To experience the beauty of Australia from the air a scenic helicopter flight it has always been on my list. But somehow I could not fulfill this dream. Either I was turned down because no one else joined me on my booked helicopter flight. As a solo traveller you don’t have many chances. You need to have 2 people to be able to fly.
For one reason or the other it has been pretty difficult for me, on my solo trips in Australia, to live the thrilling experience a scenic flight above and beyond Sydney.
A few weeks ago, things changed and thanks my dream to experience Sydney from the air came true. Here you can see what a scenic flight over Sydney looks like.
Viewing Sydney Harbour from the air
I was so excited when I got the confirmation I could fly over Sydney. It all happened within a few hours and I simply could not believe this time I could go see Sydney from above.
On a Saturday morning the helicopter flight over the Sydney Harbour was scheduled for 10.00am. Clear sky, a beautiful sunny morning, just the perfect weather you need to enjoy the view from the air. We left from Mascot Airport in Sydney, close to the domestic flight airport.
The flight ride was extremenly smooth and that surprised me. I imagined the wind was going to make the ride a bit bumpy, instead it was a very smooth flight, it was as comfortable as sitting on a sofa. I have fear of heights but on the helicopter I felt safe and comfortable.
What is like to be above and beyond Sydney
To see Sydney from the air perspective is absolutely stunning. You cannot realize the shape and the beauty of the harbour until you have seen it from the air. A helicopter flight is definitely the best way to experience it and to fully enjoy the greatness of this natural iconic landmark. The photos speak for themselves and show the beauty of the Sydney Harbour from the air.
The helicopter takes you in a few minutes over the Harbour where you can see little and numerous bays and inlets that you will not be able to see from the ground.
Moreover you can view the amazing huge cliff walls, just past Bondi beach and see how close houses are located over the cliff, it is absolutely amazing. The highlight of the day was the natural waterfall formed by the abundant rains within these coastal cliffs. Not many people know about it, nor have they had the chance of seeing it live from the air.
One of the most exciting part of the scenic flights is obvisously when the helicopter gets close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. It is really stunning to view it from the top and I think it is something that one should do once in a lifetime. It was a pity, that we could not get any closer and fly over and beyond Sydney Harbour Bridge.
I guess air traffic on that morning was busy over Sydney and we could not get the “green light” to fly any closer. This is the one of the photos I could take from the air with the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge beyond in the background.
Is a scenic flight over Sydney worth the money
I was very happy to make this experience and see Sydney from the air. It is of course not inexpensive, but if you check out online you may find a deal for a shared scenic flight. You may be able to find coupons and discounts on certain days at a certain time of the day.
Viewing Sydney from above adds extra value and a deeper knowledge of the city that will undoubtely make you want to explore more of its surroundings. You get to see the splendour of the Sydney harbour and rugged coastline from the air which is truly breathtaking.
If you are adventurous you may want to consider trying out more things. On this post you can learn about all fun Sydney activities.
I have received a complimentary helicopter ride over Sydney. Opinions on this post are my owns.
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