Discover the expansive views of Sydney’s west with a flight over the famous Blue Mountains – showcasing Katoomba and the Three Sister. On the return flight we fly over one of Sydney’s most important resources – Warragamba Dam. A magnificent flight that you will remember always.
Tour map of the Three Sisters and Warragmaba Dam Click on the map above to view the flight path of this magnificent tour.
After you make your way to Bankstown Airport you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff who will give you a brief of the flight. Tea and coffee is served. Should you prefer we can arrange transport at additional cost.
Shortly after take-off your pilot will steer a westerly heading and track direct to Katoomba and the famous Three Sisters. The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ (ask your pilot why they are called the Blue Mountains) most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba is an iconic visitor attraction and is experienced by millions of people each year. The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Your pilot will conduct gentle orbits over this landmark so you can take-in the fantastic views. Now we head east again to fly over a very important resource for Sydney city – Warragamba Dam.
This important resource supplies water to more than 3.7 million people living in Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains. The dam creates Lake Burragorang, the primary reservoir and impounds Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wallondilly and Warragamba rivers within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment. This enormous catchment area is 9,051 square kilometres. Warragamba Dam is located approximately 65 kilometres to the west of Sydney’s CBD and was constructed between 1948 and 1960. The dam created capacity for a reservoir of 2,031 gigalitres while the surface area of the lake covers 75 square kilometres of the now flooded Burragorang Valley.
Upon your return to Bankstown Airport, you can celebrate your Blue Mountains tour with a glass of Champagne and a fine selection of picnic food to cap off a memorable day.