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New South Wales Air & helicopter tours

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Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

1. Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

Take in Australia's most spectacular coastal views from 15,000 feet as you skydive over Byron Bay. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, with up to 1 minute of freefall. Float under a colorful canopy for 5-7 minutes on this tandem skydive, taking in breathtaking area views. Fly free as a bird, feeling the wind rustling through your hair. See sparkling white sand beaches and unspoiled hinterland On this 4-hour activity you’ll take off and land beach-side at the drop zone just 15 minutes from Byron Bay, where you’ll find ample parking, BBQ and picnic areas.

Sydney, Wollongong: 15,000-Foot Tandem Beach Skydive

2. Sydney, Wollongong: 15,000-Foot Tandem Beach Skydive

Take the plunge with a 15,000-foot skydive over Wollongong! Tandem skydive with a professional instructor, just 1 hour south of Sydney Central Business District. As you jump from Australia's highest jump, at an altitude of 15,000 feet, you will experience amazing coastal views down the Jervis Bay, and all the way up to North Sydney. Once you exit the plane you will experience the thrill of freefall! Traveling at speeds of over 120 mph (200 km/h), you will freefall for up to 60 seconds. Your instructor will pull your chute and you will soar like a bird for around 5 minutes over beautiful North Wollongong beach. The beach side landing zone is located at Stuart Park, North Wollongong.

Mudgee: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

3. Mudgee: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Discover the hilly Mudgee region from the air. Set off in a balloon to enjoy the spectacular sunrise views over vineyards, hills and farmland. With in-flight photography, you’ll come away with fantastic pictures. Finish an unforgettable morning with a gourmet breakfast at Cade Kitchen in Mudgee. Begin your morning with a pre-flight passenger safety briefing and a chance to help out with the inflation of the balloons. Next, you’ll take-off into the skies above Mudgee, admiring the verdant region from above as the sun rises over it. After you land, make your way to Cade Kitchen, a restaurant set in one of Mudgee’s oldest buildings, which dates back to 1850. Enjoy a delicious breakfast to end your morning of adventure.

Melbourne: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Experience

4. Melbourne: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Experience

Enjoy a romantic hot air balloon flight in Melbourne and see an iconic view of the city; admire the architecture and sights from the hot air balloon basket. Enjoy an optional breakfast with champagne, and buy photos of your ride if you want to take them home as a souvenir. Start your trip with optional pickup from your accommodation in Melbourne. Jump on the bus, and enjoy the ride as you head straight to the launch site. First, get a quick safety talk from your host on what to expect on your ride. Did you know that Melbourne is the only major city in the world where you can fly hot air balloons over the CBD? That's right, hop in the hot air balloon basket and feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you ride through the sky.  See another side to Melbourne that you won't forget. Spot the MCG, Flinder's Street, Southern Cross Station, the Eureka, and many more sights as you float in the sky. Feeling hungry? No worries, enjoy an optional champagne breakfast after your flight. Take home a photograph of your ride for an additional cost; ask your host to see the photos they captured on the ride.

Byron Bay: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

5. Byron Bay: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Soar high on a spectacular flight over Byron Bay. With the region offering some of the best hot air balloon flights in the country, you'll experience panoramic views of the ocean and vast scenery around the famed counterculture meccas of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Nimbin & Lismore. On arrival at The Farm Byron Bay you will meet with your friendly pilots and ground crew team. Relax as your guide checks the weather conditions and chooses the best launch site suited for the day and the group's needs. A short trip later you'll be ready to inflate the colorful balloon. Watch as your balloon comes to life and is inflated before your eyes. The process usually takes about 25 minutes and you can even help out if you want. As the sun starts to rise, the ascent starts. First, you'll be floating just above the trees. Then you'll be taking in everything the beautiful Byron Bay region has to offer from 2000 feet or more. You'll see everything with uninterrupted panoramic views from coastline, farmland, and national parks. As you drift gently along, your guide will also point out landmarks and provide a running commentary of what's below. After coming back down to earth, you'll return to The Farm Byron Bay. Sit down with your fellow adventurers to enjoy a scrumptious gourmet breakfast at the Three Blue Ducks Restaurant, where all meals are ethical, sustainable and delicious. Enjoy your meal while reflecting on the adventure you have just had.

