Sea World Gold Coast Helicopter Scenic Flights

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Highlights & inclusions

Scenic helicopter flight over the Gold Coast
Take off from Sea World and see the Broadwater from the air
Choose between a variety of flight lengths to suit your group
Perfect add on to a day at Sea World or whale watching cruise
Soar over Sea World, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and more
Fly solo or with friends and family

What you can expect

The best way to soak in the endless golden beaches, striking skyline and lush hinterland views of the Gold Coast is a scenic helicopter tour. Buckle up and lift off from Sea World for an exciting ride that will have you soaring over the buzzing Broadwater, Sea World, South Stradbroke Island and Northern Beaches. Passengers will have the option to choose between a short but sweet 5 minute flight over Sea World or opt for an extended, 10,15 or 20 minute flight option to travel South visiting Surfers Paradise with an extraordinary view of the city’s towering high rises including the iconic Q1 and Jewel residences. Flights conveniently depart from heliport adjacent to the Sea World theme park entrance and cruise terminal making it a great activity to add on to a day at the theme parks or a Gold Coast whale watching cruise. Whether you’re a first time flyer, visitor or local – Gold Coast scenic helicopter tours are a marvellous way to admire the coastal city from the air.


What you need to know

  • Choose from a 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute scenic helicopter flight from Sea World
  • Entry to Sea World (entry is not required to enjoy your scenic helicopter flight)
  • Tour 1 - The Sea World & Broadwater Scenic Flight - Flight time approximately 5 minutes. City, Broadwater and Hinterland views including the iconic Q1 Hotel
  • Tour 2 - Coastal City Experience - Flight time approximately 10 minutes. City, Broadwater, Hinterland and Southern Gold Coast views including the iconic Q1 Hotel and Jewel Gold Coast
  • Tour 3 - Burleigh Heads & South Stradbroke Scenic - Flight time approximately 15 minutes. City, Broadwater, Hinterland and Southern Gold Coast views including the iconic Q1 Hotel, Jewel Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads & Tallebudgera Creek
  • Sea World Scenic Tour (Choose from a 5, 10, 15, 20 minute scenic flight)
  • Award-winning Sea World is captured beautifully from the air on this tour which also takes you over Marina Mirage, the Sheraton Mirage Resort and on to the Southport Seaway and the Southern tip of Stradbroke Island
  • Luxury Airbus Helicopter with air conditioning
  • Australia's largest privately owned heliport with state of the art terminal
  • Flights operate at regular departure times daily except Christmas Day 25 December
  • Flights depart from Sea World, Sea World Drive, Main Beach. An entry ticket into Sea World is not needed to take your helicopter flight
Additional Information
  • Minimum of 4 paid passengers per flight
  • Maximum 6 adults per flight
  • Adult pricing applies to children aged 13 years and over and the aircraft must have minimum paid passenger numbers as above
  • Children aged 2-12 years must be accompanied by an adult carer and the aircraft must have minimum paid passenger numbers as above
  • Children aged 2 years and under are FREE however they must sit on an adults lap
  • Flight routes are constant, flight times are approximate only and may vary according to helicopter type, number of passengers and/or weather conditions
  • Passengers weights are to be supplied upon booking. A weight variance of more than 10% may incur full cancellation on the spot with no refund
  • Children 2 yrs and older, up to 110 kilograms
  • Passengers weighing over 110 kilograms are subject to Comfort Seat charge
  • Maximum Passenger Loading 480/580 Kilograms depending on configuration
  • Seating is allocated by SWH staff dependent upon weight and balance criteria on each individual flight
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • As this is an open-dated voucher, at the completion of your purchase, you will need to contact the tour operator to check availability and book in a flight date and time
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • Bookings are essential to secure your spot and flights may not be accommodated if this is not pre-booked with the operator
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience

Recent reviews

4.817 reviews

It was an excellent journey for our family. Great view, friendly staff and professional crew team.

Our kids enjoyed the trip, had a great time. Staff are friendly, professional and informative. Super nice view and great weather too. We came a bit earlier than scheduled time, luckily we could get on board right away. No additional waiting time. We chose 10 min ride, tour 2, which is just perfect timing for us.

Zengping Liu about 1 year ago

Bird-eye views

Bird-eye views. It was amazing. The staff were very helpful. It was very challenging to get the booking made as the flight will go ahead with a minimum of 5 people. Overall they managed to book. It was our 1st time and we enjoyed every bit of it. Definitely recommend it.

Vinod Jinaga about 3 years ago

Went on a 10 min ride with my partner

Went on a 10 min ride with my partner, was exciting being on a helicopter for the first time but wasn’t that great and the quiet ride didn’t add much to the experience. An interactive experience with the pilot would have been better and longer flights would probably make it enjoyable.

Zimba Wangchuk almost 4 years ago

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