight with Brett,
ajshantiratnam
ajshantiratnam
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Amazing experience
We booked it to celebrate my 40th bday and the day we did it was my son’s 6th bday too. We are a family of 4 inclu
Vahubo
Vahubo
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Very kind people
I booked a trip, they do great help to set the pickup point. Due to the impossibility to disembarking because coron
blevins
blevins
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Fantastic trip!
We had an absolutely fabulous 90 minute trip and cannot rate these guys too highly! From the moment we were picked
grahamjb1959
grahamjb1959
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Fantastic experience!
Absolutely first class. Customer service is excellent and the experience of the flight itself was amazing, certainl
Patricia M
Patricia M
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Best trip ever
Amazing tour from the very minute we were picked up from our hotel. Brilliant staff. The trip was the highlight of
Andy M
Andy M
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Utterly amazing
This was quite possibly the highlight of my stay in Sydney, breathtaking views across the city, harbor and beaches.
GourmandTrashPanda
GourmandTrashPanda
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Amazing views
Every year I do a heli tour in a different city. While in some places the flights are highly restricted and short,
Julie M
Julie M
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Bucket List Item - Done but not overwhelmed!
Has been on my "bucket list" for years and what a great place to do it. Can't beat flying over Sydney harbor. How
John9852
John9852
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Excellent Service and Amazing Experience
The people in administration and the pilot were great to deal with and accommodated our challenging needs, going ab
Craig7_11
Craig7_11
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Friendly and well organised
Organised for my 2 daughters to do the 20 min flight and they loved it. Well managed with friendly bus transfers fr
kaidee
kaidee
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Great experience with the entire staff
I chartered a flight with this company over a year ago that had to be canceled. They handled that efficiently and r
JayHi96
JayHi96
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Ready for takeoff
I purchased a flight for my wife and her best friend and they had a blast. The staff were friendly and helpful and
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