5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:15 minutes

Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane

See Sydney from the air aboard a historic Sydney seaplane. Enjoy the spectacular views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Bondi Beach on a 15 minute scenic seaplane flight. Your flight takes off and lands at Rose Bay on Sydney Harbour, five miles (eight kilometers) from the Sydney city center. You have the option to include lunch at Catalinas, one of Sydney's best harbor side restaurants.


  • Scenic flight by seaplane over Sydney Harbour to Bondi Beach
  • Aerial photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Spectacular views of Bondi Beach
  • Option to combine the scenic flight by seaplane with lunch at Catalina Restaurant at Rose Bay
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Not only are seaplanes a novel way to take an air tour, they also have a long history in Australia. Lift off from the water and take in breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach on this short narrated flight.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane

Sydney Seaplane

Rose Bay was the site of Australia's first international airport. From 1938, flying boats, including the famous catalinas took off and landed from this Sydney harbor side suburb. Relive the nostalgia of the 1930s with a 15 minute scenic flight aboard an immaculately restored seaplane.

From Rose Bay, fly over Sydney from the harbor to the sea, where you will marvel at the stunning sandstone cliffs rising abruptly from the water. You'll then fly above the world-famous Bondi Beach, where your pilot will maneuver the aircraft so that all on board have great views of the scores of surfers waiting for the next big wave.

From Bondi head back to the harbor to climb to 1,000 feet (305 meters) for a truly stunning view of Sydney. You'll complete a circuit above the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, for unforgettable photo opportunities of the two famous icons.

On your descent back to Rose Bay your pilot will point out the beautiful houses of the rich and famous that punctuate the waterfront, before gently landing on Sydney Harbour.

You then have the option to combine your Sydney scenic flight by seaplane an a la carte 3-course lunch at Catalina Restaurant.

Situated next to the Seaplane Base in Rose Bay, the award winning Catalina Restaurant is a wonderful space offering unobstructed water-level views of Sydney Harbour. Catalina Restaurant combines great food, unobtrusive but attentive service, outstanding Australian and imported wines, and a modern uncluttered space in an unparalleled location on Sydney Harbour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Stunning! Your air and ground crew contributed hugely to making this a bucket list memorable day. Very professional but letting us have a fun time as well. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Brilliant, but need to put directions ref getting to rose bay as there are only limited ferries there

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Pilot super nice, view great, a must do in Sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

A fabulous experience - taking off from Rose Bay where the old empire flying boats used to be based back in the 30s. The flight took in the harbour, Bondi Beach and of course the bridge and opera house. Very enjoyable just wish the flight had been even longer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Amazing, highly recommend. I am scared of flying but pilot took me totally at ease. Best way to see Sydney especially if you only have a short time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

It has for years been my ambition to have a flight in a seaplane, and you couldn't pick a better venue than Sydney Harbour. The weather was brilliant and the whole experience lived up to my expectations.

Carolyn K
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Absolutely brilliant Very friendly staff altogether a wonderful experience. A must do if you visit Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Super trip with a very good inflight commentary by our pilot Adam. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed it. The age of the plane adds to the feeling of adventure as does the way you watch the pilot adjust the controls as you fly. One of the fastest 15 minutes of my life!

Robert E
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

A 100% must. It's a great way to see the beaches and the harbor and all the pilots were very friendly.

John R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2009

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