Blessed with abundant natural beauty, Australia boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth.
Forget about a cramped, stuffy bus tour or a sweltering hot hike. The ideal way to admire our sun-kissed country is from the sky. We’ve whittled down a shortlist of Australia’s best helicopter tours so you can marvel at these majestic scenes in style.
Sydney Harbour, NSW
No Australian city is more iconic than Sydney. From the sail-shaped Opera House to the world’s largest steel arch bridge, its sparkling yacht-strewn harbour is chock-a-block with postcard-worthy sites. Soaring across Sydney Harbour in a helicopter gives you a unique, birds-eye perspective of this legendary locale.
Uluru & Kata Tjuta, NT
Jutting out from the desert like a mirage, Uluru is the beating heart of the vast Aussie outback. This sacred sandstone monolith has a palpable spiritual presence, while nearby Kata Tjuta hosts a string of striking dome-shaped bornhardts. Hop on a chopper to savour the Red Centre from above.
Great Ocean Road, VIC
Why cruise this iconic Aussie road trip in a rental car when you can admire it from the sky? Gazing down from the lofty heights of a helicopter is the perfect way to appreciate its wave-eroded cliffs and dramatic limestone stacks.
Famed for its turquoise-tinged waters and stark red-ochre cliffs, Broome is where the outback meets the sea. Chopper tours bundle the best bits into one whirlwind trip, from Cable Beach to Willies Creek.
Great Barrier Reef, QLD
One of the seven wonders of the natural world, our planet’s largest coral reef system is a kaleidoscope of colour best appreciated from above. Many helicopter tours touch down on a paradisiacal island so you can whip out a snorkel for an underwater view.
Green Cauldron, QLD/NSW
Spanning South East Queensland and Northern NSW, the Green Cauldron is a mystical melting pot of verdant rainforest and rich volcanic earth. The best helicopter tours offer an up-close fly-by of Wollumbin Mt Warning, a sacred dormant volcano receiving Australia’s first sun rays of the day.
Gold Coast, QLD
Home to picture-perfect beaches lined by shimmering skyscrapers, the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite holiday destination. A helicopter tour offers the ultimate way to savour its natural splendour and glamorous mansion-lined canals.
Barossa Valley, SA
Australia’s most famous wine-growing region is renowned for its lush rolling hills and rich, bold Shiraz. Give the stock-standard self-drive trips a miss and whisk yourself between wineries on a vineyard-hopping heli tour.
Tasman Peninsula, TAS
Soaring 300 metres above the waves, this scenic stretch of Tasmania boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest sea cliffs. Cruise past these cragged beauties before admiring the historic Port Arthur penal settlement in a mesmerising Tasman Peninsula helicopter tour.
Book Australia’s Best Helicopter Tours with Kiff & Culture
Craving to take to the skies in South East Queensland or Northern NSW?
We’ve partnered with the top local chopper operators to offer scenic flights throughout our spectacular region. Add on a decadent food and drink tour to crank up the indulgence factor a notch.