Experience Newcastle like never before with AEROlogistics Helicopters
...see the stunning coastline, the natural and man-made landmarks for which Newcastle is renowned and of course, the sprawling cityscape.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
BY KACEY JOHNSTON
As a Novocastrian you’ll likely know the ins and out of Newcastle like the back of your hand - which beach has the best parking, the pubs that have the best Friday night vibes and the coffee shops with the best java and quickest service. But do you know what Newcastle’s gorgeous coastline or bustling city looks like from the sky?
If you’ve never taken a scenic helicopter flight or tour of Newcastle, now’s the time to book one. Formerly known as Heliservices, AEROlogistics Helicopters, the longest established and most experienced Helicopter company in the Newcastle are the experts when it comes to showing-off Newcastle and showing passengers a good time. They have loads of amazing scenic flight and tour options that’ll delight and inspire you and some that’ll even, get your heart racing!
Here are a few of our pics….
Newcastle City Sights Scenic Flight
One of AEROlogistics most popular joyrides, the Newcastle City Sights flight shows-off our beautiful city like no other. You’ll see the stunning coastline, all the natural and man-made landmarks for which Newie is renowned, like the Glenrock State Conservation Area, Merewether Ocean Baths and Nobby’s Lighthouse and of course, the sprawling cityscape. A great option for locals and tourists alike.
Duration: 15 mins
Cost: From $149 per person (min 2 people)
Coastal Rush Scenic Flight
One sure to get the adrenaline pumping, this scenic flight will see you zooming down the stunning coastline at 500 feet with the doors off! Picturesque and pure excitement all rolled into one.
Duration: 20 mins
Cost: From $225 per person (min 2 people)
Dunes & Port Stephens Scenic Flight
One for marine lovers, the Dunes & Port Stephens scenic flight will see you cruising over the famous Stockton Beach sand dunes and then up the coast to Port Stephens. Check out the remains of a Norwegian bulk carrier, spectacular beach and bay views, the iconic Mount Tomaree and if with any lucky, dolphins and the odd Great White! There’s a whole lot packed into this one-hour ride.
Duration: 60 mins (40 mins flying time)
Cost: From $575 per person (min 2 people)
An all-inclusive beach tour with a degustation lunch at Bells Killcare. Yes please. On the Bells Degustation Tour, you’ll experience all of Newcastle pristine beaches on your private helicopter flight to and from Bells where you’ll be treated to five courses of their authentic Italian cuisine with matching wines.
Duration: 2 hours 45 mins (60 mins flying time)
Cost: From $740 per person (min 2 people)
This relaxed and enjoyable tour takes you to Stockton beach, then up the rugged coastline of Anna Bay and over to Murray’s Craft Brewing Co for a taste of their finest brews and a flavoursome, slow-cooked BBQ lunch in the beer garden. A one-of-the-kind tour that’ll delight all the senses!
Duration: 2 hours 45 mins (40 mins flying time)
Cost: From $435 per person (min 2 people)
Ride & Fly Tour
The unique Ride & Fly Tour rolls two thrilling adventures into one – a helicopter joyride of the Newcastle coastline and a 2-hour CoastXP Boat Tour, exploring the gorgeous coastal scenery of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie and getting up close to the area’s marine life.
Duration: 2 hours (10 mins flying time)
Cost: From $175 per person