Our most popular flight – showcasing spectacular Sydney Harbour Scenic Joy Flight – including the The Harbour Bridge and the world famous Opera House
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 will be served. Should you prefer we can arrange transport at additional cost.
Soon after take-off we head north to fly over Parramatta City at about 2000 feet. Parramatta was founded on the banks of the Parramatta river the same year as Sydney by the British in 1788. Parramatta is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia and is a major business and commercial centre, sometimes called Sydney’s “second central business district”. Parramatta has many high density commercial and residential developments which you will see as we fly over.
Flying further north we arrive over Hornsby – a suburb on the Upper North Shore. Hornsby is located 25 kilometres north-west of Sydney’s CBD. The name Hornsby is derived from convict-turned-constable Samuel Henry Horne. Today Hornsby remains a busy commercial centre and serves as a prominent land-mark as we turn east overhead.
Overfly the Bahai Temple. Heading further east we arrive over this prominent land-mark near Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This magnificent white structure of worship of the Bahai faith stands 38 meters tall and is one of only seven temples throughout the world. Surrounded by greenery, it serves as an easily recognisable waypoint for our pilots. We now head south-east for Long Reef.
Having flown over Narrabeen and Collaroy Beaches – some of Sydney’s most lovely coastal playgrounds, we arrive over Long Reef. Long Reef is a headland that sits between Collaroy Beach and Dee Why Beach. This is a popular spot for walkers that provides spectacular views. From your aircraft you can see right up and down the NSW coastline – to the north you will see the central coast and beyond and to the south to Manly and beyond.
We arrive over one of the worlds most recognisable and spectacular sights – Sydney Harbour. At approximately 2000 ft, we arrive near Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and conduct orbits to soak up the views. You will enjoy the sapphire blue waters of the harbour, speckled by its multitude of boats and harbour activity. Its myriad bays and waterways are met by Sydney’s busy commercial centre and exclusive residences. Sit back and enjoy the views that just keep on coming.
But we are not done yet! After leaving Sydney Harbour, we fly over both South Head and North Head which guards the entrance to Sydney Harbour and we make our way to Manly Beach. This is one of Sydney’s favourite beaches that forms part of the popular northern beaches districts of Sydney. The beach was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip after the indigenous people living there. He wrote about them saying, “Their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”. Its casual atmosphere and pleasant surrounds make it ideal for families and holiday makers – its typical to see many people swimming or sun-baking. We now head north again to see Long Reef for a second time as we head home overflying Hornsby, Prospect Reservoir (look out for Sydney’s new Wet’n Wild water park), and back to Bankstown Airport.
Upon your arrival back at Bankstown Airport, you can celebrate your Sydney Tour with a glass of Champagne and a fine selection of picnic food to cap off a memorable day.