You can't help but feel like James Bond when you climb into the compact helicopter that is set to ferry you up over the Sydney CBD. You'll need to arrive half an hour before your scheduled departure time to watch a short safety video, get weighed (there are strict weight limits for the choppers) and buckle on your life jacket bumbag. The cabin of the helicopter is mostly glass so every seat gets excellent views, and it's amazing how quickly they can get you from the airport to the tops of the skyscrapers in the city. You'll hover over Darling Harbour before hooking out towards Goat Island to make a majestic run at the Harbour Bridge. A loop around the harbour takes in Kirribilli House, Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, Rose Bay, Woolloomooloo, and Fort Denison. From here you'll head out towards the heads before taking a sharp right to track the Sydney coastline down from Vaucluse to the famous golden sands of Bondi and Maroubra before heading back into Botany Bay to make a whisper soft landing back at the base. Flying into Sydney in a commercial aeroplane might make you think you've appreciated the city from the air, but this tour is the technicolour, high-def version.