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Published January 8th 2012
One-of-a-kind Helicopter Flights in Sydney
One of the greatest ways to take in the sights of Sydney is by air, so why not book a helicopter flight for a whole new experience. There are a number of companies operating across New South Wales that offer one-of-a-kind helicopter flights to many popular locations. You can experience Sydney Harbour whilst the sun sets, fly over Sydney's northern beaches or even fly straight to one of your most favourite restaurants. With options such as these and many more, there's sure to be a flight to suit everyone.
Bankstown Helicopters are an adventure tourism operator based at Bankstown Airport, located 35 minutes drive from the Sydney CBD. Specialising in scenic tours, customized charter services and joy flights, Bankstown Helicopters have a wide range of flights available which journey over Sydney Harbour and other scenic regions across New South Wales.
The Harbour Bridge Flight lasts for 30 – 35 minutes and passengers can enjoy the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, as well as famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
The Northern Beaches Flight lasts for 50 – 60 minutes and takes in the sights of both the Sydney Harbour and beaches of Sydney's northern suburbs.
Passengers can also enjoy The Blue Mountains Flight which lasts for 60 – 70 minutes, flying over Australian bushland and cliff faces, as well as the Warragamba Dam.
For those who enjoy great food and wine-tasting, there is The Hunter Valley Flight which lasts for 2.5 hours and takes passengers directly to Roberts Restaurant where they can enjoy a lunch whilst taking in the scenery.
One of the most popular flights is the Harbour Bridge Flight, which takes passengers over Sydney's most famous attractions
Sky High Helicopters offer a wide variety of Lunch Flights, which include a scenic flight to one of New South Wales' finest restaurants. There is a range of popular restaurants customers can choose as their destination, including The Cowrie Restaurant, The Reef Restaurant, Panorama House, The Settlers Arm Inn and Fairmont Resort.
The Cowrie Restaurant has been in operation for over twenty-seven years and during this time it has earned numerous awards and praise as one of the finest seafood restaurants in New South Wales. Located on the hills of Terrigal, the restaurant has panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and Terrigal Beach.
The Reef Restaurant is also located at Terrigal where guests can enjoy sea views and fine dining.
Panorama House is located at Bulli Tops and it has panoramic views of the Illawarra region and Wollongong city. To get to Panorama House it will take approximately an hour by helicopter.
The Settlers Arm Inn is located in the centre of Macdonald Valley and is an important part of Australian history as it was once a stopover for Cobb and Co. stagecoaches during their travels. Guests can enjoy Australian Country-style cuisine, as well as open fireplaces and live entertainment provided every Sunday.
Fairmont Resort contains a number of restaurants for guests to choose from, such as the Eucalypt Restaurant, Jamisons Restaurant and The View Coffee Shop and Embers Bar. The restaurant is located in the Blue Mountains and is surrounded by native bushland.
All Lunch Flights depart from Bankstown Airport and are for a minimum of four passengers.
The Three Sisters rock formation located at the Blue Mountains
Adrenalin Helicopter Flights: Short Scenic Flights
Adrenalin Helicopter Flights are a great option for those who wish to go on a shorter helicopter flight whilst still taking in the popular sights of Sydney Harbour.
The Scenic Sydney Harbour Helicopter Flight lasts for 20 minutes and departs from Sydney's Mascot Airport. Passengers are also given a headset through which they receive commentary whilst viewing the iconic landmarks of Sydney Harbour.
Passengers can also enjoy the sights of Sydney Harbour at twilight with the backdrop of the sun setting. The Twilight Helicopter Flight lasts for 25 minutes and is for two people. Passengers will receive complimentary beer or sparkling wine on arrival, before journeying over locations such as Coogee, Bondi, Manly, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
Prior to Adrenalin Helicopter Flights, passengers are given a mission and safety briefing as well as refreshments such as tea and coffee. All technical and safety equipment is provided and participants under the age of twelve must be accompanied by an adult.