Sydney Grand Tour by Helicopter

Mascot, Australia

From USD 255.92

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 25 March.
  • 1 to 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 selected CBD hotel transfers (if required)
  • Free parking for self drive guests

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sydney HeliTours
      Sydney Airport, 472 Ross Smith Ave, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    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

    Check-in and receive your safety briefing before a Photo opportunity and boarding the Helicopter

    Admission Ticket Free

    Bondi Beach (Pass By)

    Famous Bondi Beach in Sydney's Eastern suburbs

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 135 kg
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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 (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
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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

    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 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.

    Traveller Photos

    Featured review
    The service was Amazing and everyone is friendly. We also loved the experience and would definitely do it again.
    19 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    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
    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 😄
    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, July 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.
    Far more interesting than I expected...
    Rick C, Feb 2007
    Far more interesting than I expected. Would have loved to have been up there for a couple of hours! Very friendly staff with a great knowledge of the locale in which they fly. Took good care of us.
    Very well looked after. Great views...
    Robert H, Jan 2007
    Very well looked after. Great views especially from co-pilot seat. You can see everything you want in a 30 min trip. Exhilarating.
    Brilliant way to see Sydney and the...
    Mark L, Dec 2006
    Brilliant way to see Sydney and the surrounding areas & beaches. All staff were very friendly starting at the pick-up from the hotel, and the whole experience was very smooth and well organised. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Sydney.
    Well run and the commentary on board...
    Sharon W, Oct 2006
    Well run and the commentary on board was excellent. For people that did not know Sydney well it was an excellent way to get a feel for the city and surrounding areas.
    Awesome fun! The pilot and company were...
    Yvonne H, Oct 2006
    Awesome fun! The pilot and company were so nice and friendly. They ended up putting us in a private helicopter and flying for longer. Highly recommended. Thanks heaps, Viator!
    Louca_C, Jan 2023
    La couleur de l'eau, différente entre baie et océan. Ainsi que le survol de la baie avec l'opéra et le pont