If you are planning a day trip to the Blue Mountains, you certainly wouldn’t be alone in your desire to see and experience this wonderful attraction. The mountain range begins just outside Sydney and offers the tourist unrivalled views of natural beauty with a stunning range of mountains that stretch for about 100 km southeast of Sydney.
Book a Helicopter Tour
By far the best way to enjoy this stunning region is to book a helicopter tour and there are online companies who offer a range of Blue Mountain tours that are guaranteed to please. If you are planning your visit during the summer months, you are advised to book early, as helicopter tours are a very popular way to see the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. The flight would typically take 90 minutes and would include the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The experienced pilot would know the most scenic route and would likely give you a narration that includes the history of the Blue Mountains.
Once you have booked your helicopter tour, the operator would send a vehicle to collect you from your hotel, while returning you and your group when the tour is over. After a short safety briefing at Sydney Airport, you can take pictures prior to the flight departing, then sit back and enjoy what will undoubtedly be an experience you will never forget. Make sure you have plenty of storage space on your digital camera, which will allow you to take video and stills during the flight and you’ll be happy to learn there are no restrictions for taking pictures and video during the flight.
Discover Sydney By Air
As soon as the helicopter takes off, you will see some amazing views of Sydney, before flying along the harbour to take in the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the famous Opera House. Then you will be treated to some low-level flying along pristine beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach, before heading off to experience the valleys and stunning vistas that can only be seen from the air.
Jameson Valley & The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters are an unusual rock formation that juts out from the Jameson Valley and they get their name from an Aboriginal legend that details three sisters that were turned into stone to protect them from admiring suitors, yet they could not be turned back, hence the name, Three Sisters.
Preparing for the Tour
The tour operator would furnish you with important information to ensure that you and your group make the best out of the experience, which would include suitable attire. Each passenger wears a special voice activated headset which allows you to talk to the pilot and other passengers, and during the flight, you will hear commentary from the pilot, informing you of interesting facts about the region.
Once you have made your booking, you and your group can look forward to an amazing day out that will remain etched in your memory for many years to come.