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Top Australia & the Pacific Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours
Take your Milford Sound visit to ‘new heights’ thanks to this half-day adventure trip combining a scenic plane flight, boat cruise, and helicopter ride. Experience the majesty of Fjordland National Park during a scenic plane ride before landing in Milford Sound for a leisurely boat cruise. Cap it all off with a helicopter ride back to Queenstown, including an alpine snow landing.
Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Take to the skies for a quick flight that provides stunning panoramic views of Sydney’s eastern coastline including Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Sydney’s spectacular Harbor and city skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s history from your knowledgeable pilot as you fly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before your pilot whirs over Sydney Head marking the harbor’s entrance.
Enjoy a scenic flight over Sydney in an immaculately restored historic seaplane that evokes the golden age of Australian seaplanes in the 1930s and ‘40s. Your 15-minute air tour starts from Rose Bay and flies over Sydney’s top landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Upgrade to include a delicious 3-course a la carte lunch at Catalinas, an elegant waterside restaurant with views that overlook Sydney Harbour.
Experience the best of Sydney on a scenic sightseeing flight by seaplane and a sumptuous lunch at Jonah's, an award-winning waterside restaurant on the Northern Beaches. Take off from Rose Bay and hear your pilot's commentary about the landmarks you pass during your flight. Then, enjoy stunning views of Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean from Jonah's, one of Australia's most exclusive destinations. Savor a gourmet 3-course lunch with top-notch service, then return to Sydney by seaplane, viewing iconic sights around Sydney Harbour from your private plane.
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is widely considered among Australia’s most impressive natural attractions—but it’s difficult to feel its size and scale from ground level. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Ayers Rock Resort hotel and take to the skies by helicopter with your guide. Soar high over Uluru and nearby Kata Tjuta, and capture uninterrupted views over the 500 million year-old formations on camera.
Experience Sydney from a unique viewpoint: the seat of a helicopter. Soar over sights like the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Olympic Park, the Parramatta River, and the beautiful coastline. Your pilot with narrate throughout the ride, and answer your questions. An ideal trip for travelers who want to fit a lot of sightseeing into a short time, for those seeking a memorable activity, or for a romantic occasion.
Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
Take a scenic flight by helicopter over the iconic sandstone formation known as Uluru (Ayers Rock) as you sit back and relax taking in the incredible birds-eye views on offer. Choose to upgrade your flight and add on Kata Tjuta, an incredible large domed rock formation also known as Mount Olga.
Experience the best of the Whitsundays on a single tour with this combination package. Save money by booking a reef and island scenic flight, boat cruise around the islands, and bush walk to the Hill Inlet lookout all together. The package includes a buffet lunch, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Soar over the Blue Mountains in a helicopter, then venture off-road in a 4WD, on this 6-hour tour from Sydney. Take off over Sydney Harbour and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Parramatta River, before landing in Blue Mountain. Then, embark on a thrilling 4WD adventure, exploring the dramatic peaks and caves of the Megalong Valley, and stopping to spot kangaroos and enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest.
Board a private helicopter for a flight to Middle-earth Waterfalls, touching down for a picnic at the foot of a hanging glacier. Fly to the Moonlight Saddle and soar across the dramatic Richardson Mountains, with gorgeous aerial views throughout the trip. Once at Middle-earth Waterfalls, a picnic lunch is served in “The Hobbit” film location, followed by free time to explore, and the scenic return flight to Queenstown.
See Auckland from the sky on this helicopter sightseeing tour. Choose the tour that fits your schedule and your interests – grab stunning aerial photographs of the city to show your friends back home, or take the longer tour and get unique views of hard-to-access islands in the Hauraki Gulf. This tour is a great way to get acquainted with Auckland: your pilot doubles as your guide, pointing out highlights that you can visit once you’re back on the ground.
Take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef that provides unobstructed views of tropical islands surrounded by turquoise ocean and coral reef. Your pilot-guide shares informative commentary and points out landmarks including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, and Hill Inlet. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Airlie Beach.
Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
Never been up in a helicopter before? Well, this is the perfect introduction! Your 90-minute tour includes hotel pick-up and a thrilling helicopter flight over the Kata Tjuta National Park and Uluru. Soar over red desert sands, looming sand dunes and wild camels on your way to Lake Amadeus, and marvel over the vast salt lake from the air. It’s the most memorable way to discover Australia’s Red Centre!
After taking off from the heart of Hobart’s waterfront, this scenic flight will give you a bird’s eye view over our beautiful city, before heading south to follow the River Derwent’s western shore as far as North West Bay.
From here, our journey heads east to the rugged cliffs and white sandy beaches of the northern tip of Bruny Island. We then head back up the river’s eastern shore, reaching the famous Tasman Bridge and experiencing views of the majestic kunanyi/Mt Wellington. We finish with a river landing and return to dock at Franklin Wharf.
Discover all of Sydney's famous icons during a thrilling 20 minute helicopter flight. Take off from Mascot Airport and fly over the spectacular Sydney Harbour, experiencing the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison, Watson's Bay, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach from above.
Get another perspective on Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay during a 25-minute scenic helicopter flight with an expert pilot who points out the landmarks below you. Your pilot follows the coast where you can spot Brighton Pier, Point Ormond, the long sandy beach at St Kilda and cruise ships docked at Station Pier. View the city skyline and surrounding areas including Albert Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Docklands and more as you fly from Moorabbin Airport over this photogenic city, the perfect introduction to Melbourne.
Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise during an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy hotel pickup and a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.
Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
If you want to see all that Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s beaches has to offer but don’t have much time, this 30 minute helicopter scenic flight is for you. See the magnificent beaches of Sydney from above as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline; over Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and Sydney’s northern beaches. If you're lucky you may even spot schools of fish, dolphins and whales (in season) as you take in the the pristine ocean waters. Continue into Sydney Harbour for several orbits and a fly-by of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the magnificent backdrop of the Sydney city skyline. Your pilot shares informative commentary throughout the 30-minute flight. Your 2.5-hour tour includes the helicopter tour, time for photo ops, complimentary refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Discover the best views of Queenstown from 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) on a 20-minute helicopter tour. Look down upon vast Lake Wakatipu and make an Alpine landing in the Remarkables Range, with Coronet Peak and Cecil Peak in the distance. It's a sensational photo opportunity. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Discover the Bay of Islands by helicopter, with an optional landing at the Hole in the Rock. See Cape Brett from above during an aerial tour from Paihia, narrated by a professional pilot. Fly over Russell and Waitangi en route to the Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to land atop the iconic natural landmark, with an optional walk led by a Maori guide.
Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.