Seaplanes play an integral role in the aviation and military history of Australia. During your scenic air tour by seaplane, you get the chance to experience this aspect of Australian history for yourself.
After making your own way to Rose Bay, situated just five miles (eight km) from central Sydney, meet your pilot and receive an orientation to the seaplane. Learn some of the history of seaplanes worldwide and in Australia.
Your pilot provides you with a headset that permits two-way communication during your flight. The high-wing seaplane and large windows offer great sightlines for photo ops.
As you take off over Rose Bay, hear about the sights below you from your pilot. Admire the golden sandstone cliffs and shimmering Pacific Ocean as you head north towards Palm Beach, which has become known as the setting for the popular Australian soap opera ‘Home and Away.’ Along the way, you’ll also fly over beaches such as Curl Curl, Manly and Avalon, where you might spot surfers catching waves.
When you soar above Pittwater, note how many boats line the waterways of this favorite spot for boaters of all stripes. Then head back over the city and Sydney Harbour, admiring aerial views of Sydney Heads, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House.