City to Surf   (30 mins)

Sydney helicopter flights over the beaches, city and the harbour

Our most popular flight is highly recommended and on sale for a limited time.

From the spectacular cliffs and golden beaches to the icons of our world famous Harbour, hold your breath and enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Sydney.

Your 30-minute helicopter flight takes you over all the Eastern suburb beaches including Bondi & Maroubra, Watson's Bay, Manly and the Northern Beaches (as far as Long Reef), the waterways of Middle Harbour, the Opera House and the City before sweeping over the Southern pylon of the Harbour Bridge and returning via Darling Harbour.

This flight also available at Sunset!

  • Interested in Aerial Photography?

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    This flight can also be taken as a 30-minute version of our aerial photographic flight. You’ll fly with company founder & aerial photographer, Mark Fitzsimmons as he guides you & your lens to new heights when you fly an aerial photographic sortie with Blue Sky Helicopters! (Includes pre-flight lesson/objectives briefing).

    The 30-minute Aerial Photographic Flight takes in the coastal areas & the Harbour as per the City to Surf flight with the option of 1 or more doors off at passenger’s request..


  • Unique benefits when choosing to fly with Blue Sky Helicopters

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    Blue Sky is the longest established locally owned & operated Helicopter Company based at Sydney Airport. The closest heliport to the city, beaches and harbour. As a locally owned business dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service, you are dealing directly with us... Our heart and passion for showcasing Sydney (and it’s magnificent surrounds) can’t be outdone!

    World's first Multi-camera high definition 16 x 9 filming of your actual flight... As with all the camera systems we have developed over the years, We are always striving to lift the bar...

    Our latest system can’t be surpassed as we are now offering (and are the only company in the world to do so) switchable multi-camera High Definition 16 x 9 filming of your actual flight (complete with pilot narration, choreographed stereo music (using top of the line Bose A20 headsets) & Pilot/Air Traffic Control interaction).

    The film of your flight can be taken home on a USB stick with you straight after the flight.

    With our first system, custom built in 1999, we are the leaders in onboard (real-time edit) Helicam in Australia. Blue Sky pioneered the original broadcast quality Helicam systems in Australia, now we’ve perfected it. Not one of our competitors offers the above High Definition recording system... Just Blue Sky!

    For all flights, we guarantee you the most reliable choice in helicopters flown by experienced and knowledgeable pilots.

    It's all about the view! We operate the only R44 helicopter in the World with full surround view panoramic doors.



    A commitment to our industry & our clients, we are constantly reinvesting into our business. We own all our helicopters and all our photographic / filming equipment including high definition camera systems and gyro stabilised camera mounts.

    From your initial contact with Blue Sky Helicopters, you will find an innovative and dynamic company with a friendly welcome and impeccable service extended to clients from Sydney and from around the World.

  • City to Heliport (ground) transport options / or FREE car parking at the Heliport.

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    Return transfers from the City to Blue Sky Helicopters for just $75 each way (Ford G6E Falcon or corporate van). Or for that really special occasion UPGRADE to a Mercedes S Class or a BMW 7 series chauffeured car for an additional $95 each way. For Private Charter bookings greater than 60-minutes, a (standard) return City transfer is included free of charge. 

    For those making their own way to the Heliport, we have FREE parking right outside our door.

Discounted Internet Rates

How many passengers do you want to book for?

Internet Rates are discounted from our full brochure rates found in all City Hotels and are given on the basis of direct bookings only (i.e. No 3rd party commissions are payable). Limited time pricing is subject to change without notice. Multi-passenger discounts may not be applicable to all flight options. 

Seating Configuration explained...
The Bell Longranger helicopter has 6 passenger seats. Our standard configuration is for 5 passengers, 1 passenger in the front next to the pilot and 4 in the main cabin. However for "Share with Others" scenic flights we may configure the aircraft for 6 passengers, 5 in the main cabin and 1 next to the pilot. The R44 helicopter has a maximum of 3 passenger seats. Passenger weight limitations apply for all flights.

PILOTS NOTE: “Without a doubt, this 30-minute experience represents the best value for money helicopter flight in Sydney”

DEPARTURE POINT: Heliport, 462 Ross Smith Ave, Sydney Airport. If you are coming in your own vehicle you can park for FREE outside our building. City transfers take just 20-minutes & are available from $75 each way (total cost for up to 4 passengers). For Private Charter bookings greater than 60-minutes, a standard return City transfer is included free of charge. (Blue Sky passenger van or other third party provider).

WHAT TO BRING: A camera if you wish. We will also take pictures of you (with your camera) that can be uploaded to your FACEBOOK account after the flight! Sunscreen in the summer & a lightweight jacket or sweater in the cooler months.

HELI-CAM: Your flight will be recorded on our “First in the World” State of the Art High Definition Helicam system. Take home (optional purchase) the ultimate memento of your experience with Blue Sky! Click here to find out more...

FLIGHT / TOUR MAP: Click here to view the tour map for this flight. (Coming soon).

GIFT CERTIFICATE: Purchase this flight as a gift for a friend, family member or work colleague. Certificate is valid for 6 months. Click here.

QUESTIONS: Talk to us right now via our Live Support Desk, call (02) 9700 7888 or email us.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Flying with Blue Sky, please take a moment to our read our T&C's.

Blue Sky Helicopters Pty Ltd is a fully certified Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) accredited Air Operator. Air Operating Certificate (AOC) number: S551971