Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Mascot, Australia
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From USD 160.86

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 3 days in advance.
  • 1 to 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 20 minutes
  • 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 Travellers 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 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

      Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot Address: Sydney Heliport, located at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    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

    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

    Admission Ticket Free

    Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbor Bridge

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 135 kg
    • 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 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
    • 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

    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 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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    Featured review
    It was an amazing experience, the sky was blue and the view was extraordinary. My partner and I had the best time.
    289 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    Mohamed_A, Mar 2023
    Flying over the harbor and the beaches. It’s incredible. Pilots are extremely courteous. The weather was cloudy and they kept us all informed. Must do.
    Excellent experience and...
    Lee_H, Mar 2023
    Excellent experience and excellent service by the operators. Fantastic views from the helicopter and very knowledgeable pilot.
    Gorgeous views
    Pallavi_J, Mar 2023
    Well managed , gorgeous views. Pricey, but its a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Bit more commentary may make it more enjoyable.
    Scared, but amazing!
    Clive_H, Mar 2023
    Well, friends said have a helicopter ride. I don’t like roller coasters! I was very nervous. Then the pilot sat me in the front. Scared was an understatement! But once we took off what an amazing experience. The views were astounding and the pilot explained the various places of interest.
    Stunning Views and Experience
    John_J, Mar 2023
    Absolutely amazing views of Sydney. Pilot was quite knowledgeable and able to answer questions as well.
    Book this tour!
    Diandra_H, Feb 2023
    Loved this tour! I was very nervous as this was my first helicopter ride and our pilot nick made me feel right at ease. I would do this over and over again. The views from the helicopter were absolutely amazing. We also chatted with Jake in the office at the time who was very helpful and called us a taxi which arrived quickly. Great hospitality!
    We flew last Thursday and...
    Ciara_O, Feb 2023
    We flew last Thursday and it was very cloudy and rainy. We asked could our flight be loved due to the weather. The ladies we spoke with were most unhelpful. One lady ended the call with you have 5 minutes to get here and hung up.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    On the day of your flight, you contacted our office to request a postponement of your flight due to concerns about the weather where we advised you that the flight would be proceeding and could not be moved as you were on a shared flight where a solo guest was also confirmed to fly. After making your last call, a short time before your expected arrival, one of the staff ended the call by stating that we would be seeing you in 13 minutes as that was when you were confirmed to check in for your flight. Our pilot Jake looked after you on the day and on return from your flight, you expressed that you enjoyed the experience, remaining in our office to share photos and your experience with the solo guest who you both flew with - it certainly seemed like you had a very pleasant experience, despite the overcast weather.
    Amazing views
    Adele_R, Feb 2023
    Amazing views very clear, Pilot excellent tour guide. Would definitely do this again highly recommend thank you
    A must do experience if visiting Sydney
    John_W, Feb 2023
    We did this tour at the end of a 5 day trip to Sydney. We were able to rebook the trip after it had been cancelled the previous day due to weather conditions and the company were very accommodating. Pick up from near our hotel was well organised and we had a very friendly driver called Lincoln (who we obviously got to meet twice having made two trips to the Heliport 😂😂. The company were very professional throughout. A brilliant experience and one that takes you over the whole of Sydney and its coast, a very smooth flight. The pilot also gave us good information on various landmarks and points of interest. It simply had the wow factor.
    Stephen_W, Feb 2023
    Picked up on time from hotel and dropped back into city. Great experience and made to feel at ease by staff.
    Very accommodating when...
    Caroline_P, Feb 2023
    Very accommodating when bad weather cancelled our original flight. Leon was friendly and chatty. Great experience. Would definitely recommend.
    Fly the skies
    Richard_H, Feb 2023
    Great fun, pilot really nice chap. Weather was stunning which helped. He pointed out the island club on Bondi beach worth a trip there for lunch if you visits Bondi.
    Kali was very...
    krish_g, Feb 2023
    Kali was very accommodative and rescheduled our tour as the weather was bad on the date we were supposed to fly. Very professional.
    Great tour!
    Reed_A, Feb 2023
    Sydney harbour is amazing from the air. From the hotel pickup to the flight and back to the hotel, very professional. Great value for what you recieve.
    Amazing way to see Sydney
    Kylie_H, Jan 2023
    The service provided by Viator and the actual helicopter company was fantastic; very professional & informative. My only comment would be the pilot could have provided a little more details about what we were viewing and could be a little more enthusiastic.
    Great experience, terrible reception
    Ryan_L, Jan 2023
    This was a great experience. The pilots were fantastic and the experience was amazing. I would give it a 5 had it not been for the lady at the front desk. It was our very first day in Australia and she proceeded to admonish us for being late. We tried to get our Uber early enough but we got there about 10 minutes before the excursion. She said she called us ( but i had no missed calls). Then she said nothing more to us at all. We were placed on a copter 40 minutes later but sat there wondering when they would place us. I feel bad that the pilots love their jobs so much and are so good but the lady at the front desk ruins it for them. Some people shouldn’t have a customer service role if they can’t be nice.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your flight experience. It is disappointing to hear that you felt 'admonished' for being late, this is certainly not how we want any of our guests to feel. You made a reservation through Viator for a 1030 departure where we advised you of an expected arrival 30mins prior to departure, for check in and safety briefing via email. As you had not arrived on time, we attempted to contact you (using the number provided at the time of booking) however you could not be reached. At the time of your arrival, we advised you that you were late and that we had tried to call you, despite this, we checked you in and informed you that we would be able to accommodate you on a slightly later departure. We apologise if you feel as though there was not more communication after that time however we had numerous helicopters that were in operation and were also managing many other guests. It is regrettable that you did not voice your concerns on the day, as we couldn't be more customer service focused as a company. On a day to day basis, there is a lot of effort that goes into ensuring a safe, efficient and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, where timely arrivals are a vital part of that equation.
    Great experience on the air.
    Hector_R, Jan 2023
    No better way to have a look of the beauty of Sydney Harbour and nearest beaches. No other city in the world can combine better bautifull natutal landscapes on the coast with modern arquitecture.
    The whole flight was...
    Marcilio_P, Jan 2023
    The whole flight was smooth, The view are amazing!!! Harbour bridge and opera house was the most memorable part of the tour 😊😊😊
    Magic carpet ride around Sydney
    Farida_S, Jan 2023
    Although we had to reschedule due to bad weather, the company did everything they could to accommodate us, even picked us up twice. We had a great experience.
    What an amazing experience
    Sara_H, Jan 2023
    This was an amazing experience and the team at the airport were so accommodating and made it an afternoon that we will never forget. Do not miss out !! Book your helicopter flight today. You won’t regret it!!