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Sydney Highlights Seaplane Flight with Optional Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the special thrill of flying in a seaplane
  • Spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and Bondi Beach
  • Expert commentary from your pilot
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities
  • Option for a gourmet lunch at Catalina Restaurant
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx 15 minutes flight ( total duration is approx. 4 hours)

    Start time

    Please call the activity provider 24 hrs prior to confirm the timing.

    Meeting Point

    Tour starts at Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Lyne Park, Rose Bay (next to Catalina Restaurant).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Rose Bay Seaplane Base

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Stunning vistas and fabulous photo opportunities are guaranteed on this 15-minute scenic flight in a beautifully restored seaplane.

    Take off from Rose bay and be awed as beautiful Sydney Harbour unveils itself beneath. Look down on all the yachts, ferries and cruisers dotting the bay.

    When you reach world-famous Bondi Beach, the pilot manoeuvres the aircraft so that all onboard have a great view of the scores of surfers waiting for the next big wave. From Bondi you’ll head back into the harbour and climb to 1000 feet, even for a seasoned local the view is truly stunning.

    The tour ends with a circuit above the Harbour Bridge and Opera House before you return to the starting point.

    For an extra-special Sydney experience choose the option that includes a three-course gourmet lunch at the acclaimed Catalina Restaurant overlooking the Harbour.

    Booking requirements: - Passengers body weight is required at time of booking. This is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority legal requirement.


    There are two options for your Sydney Highlights Seaplane Flight:
    Scenic Flight Only
    Scenic Flight with Lunch at Catalina Restaurant

    Scenic Flight Only:
    To catch your flight, make your way to Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Lyne Park, Rose Bay (next to Catalina Restaurant). Do be sure to report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time to allow for pre-flight briefing. You will be flying in a beautifully restored seaplane, taking off and landing on the water.

    As you take off from Rose Bay, spectacular views of Sydney Harbour will unfold below. As you exit the Harbour you will see magnificent cliffs rising out of the sea.

    You will fly over Bondi Beach with its sands and surf before heading back to the Harbour and climbing to 1000 feet for eye-popping views.

    Fly back towards the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and complete a circuit above these famous icons. On the descent back to Rose Bay the pilot will point out the beautiful houses of the wealthy located in the area before gently splashing back down.

    The tour ends at Rose Bay Seaplane Base.

    Scenic Flight with Lunch at Catalina Restaurant:
    With this option you can combine the seaplane flight described above with a three-course gourmet lunch at the award winning Catalina Restaurant. This award-winning establishment not only offers excellent food and wine but also unobstructed water level views of the Harbour. The flight takes place first and afterwards you can relax over lunch.

    The tour ends at Catalina Restaurant.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 15-minute scenic flight with commentary
    • Three-course a la carte lunch at award winning Catalina Restaurant (if option selected)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals (Scenic Flight Only Option)
    • Drinks with lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing

    Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions, your body weight (and luggage if applicable) must be advised at the time of booking.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Tour start and end times are approximate. Sydney Seaplanes can give no guarantee of exact times of arrival or departure of any service and will not be liable for failure to make connections to other services.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Flight can be cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled for an alternative day.Our activity partner operate two De Havilland Beaver six passenger aircraft, and one Cessna Caravan twelve passenger aircraft.