The UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains are known for their striking contrast between plateau, cliff and valley landscapes and the famous blue haze, which is a vapour, produced by numerous eucalypt trees. The best way to appreciate the evolution of the 18million year old mountain range is from the air. Included in this once in a lifetime 90 minute helicopter experience, this Blue Mountains scenic flight also includes a Sydney Harbour scenic (valued at $220 per person) as well.
90 Minute Flight
Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Jamison Valley and the Warragamba Catchment area before making your way back to Sydney for more of the spectacular sights of Sydney Harbour including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House
Every passenger gets a great view no matter what seat they are in
As we are based at Sydney Airport, very close to the city and Sydney Harbour, you and your helicopter will be over the sights within minutes after departure
Complimentary scheduled return hotel to heliport minibus transfers
Complimentary refreshments before/after your flight
Photo opportunity with pilot and aircraft
Informative commentary with BOSE voice activated headsets
Opportunity to view and purchase a video on USB video of your helicopter flight*
Blue Mountains Tour Description
The Blue Mountains tour will begin from the comforts of our modern guest lounge. Before taking off on your helicopter flight experience, you will be greeted and checked-in by our expert operations staff. Following this, a proper safety briefing will be conducted between the pilot and passengers inside the spacious lounge area.
Once the safety briefing is complete, we will head out to the helicopter giving you the chance to use your own camera for some photos before boarding and flying. You can stand in front of the helicopter, or pose on the side – just have some fun and make use of this great photo opportunity! Cameras and video recorders are more than welcome to be taken aboard on the flight, as you can capture more fantastic memories as we fly over picturesque Sydney Harbour and beyond.
Upon the take-off of the helicopter for the Blue Mountains tour, you can enjoy the best of Sydney with full panoramic views of the skyline, Pacific Ocean and the widely renowned port of Botany Bay. Further along, our pilot will have you flying above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and going north-wards along the coast at 500 feet. You will contour fly the picturesque coastline of the Eastern Suburbs beaches including Coogee, Clovelly and also the world famous Bondi Beach, the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. You won’t be able to stop admiring the spectacular houses in Ben Buckler and Vaucluse, where they are perched on chiselled sandstone cliffs as the flight continues northbound to Sydney Harbour Heads.
Entering Sydney Harbour, you will fly past the Sydney Opera House on descent for the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, flanked by the skyscrapers of North Sydney on the right and the Circular Quay/Sydney CBD on the left you will track the Parramatta River at 500 feet before coming to the Parramatta CBD, the geographical centre of Sydney. Your pilot will set course to the West as you slowly start to climb in elevation, the Blue Mountains in all their glory are ahead to greet you and uncover some of their visual secrets that you can only ever appreciate from the air.
You will see the famous Three Sisters and the unforgiving sandstone cliff faces that encompass the Jamison Valley. See the cascading Wentworth Falls as their crystal clear waters drop into the abyss before coming to a gentle end at the sandstone valley floor. The uniquely Australian eucalyptus forests stretch forever as you head South to Sydney’s water catchment area, the Warragamba Dam. It is truly amazing that you can go from Australia’s largest city to an area so remote that only seeing is believing. Returning via Sydney’s South Western suburbs and the Sydney Olympic Site this amazing flight is bound to exceed even the highest expectations. Your pilot will guide you throughout the flight, providing commentary with the use of the Bose voice-activated headsets. This modern piece of equipment also lets you talk with the pilots and with other passengers whilst on the helicopter!
Terms and Conditions
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Please refer to Touring Product Agreement for Terms and Conditions.
A 100% cancellation fee applies for tours cancelled within 24 hours of departure when no notice is given. However, if notice of cancellation is given and the tour is re-booked there is no charge.
For tours to Kangaroo Island a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 30 – 7 days of travel. A fee of 80% applies within 7 days – 24 hours of travel. A fee of 100% applies within 24 hours.
For all Sydney & Darwin tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 72-24 hours of travel or when no notice is given. Within 24 hours of departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.
For all Broome tours; a cancellation fee of 50% applies for a tour cancelled within 5-3 days of travel or when no notice is given. Within 48-24 hours proir to departure 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees imposed on Gray Line by our supplier will be passed on.
|PERIOD OF NOTICE||CANCELLATION FEE|
|Less than 6 days||50% of tour price|
|Within 24 hours or no show||100% of tour price|
The following cancellation policies apply to bookings with Sydney HeliTours.
Cancellation within 48hrs of flight departure time – incurs 100% of flight cost
Reschedule of flight time or date within 48 hours of departure will incur a $50 fee per passenger
Changes of flight time or date within 24 hours is not available
Cancellation or re-schedule of discounted weekend flights is not permitted for any reason, and full flight cost will be charged
If passengers elect not to travel due to weather but flights are still operational, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Group bookings of over 10 seats will incur a cancellation fee if notice is only given within 5 days or less of the date of travel.
For Group bookings of over 10 seats further cancellation conditions may apply.
If booking through a third party agent additional cancellation restrictions may apply. Please refer to your travel documentation.
Any flight cancelled by Sydney HeliTours will not incur a cancellation charge and all endeavors will be made to re-schedule the flight to another time to suit the guests availability.
Sydney HeliTours will not be held liable for costs associated with airfares, accommodation or anything else due to helicopter flights which do not proceed as booked.
In the event of a guest’s non-appearance for a pick up or flight, a 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
For legal and safety reasons, all passengers are weighed prior to boarding the aircraft.
Individual weights in excess of 110kg (or 240lb / 17st) will incur a surcharge.
Couples with a combined weight of over 200kg (440lbs / 31st) will incur a surcharge.
Accurate individual passenger weights MUST be provided at the time of booking. Failure to provide accurate weights may result in the passenger(s) being unable to fly or further costs to the passenger(s) to proceed with the planned flight or aircraft upgrade. This is all based on safety and will never be compromised. Sydney HeliTours will take no responsibility for any costs associated with the passenger(s) being unable to take their flight if inaccurate weights are provided. If passenger(s) are unable to fly due to inaccurate weights no refund will be given.
Transferring to another date is treated as a cancellation and therefore cancellation fees will apply. Cancellations must be advised in writing.
Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre/post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee.
All tours are quoted in Australian dollars including Australian GST (Goods and Services Tax). All tours and excursions are operated by third parties and not Australia and Beyond Holidays. These Suppliers include. AAT Kings, Captain Cook Cruises, Majestic Cruises and other operators.
All tours are subject to change without notice as are vehicles due to operational reasons. Where a tour or departure is cancelled by the operator with no suitable replacement a full refund will be offered.
All Tours in Australia are non smoking.
Third party excursions such as Scenic Flights, Boat Cruises, Helicopter Flights, Cable Car Rides, some 4WD Tours, White Water Rafting, Camel Rides, Hot Air Ballooning, Rail, Rural Homestay Options are not operated by AABH, nor by persons or companies associated with AABH. These activities may involve inherent risk of injury, death, accident, delay and loss, and clients assume all such risk with regard to any misadventure, death, injury, delay or loss which occurs during, or as a result of, any such activity.