Seaplane Scenic Flight
Sydney Harbour is a spectacular sight and there are many ways to enjoy
the scenery. From the air, the real beauty is laid out before you in
such gorgeous detail that it is almost unbelievable that a harbour can
look so good.
One of the most inexpensive ways to see this beauty from the air is
to book a seaplane joy flight by Sydney Seaplanes, who operate from
As you can see from the photographs taken on a seaplane flight, the views over Sydney's best loved attractions, the Sydney Harbour
Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, are very spectacular from the seaplane.
These are million dollar views that you will never forget and the experience
is more than worth the price of a seat on the seaplane.
We chose to review the 30 minute seaplane flight, which takes you from
Rose Bay, out between Sydney Heads and north along the coast to Palm
Beach, where the popular television series "Home and Away"
is filmed. You return via the Pittwater, which is an incredible sight
in itself with luxury yachts and other water craft dotting the clear
water, then take a turn around the Harbour and Opera House, before making
a smooth landing in the calm waters of Rose Bay. The operators did not
know that we were taking the flight to make a website review, so were
treated like any other customer. We couldn't fault the service or the
scenic flight and took hundreds of aerial photos and 30 minutes of fabulous
Sydney Seaplanes have several different flights available and there
are even combo flights such as flights with luncheons or jet boat rides
that include a 15 minute seaplane joy flight. We strongly suggest you check all
the options to find one that suits both your needs and your budget.
take off and landings on Rose Bay are particularly smooth, which amazed us. It is the fabulous views why you take the seaplane flight and they are
really fantastic. We were lucky enough on the day to see a pair of whales
just off Curl Curl beach.
Take a look at the photo we took of the whales
from the seaplane and notice the surfer right in their path. The pilot
circled the whales on the way north and gave us another circle on the
way back. Spotting those whales certainly made the flight that little
Rose Bay is actually Australia's original International Airport. The
first overseas flights were made in specially constructed seaplanes.
Luxurious Empire Class flying boats were used to fly the first passengers
and mail to Singapore from Sydney, which heralded the start of International
travel by airplane. Today Sydney Seaplanes use single engine Beaver
class seaplanes which are ideally suited to scenic flights over the
worlds most beautiful harbour.
The best way to get to Rose Bay to experience a seaplane flight yourself
is by taking a Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay. This only takes 10 minutes
and is quite inexpensive. Buses also run from the city to Rose Bay and
the Bondi Explorer Bus is another popular tour that makes a stop at
Rose Bay, the base for Sydney Seaplanes. The red Hop On Hop Off Sydney
and Bondi Bus also makes a stop at Rose Bay.
fully recommend this seaplane adventure to all. The staff are fabulous and
the pilot will give you a great flight with knowledgeable commentary
throughout the duration of the ride. It's not at all scary or anything,
in fact it's one of the best flights we have experienced. Make sure
you take a digital camera or video camera as the views really are something
to remember and the photos are something to show your family and friends.
Booking ahead is recommended, so follow the link for full information
booking engine via Viator. This is something you really should experience
yourself and in our opinion, a standout attraction of the many wonderful
things that locals and visitors to Sydney can enjoy. Seaplane joy flights
make great gifts for special occasions such as milestone birthdays,
anniversaries or any memorable occasion. Why not take one just to spoil