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See Sydney and the Northern Beaches from a historic seaplane that harkens back to the Australia of the 1930s and ‘40s. Your 30-minute scenic flight takes you north all the way to Palm Beach before returning to Sydney Harbour. Along the coast you can admire famous beaches including Manly, Dee Why and Whale Beach, then get a bird’s-eye view of Pittwater, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House upon your return. Your pilot provides informative commentary during your flight, for a comprehensive overview of this lovely harbor city.


  • 30-minute scenic flight by seaplane over Sydney's northern beaches
  • Unforgettable photo opportunities of Manly, Curl Curl, Avalon and Palm Beach
  • Aerial photo opportunities of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Informative commentary from your expert pilot-guide

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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.

Customer Reviews

Audrey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A brilliant trip, worth every penny, the only way to see Sydney.

Genelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We are so glad that we did this for our anniversary. The photos from the trip are amazing. The pilot was very relaxed and friendly which contributed to the experience being a very good one. Thoroughly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Purchased for my husband for Xmas, he said it was brilliant absolutely loved it

Angela O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A fabulous trip. The pilot, JD, was a wonderful pilot, host and commentator throughout. We were lucky enough to have other people on the plane who were dropped off, so we had 2 touchdowns and the trip lasted nearly an hour in total. This was a great way to mark my partner's 60th birthday

Qingran M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A terrific experience with the seaplane tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

Wow! Absolutely stunning. Exceeded expectations by a mile.

Gillian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Fantastic to see the bays from this perspective, pilot was well informed and pointed out numerous sights to see.

Eddie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

one of the best way to view the best of sydney!

Lee A United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010


Lukas B Switzerland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

A great flying experience with a 'antique' seaplane the Beaver which seemed to be in excellent shape. The pilot was very professional, passing on a lot of information during the flight with a good sense of humor.

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