Camden Valley: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight With Breakfast

6. Camden Valley: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight With Breakfast

Soar high on this spectacular flight over Camden Valley in Sydney's beautiful Macarthur region, a hidden gem just 70 minutes from the Sydney city centre. This scenic landscape and its calm weather patterns make for an ideal flight location. Make your way to the meeting spot where you will be greeted by your friendly pilots and crew. Relax as your guide checks the weather conditions and chooses the best launch site suited for the day and the group's needs. A short trip later you'll be ready to inflate the colourful balloon. Watch as your balloon comes to life and is inflated before your eyes, the process usually takes about 25-minutes and you can even help out if you choose. As the sun starts to rise so do you, after boarding your basket the ascent starts. First you'll be floating just above the trees then you'll be taking in everything the beautiful Macarthur region has to offer from 2000 feet or more. You'll see everything with uninterrupted panoramic views from valleys, rivers to the blue mountains. As you drift gently along your guide will also point out landmarks and give running commentary of the whats below. After coming back down to earth, the exceitment continues as you indulge yourself in a cooked breakfast. Enjoy your meal while reflecting on the adventure you have just had.

Melbourne: Private Helicopter Flight to the 12 Apostles

7. Melbourne: Private Helicopter Flight to the 12 Apostles

Soar over the limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles beach with this 1.25-hour flight from Melbourne. Land nearby and have free time to appreciate the views or descend the Gibson Steps to the beach. Capture pictures with your helicopter before the flight.  Travel above stunning countryside on the ride to the 12 Apostles beach. Marvel at the golden stacks from the helicopter's large windows as the blue and white waves crash over them. Spot the Great Ocean Road before your private landing at the 12 Apostles Helipad. Enjoy 2-hours of free time once you land where you can take the Gibson Steps all the way down to the sands of the 12 Apostles beach or head up to the Castle Rock lookout, one of the best scenic viewpoints to capture pictures of this unique landscape. 

Newcastle: Tandem Beach Skydive

8. Newcastle: Tandem Beach Skydive

Skydive at Newcastle’s closest beach for the ultimate adrenalin rush. Drop from a height of up to 15,000 feet and freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds. Float under canopy over Newcastle for 5 - 7 minutes soaking up spectacular beach and city views. Enjoy the skydiving experience of a lifetime and step outside your comfort zone. Push your boundaries with the friendly skydiving crew and create special memories.

Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

9. Pokolbin: Scenic Hunter Valley Helicopter Flight

Beyond the Range is a flight for those that want to see more than the wine region. You will see wineries, vineyards, rolling green hills, Broken Back Range and Hunter Valley Gardens. Then you will go Beyond The Range, where you will see valleys with fresh water creeks running through them, Cedar Creek, valley views to the south looking towards Congewai, and views down towards the Wollombi Valley. So to get a great overview of the area, Beyond the Range is definitely a flight that will get you smiling. Highlights include: - Flying in a helicopter - Hunter Valley Gardens from the air - The beautiful Hunter vineyards  - The Broken Back range  - Views across the enormous Great Dividing Range and the Hunter Valley Accommodation pick-up also available, please contact one of our friendly staff. Additional charges may apply.

Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

10. Hunter Valley and Broken Back Range Helicopter Flight

Board a helicopter for this flight over the Hunter Valley that is an extension of the original 10-minute tour. You’ll be taken farther along Broken Back Range over the stunning Mount View area. During your 15-minute sightseeing tour, you’ll be able to look to the west and the maze of vineyards in the prestigious Pokolbin wine region below. This is the perfect way to get a different perspective on the Hunter Valley and the surrounding mountains. You’ll also enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Cypress Lakes Golf Course and learn more about the region from the pilot’s commentary during the flight.

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Ken, the instructor who did the tandem dive with me was so nice, patient and thorough. He ensured that I knew what to do before exiting out the plane and landing on the ground. All the skydive crew were so friendly and welcoming. Felt so comfortable even though I was doing this experience alone. Highly recommend it to everyone!

Amazing experience!! Such a thrill!! My instructor Selwyn was so lovely and explained everything very clearly which made me a lot more calm before the dive.

Skydiving was incredible, amazing experience and highly highly recommend it for anyone who is able to!

I had the most amazing 20 minutes. It was really scenic and the weather was perfect.

Excellent experience and a must try, excellent pilot!