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See Newcastle from the air and water aboard the best packaged tour along the Hunter Coast!

Newcastle Boat and Helicopter Tour Package

Ride and Fly Tour

Aero Logistics and CoastXP are offering a ‘Ride and Fly’ tour. With an unparalleled sightseeing helicopter ride combined with CoastXP’s adventure boat experience; catch the breathtaking views of the Newcastle coastline from the air and the water.

Ride – CoastXP 2-hour Encounter Tour or Adventure Tour

Join CoastXP to experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles and in season whales (Jun – Nov). Feel the excitement as you get close to the sights along the Hunter Coastline aboard CoastXP’s custom-built boat, Atmos.

Fly – Aero Logistics 10-minute Helicopter Scenic Flight (flight upgrades available)

Experience the amazing aerial panoramic views of the Newcastle coastline from hundreds of feet above the ground. See the stunning highlights of Newcastle including the beaches, National Park, and rugged coastline as we cruise down the coast on the helicopter scenic flight.


  • $205 per person

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Ride and Fly Tour - Frequently Asked Questions

How does the booking process work?

When booking the Ride and Fly Tour, we will ask for your “preferred date”. Because we have to align our boat and flight schedules, we will then get in touch with you regarding your flight options after you have booked.

We try to align the boat and helicopter for you all in one day (subject to availability), but we will confirm travel dates and times with you directly after the booking has been made.

What are the helicopter weight requirements?

Based on the type of helicopter Aero Logistics operate, no individual can be over 135kgs, and for groups of three passengers, there is a combined maximum weight of 260kg for a 10-minute scenic flight or 220kgs for a 30-minute scenic flight.

How long is the scenic flight?

Included in the package is a 10-minute scenic flight. Although, should you wish to upgrade to a longer flight time, you can choose to do this when booking. We have upgrade options of 15-minutes, 20-minutes, 30-minutes and 45-minutes. 

How close is the boat and helicopter from each other?

The boat tour departs from Honeysuckle foreshore, and the helicopter scenic flight departs from Mayfield West. These two locations are usually about 15-minutes apart, but we always allow enough time for you to get from one to the other.

Where should I park?

When boarding for the boat tour, paid parking is available moments from the wharf at Honeysuckle Foreshore. Click here for a map on how to find our departure location, including our best parking suggestions. When arriving at Newcastle Regional Heliport for the scenic flight, there is free parking onsite.