A Helicopter Ride - The Best Way to See Sydney

New South Wales has a wealth of attractions to offer both domestic and foreign tourists, and the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains would be the jewel in the crown, with stunning landscapes, mountains and valleys, with a blue tint that is caused by vapour from the many eucalyptus trees. There is no better way to experience the Blue Mountains than in a helicopter, and there are established online helicopter tour operators that incorporate the Blue Mountains and the main sights of Sydney in a single, 90-minute flight.

Scenic Wonders

This trip would include some of the most stunning scenery in Australia, and seeing it from the air is by far the best way to appreciate the sheer vastness and natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. The ride would include passes over the following features:

• Three Sisters
• Katoomba
• Megalong Valley
• Jameson Valley
• Warraganga Catchment Area

Aside from the above exciting regions, the tour would also include a stunning view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, the icon of the city. All in all, a Blue Mountains helicopter tour is a unique way to see this exciting region, and with online tour providers who operate from Sydney airport, you are perfectly placed to fly over the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.

What to Expect

Your group would be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the airport, where you can relax in the guest lounge, where you and the pilot will have a short safety briefing before boarding the aircraft. You will have a photo opportunity with the pilot and helicopter just before take off, so make sure you have adequate SD card storage for what is likely to be an amazing experience. Cameras are allowed, of course, and the tour operator will also compile a video production of the highlights of your flight, which you will see at the end and can buy on USB if you wish. Once you are strapped into your seat, you will be required to keep the seat belt fastened for the entire flight, which is for safety reasons. A heavy person moving inside the cockpit would cause a big imbalance, and for this reason, the pilot would assign seats, to ensure a balanced load. If you would like more detailed information on the Blue Mountains, there is an informative description that covers every aspect of the region that you can read online.

The Flight Itself

Once you take off, you will see the amazing Sydney skyline that blends in with the Pacific Ocean, and the pilot will fly along the beach at 500 feet, which really is an exhilarating experience. Then there is Bondi Beach, and seen from the air really highlights its beauty, as you fly northward to Sydney Harbour Heads. The pilots are all very experienced and know how to fly the machine to give the passengers a really amazing experience. Flying at an angle allows you to see the ground whizzing by, which is quite a strange sensation, and with some long and slow turns, you get to see Sydney and the Blue Mountains like never before.

Most people will video the experience, yet the tour operator also films the entire flight, and when it is over, you can view the film and even buy a copy on USB. If you want to surprise your partner or reward your sales team for their hard work, a helicopter ride is the ideal way to spend a unique day.

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Disclosure: This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.

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  1. Wow. I lived there and never went on a helicopter ride. What a wonderful experience.
    xoxo Cris

    1. you should try it though! i think it would be so fun! :)

  2. It must be amazing to be on a helicopter !
    I would love to do it too one day !

  3. This looks fun! I took a helicopter ride from a family friend many years ago and it was amazing. I'm not sure I'd do it again though. :)


    1. oh that's so cool to hear, sheri! at least you get to experience it at least once. haha :)

  4. Helicopter ride? Wow, very facinating, but also a bit scary. Ha!


  5. Wooow! It must have been great :)


  6. I am sure it must be fun to have ride on Helicopter!!