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What It’s Like To Experience A Helicopter Ride In Sydney!

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Taking a helicopter ride over Sydney is a unique and thrilling experience that will leave long-lasting memories.

Not only do you get to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, but the ride itself is a thrilling adventure that is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you’re thinking of taking a helicopter ride in Sydney but you’re not sure what it’s like, here’s what we thought of the experience!

Is A Helicopter Ride in Sydney Worth It?

We’ve experienced Sydney in so many ways: walking across its bridges and around the foreshore, going on harbour cruises, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, taking ferry rides, and kayaking middle harbour.

But never before from the air.

We’ve seen the aerial photography and the video footage and every time been blown away with just how beautiful Sydney Harbour really is. I never really ever considered that I would one day have the opportunity to fly by the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a scenic helicopter ride.

Not only do you get to see Sydney from above, looking down on places like the Sydney CBD, Taronga Zoo, Manly Beach and Coogee Beach and their surroundings, but you also get an informative commentary of the sites, allowing you to learn about the history and culture as well as see incredible views.

Helicopter flights Sydney are a once in a lifetime opportunity for many travelers, but it’s definitely worth it. There is no better view, than a bird’s eye view.

Our Experience Of A Sydney Helicopter Tour

a helicopter

I was nervous when the opportunity came for us to experience Sydney by air.

Helicopter flights have always been on my list of things I‘d never do. I don’t know why. I think because of out of the thousands that fly every day I had remembered the few that crash every year.

Funny how our mind works and as our knowledgeable pilot, Guy, reassured me during pre-departure checks that helicopter flying is safer than being on the ground – much like flying in a plane.

I had a feeling that being up in a helicopter would be like that of our hot air balloon ride. Beforehand I was nervous and scared, but as soon as I floated up I felt strangely peaceful, safe and relaxed.

man looking out of a helicopter window

I was right.

Guy warned me that during take-off he would skim along the ground nose pointing down. I was sitting up the front…

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