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Sydney Grand Helicopter Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and beaches
  • Every passenger gets a great view no matter what seat they are in
  • Expert commentary from your pilot
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities
  • Your helicopter operator has a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    30-minute flight

    Start time

    Departure time on demand. Please call the activity provider 24 hrs prior to confirm the timing.

    Meeting Point

    Pick-up from most Sydney accommodation.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Alternative meeting point: Mascot Airport, Building 472, Heliport, Ross Smith Avenue.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Drop-off at most Sydney accommodation.
    Alternative end point: Mascot Airport, Building 472, Heliport.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    If you want to see all of Sydney but don’t have much time then the sensational Grand Helicopter Tour is perfect for you.

    View Sydney’s gorgeous beaches without getting any sand between your toes as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s finest stretches of coastline, over Coogee, Bondi, Manly, Dee Why and Curl Curl.

    On the return your pilot will divert over the scenic harbour for unforgettable views where you will fly right past the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the magnificent city skyline.


    For your Grand Helicopter Tour - Sydney you will be picked up from your hotel or you can make your own way to Mascot Airport, Building 472, Heliport, Ross Smith Avenue to board your flight. Departure time is on demand so please call the activity provider 24 hrs prior to confirm the timing.

    Your helicopter flight experience begins with a warm greeting and check-in by the friendly operations staff. This is followed by a comprehensive safety briefing in the spacious and comfortable lounge area prior to boarding your flight.

    After the safety briefing, the crew will use your own camera for some happy snaps in front of your helicopter to begin the memories of a sensational Heli Tour. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight over picturesque Sydney Harbour.

    All scenic flights are recorded in real time using a unique on-board video system incorporating internal and external cameras, as well as a recording of pilot commentary and Air Traffic Control interaction. See yourself in your own Heli-Tour DVD which is available for purchase after your flight.

    Upon takeoff enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic Port of Botany Bay. Within 3 minutes of departure your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and tracking north over the water at 500 feet. You will contour fly the picturesque coastline of the Eastern Suburbs beaches including Coogee and Clovelly, and also the world famous Bondi Beach. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights perched on the sandstone cliffs as you continue towards Sydney Heads, the gateway to Sydney Harbour.

    From Sydney Heads your flight path will continue north passing Manly and Curl Curl Beaches en route to Dee Why and Long Reef. Your pilot will then turn and head towards Manly reservoir and Middle Harbour. Look down at the traffic crawling along the Spit Bridge as you continue down to the picture perfect Sydney Harbour where you will fly past Sydney icons including Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the magnificent Sydney Opera House.

    On 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.

    Throughout the flight you can talk to each other via voice activated headsets and your professional pilot will provide you with an expert commentary on all the sights and heli tour highlights.

    You will enjoy complimentary refreshments after the flight (tea/coffee/orange juice) and will be dropped back at your hotel. Alternatively, you can make your own way back to your accommodation from Mascot Airport.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • 30 minute helicopter flight from the Sydney Airport showcasing the Icons of the Sydney Harbor
    • World class commentary during the flight from English-speaking pilots
    • Complementary refreshments after the flight (tea/coffee/orange juice)


    • Meals
    • Heli-tour DVD available for purchase after the flight
  • 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.

    The minimum age for this tour is 12yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    There should be minimum 12 passengers for guaranteed departure.

    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.

    For passengers weighing over 110kg (or 250p/18s), a surcharge may apply.

    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