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Rose Bay

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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Treat yourself to the absolute highlights of Sydney's famous Northern Beaches on this 30-minute seaplane flight. Fly over Sydney's famous Northern Beaches all the way to Palm Beach and then back over Pittwater to Sydney Harbour! On your return witness the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from the air.
  • See Sydney’s beaches and harbor from the air in a historic seaplane
  • Enjoy unique opportunities for aerial photography
  • Get spectacular views of the coast while avoiding crowds down below
  • Get local and historic insights from a pilot
What to Expect
Meet your pilot in Rose Bay to receive an orientation to the seaplane and learn some local aviation history. Then, your journey begins by taking off over Rose Bay’s sandstone cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Next, head north and fly above Sydney’s Northern Beaches, popular with surfers, and Pittwater, which is dotted with boats. Bring your camera to capture the aerial views through the plane’s large windows. Continue on to the Sydney Harbor for bird’s eye views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and Sydney Opera House before touching back down in Rose Bay. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sydney Seaplanes, Lyne Park, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided Commentary
  • Return 30-minute seaplane flight over Northern Beaches, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
  • Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 adult passengers for this tour
  • Flight cancellations due to weather will be rescheduled for an alternative day
  • All passengers weights must be advised at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very good flight.. amazing view of northern beaches specially Palm Beach.. had a very good view Sydney attractions Westfield tower, harbour bridge and opera house
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Response from SydneySeaplanes, Customer Service Manager at Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Thank you so much for flying with us and your excellent review, Antony! It's hard to beat that bird's eye view indeed. We hope to see you next time!
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Brilliant from start to finish. Got the ferry from Circular Quay to Rose Bay and it is a couple of minutes walk to the Seaplane terminal. Quickly checked in and had time to browse their excellent little museum, which covers the history of Rose Bay and the Empire flying boats.
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Response from SydneySeaplanes, Customer Service Manager at Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Dear Robert, Thank you so much for taking time to write your lovely review. Sounds like you had a fantastic day! It's great to read that our customers share our passion for the history of Aviation and Flying boats which is incredibly fascinating indeed. Thank you for your feedback regarding the commentary, we will definitely look into it. Thank you for flying with Sydney Seaplanes and we look forward to welcoming you aboard again in future.
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If you've got a spare morning in Sydney, get over to Rose Bay for a seaplane flight. Simple as that. It is a fantastic thing to do. Sydney is a beautiful city but it is stunning from the air. We went all the way up to the northern beaches and had a really interesting
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Response from SydneySeaplanes, General Manager at Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane
Responded Mar 12, 2018
Hi Jamie, Thanks for your review and for flying with us! We are so happy to hear you had time to do this on your trip! We hope to see you again some time.
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An excellent 30 minute flight taking you over some of Sydney's northern beaches and finishing up with fantastic views of the iconic landmarks. The pilot was amusing and informative throughout the flight.
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About the operator
By: Sydney Seaplanes
441 reviews
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Gorgeous location and experience!
Beautiful experience for overseas client, complemented by exceptional food and service. Thanks for a great day!
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Sadly it was an experience of two halves....
Four of us recently booked and experienced a lunch trip out to Bert's Bar & Brasserie. The flight out there was
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Unbelievable experience
Absolutely love it! It was a present for my boyfriend, very romantic escape. Will recommend everyone! lunch in
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Randwick, Australia
Sea Planes put on one hell of a proposal
My fiancé planned a surprise proposal and Sea Planes did an amazing job. I was blown away and surprised and it was
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Fantastic Experience. Absolutely 5 star
I organised a surprise seaplanes flight to Lilypad for my girlfriend. The staff were amazingly helpful in
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Amazing, unique experience
We had an incredible lunch and flight! The team at Sydney seaplanes are professional and friendly, and the trip
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Dave H
London, United Kingdom
a great flight
What a great experience and wonderful views. This is only a short flight (15mins), but a great experience.
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Taree, Australia
What a fantastic and well run business. Could not fault any employers of this company. Thankyou for a wonderful
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We booked a 30 minute tour of the northern beaches during a recent short holiday from the UK to Sydney and we
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Rose Bay, Australia
Great experience
The seaplane was good fun and you get a wonderful view of Sydney Harbour and the beaches. The highlight was the
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Terrigal, Australia
Fantastic Experience
We flew on the Cordelia, what a fantastic city we live in, just beautiful scenery and amazing float planes. The
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Whole experience was incredible. Would recommend to anyone, particularly if you were visiting Sydney for the first
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Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney sightseeing
I was a little nervous at first, but what a spectacular 15 minute seaplane flight around Sydney harbour - the best
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Highly Recommend!
Amazing experience from start to finish. The staff were organised and welcoming, we started with a glass of
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Best ‘Day Date’ in Sydney
We had a wonderful flight and lunch package with Sydney Seaplanes to Jonah’s. our pilot Gus was very professional
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