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Popular Sydney Events Best Viewed from the Sky

Sydney holds many entertaining outdoor events throughout the year and what better way to see them than in the sky from all angles. From sporting events, to art exhibitions, evening light shows, boating and sailing events, you can see the best attractions in Sydney from a Sydney air tour.

Australia Day

Australia Day is all about celebrating outdoors with many events taking place all over Sydney. The most notable starting with the Ferrython where the green and yellow catamarans race through Sydney Harbour to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge, to the aerial flyover by the Royal Australian Air Force Fast Jets, the many beach goers along Sydney’s coast line, as well as the many burning BBQ’s in the backyard. There is so much to see across Sydney on this day including the finishing fireworks over Darling Harbour.


Locals and tourists all love this May to June event but the hardest part is picking which area of Sydney has the best view to see the most. From the Opera House, Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge, over into Darling Harbour and throughout the city to Town Hall, this light, music and ideas festival brings life into the Sydney cooler nights. To see the art of light move its way over beautiful Sydney, see it all in one go from the top in a Sydney helicopter night tour.

Festival of the Winds

Held at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, Festival of the Winds is Australia’s largest kite flying festival. From the sky you will see giant size colourful kites of all sizes and shapes, including lots of sea animals flown by local and international professionals. A great way to kick off Spring for the whole family and from a different perspective.

Sculptures by the Sea

Later in the Spring months you’ll be able to see the world’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea. Starting at Bondi, this locally loved event weaves its way around the Tamarama coastal walk to Coogee displaying many artistic, creative and interesting sculptures of all different sizes. Weekends can bring crowds to this event so it would be a treat to see this from the sky.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Towards the end of the year, you’ll find one of Sydney’s best attractions - the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Starting at lunch time on Boxing Day, many Sydneysiders crowd the Sydney Harbour beaches or jump on a boat or ferry to watch this spectacular event. With crowded waterways and overcrowding beaches, imagine seeing 80 odd yachts fight their way for first out of the Sydney heads in a Sydney air tour to then follow them down the coast.

What else is there from the sky?

Sydney’s famous beaches and beautiful harbour attract many water sport events. You can often see hundred metre to kilometre beach swims off Bondi beach, sailing races throughout Sydney Harbour and international surfing competitions.

The harbour also attracts some of the world’s largest cruise ships. If you’re lucky enough to fly over the sporting stadiums you may also catch a game of cricket, rugby or soccer. Triathlons, marathons and fun races are also extremely popular with usually more than one event on every week. They can take place all over Sydney, the most popular being the City to Surf (Bondi Beach) where you will see over 60,000 people race for charity in of the largest running events of its kind in the world.

Music events and festivals are also a popular attraction in Sydney, particularly open-air concerts in the Domain – one of Sydney’s most impressive locations for outdoor events. Events have included the Sydney Festival, Field Day and Christmas Carols in the Domain.

Sydney has so much to offer from the air all throughout the year. See the best attractions in Sydney starting at from Sydney airport travelling up the beaches, through the harbour and over the city and the Harbour Bridge in an air tour today.