Holidaying locally

Holidaying locally

August 26, 2020 • 5 min read

With the current global environment and travel restrictions in place, the idea of going on a holiday may seem out of reach. But just because you can’t go too far from your hometown doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday!

Instead of pining for a faraway destination, we encourage you to look into locations nearby within your state.

In Sydney, we are lucky to be in an area that is conveniently in the middle of a variety of regions. With several opportunities surrounding the city, holidaying from here is still possible.

Not prepared to travel by car and longing for a trip in the sky? If you still want to get that luxury feel, opt for our helicopter charter flights to and from, so you can get that holiday vibe without skipping the air travel!

It’s a win-win — all you need to do is find a destination and ensure we can get you there!

To choose where you are going for your next getaway, have a look below.

Blue Mountains

Looking to go somewhere for the September-October school holidays? If you have nothing planned, the Blue Mountains is calling your name.

As these holidays occur during spring, the mild, not-too-hot and not-too-cold temperature makes this the ultimate destination.

Whether you are a couple or a family-unit, the Blue Mountains has plenty to offer for those looking to have a getaway. From iconic landmarks such as the Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves to the endless rugged bushland filled with walking tracks, waterfalls and lookouts, there is always something to do.

Blue Mountains

The accommodation is also high-class. From quirky small inns and farm stays to luxurious lodging, there are plenty of options for you to pick from.

Furthermore, the area is filled with a variety of venues and adventurous activities. As featured in our Blue Mountains Pub Tours, there are lots of historical pubs still standing that offer the original rustic atmosphere and good beverages.

Plus, this region is also home to a wide selection of gourmet goods to taste and bring back, including sweets, jams and cheeses. There are also many abseiling, horse riding and 4WD driving opportunities for thrill chasers!

Central Coast

Thinking ahead to the new year’s holiday period? The Central Coast can never go astray! With miles of gorgeous beaches guarding the shorelines, it is a classic summer holiday destination you shouldn’t look past.

Central Coast

A short 20-minute helicopter trip can take you to a whole new vista, away from the area you call home.

With one of our bases located in Erina, you’ll be dropped off to the foot of the region, where you can catch a transfer and start your holiday.

From the more secluded golden shores of MacMasters Beach to the lively area of The Entrance, there is a beach that will suit the holiday you desire. From swimming to kayaking or fishing, these beaches have plenty to offer.

Not to mention, you won’t have any trouble with dining. With ice cream stores and restaurants holding a strong presence along all beaches, there will be something for everyone — including the good ol’ fish and chips shop that no beach holiday is complete without!

Who says you have to leave the country for a tropical getaway?

Hunter Valley

Looking for a group trip? Whether it is a weekend or a week away, the Hunter Valley region is both a relaxing and exciting destination.

Filled with countless wineries and breweries, there are plenty of taste-testing experiences on offer across the Hunter Valley region. To match the diverse range of beverages, there are also several gourmet food-tasting menus and cooking classes for foodies to get lost in.

Are you finished with the bottomless drinking activities? Relax and spend some time at a local spa or wander the luscious Hunter Valley Gardens. At Christmas, there is an annual light show held in the garden that is absolutely breathtaking to view.

Whether it’s winter or summer, the Hunter Valley is always ready for your arrival.

Hunter Valley

Have limited time? If you are looking for a short but sweet trip, make it a quick one-day escape!

With our Hunter Escape lunch flight, you can drop in and fly back out within a day. In over a six-hour trip, you will get one of the best scenic flights through Sydney plus a tasteful three-course meal accompanied by wines and beers.

South Coast and Southern Highlands

No matter the season, the south of Sydney provides a lovely experience regardless of the temperature. A good mix of the aspects found in the Central Coast and Hunter Valley, the southern areas of NSW is a magical part of the state that has plenty to offer.

If you are looking for a more inland holiday, the Southern Highlands will be a good choice.

Not only is it filled with picturesque gardens and valleys, but there are also plenty of hidden gems to find. Being the home of many national parks, there are numerous walking tracks and waterfalls to discover.

Plus, there are wineries located throughout the region where visitors can come to sip and explore. Not to mention the timeless and vintage accommodation options on offer. As a zippy 35-minute flight away, we can get you to the quaint location in no time.

Prefer the coast? Let us take you on a shorter flight to Wollongong in the South Coast. Featuring an enjoyable and scenic flight trip, the South Coast is home to many gorgeous beaches that you can wander around.

South Coast

There are also many activities to be found along the coast! Whether you want family action at Jamberoo Action Park or want to explore nature’s wonders at Kiama Blowhole, there is fun to be found across the area.


Found the right holiday location? Get booking!

Don’t miss out — secure your accommodation so you can start planning for that long-awaited holiday! From booking transfers to organising your helicopter ride there, planning now will ensure your holiday is seamless and enjoyable when the time comes.

To book your helicopter charters, give us a call on (02) 9637 4455.

Your private transport option around NSW during these difficult times.

Strict hygiene protocols will be implemented on all flights including PPE.

Sydney Helicopters is continually monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. Whilst we have ceased short tourism sightseeing flights as a precaution, we are totally committed to providing transport options to regional NSW.

The very nature of helicopter flight is that it involves very small groups and minimal interaction with people. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.

Our aircraft are clean and kept to the highest standard of cleanliness along with our private heliport facility.

Should you book with us and have to cancel due to contracting COVID-19, we will refund your booking 100%.