Always wanted to experience Sydney Sky High? Here are the top three helicopter joy flights that Sydney HeliTours has to offer.

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Whether you are visiting Sydney for the first time or have lived in this amazing city your entire life, seeing Sydney from above is always an eye-opening experience and a must-do for all those looking to get a real feel for the city.

Expect a very different view from the cabin of your helicopter as you depart the prime location of Sydney HeliTours heliport and take to the skies northbound for the city, unveiling the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. 

Even Sydney locals can become disorientated with the unfolding complexity of Sydney’s unique and intriguing layout. As the helicopter climbs to 1000 feet, indulge in an array of amazing iconic landmarks Sydney offers that can be captured in any one of our top three helicopter joy flights.

Sydney Harbour Helicopter Flight.

One of our most popular flights is our 20-minute harbour scenic joy flight. Encapsulating the finest of Sydney, prepare to be amazed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and many more beautiful bays intertwined with weaving boats, ships and ferries busily navigating the harbour waters.

With over 20 swimmable beaches in the harbour, you will get an impressive view of some of the great idyllic inner harbour beaches on the tour. Hidden gems that you may well miss trying to make your way around at sea level. You will spot many secluded coves and secret sandy hideaways from the sky that you can pin point for further exploration on the ground at another time.

With the approval of air traffic control, we can fly past Sydney’s eastern suburbs southbound for the crystal-clear waters of the iconic Bondi Beach, onwards for Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra.

Sydney Heli Icons Flight.

The Heli-Icons flight encompasses all of the harbour scenic flight as well as parts of Sydney’s northern beaches. You will be amazed by the world famous Manly beach as you soar above the surfers and swimmers below.

A short distance from Manly you will see the protected reefs and waters of Shelly beach - a marine reserve and a great swimming location.  Other prominent landmarks you will be able to see from the helicopter at this point to the north are the Long-reef headland protected aquatic reserve, the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park and views all the way to the Central Coast before returning to the Sydney heads and down the coast past Bondi Beach.

Sydney’s Greatest Sights Flight.

One of our highly recommended tours is the Sydney’s Greatest Sights tour, covering some of the best of what greater Sydney has to offer. 

Touring by helicopter is the only way to soak up some of Sydney’s 240 kilometres of harbour shoreline and see the harbour bridge in all its glory whilst waving to the bridge climbers below as you fly over the bridge on your epic journey.

Cruising down the Parramatta River at 500ft is a fantastic way to see the impressive waterfront homes along the shoreline combined with some of the 20,000 registered boats in Sydney harbour.

During the tour you will see the Olympic Park Stadium, home of the Sydney Olympics in 2000. You will follow parts of the mighty Hawksbury River blended with the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, allowing you to experience some of the NSW wilderness whilst momentarily escaping the city. From here enjoy the long stretch of Sydney’s northern beaches in a way like no other, really getting a peaceful feel for the quiet beaches, without the crowds.

If you are interested in an exceptional value for money helicopter joy ride, enquire with Sydney HeliTours for an experience you will likely never forget.