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Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Helicopter Tours Take Off in Port Stephens

unnamed (8)Skyline Port Stephens, formerly known as Newcastle Helicopters, has become part of the Skyline Aviation Group, and to mark the new-look has launched new tours and is offering a special ten per cent discount off all helicopter scenic tours booked before October 6, 2014.

Skyline Port Stephens offers views of Port Stephens' sandy beaches, sheltered bays, sand dunes, national parkland and even whales and dolphins from a unique vantage point in the air. Located at Nelson Bay in Port Stephens, the company operates helicopter flights seven days per week and offers a number of tours, including two new options.

The new tour packages include ‘Ales with Altitude’ which includes a scenic helicopter flight from Nelson Bay to Murray's Brewery in Port Stephens , where guests can experience a tour of the award-winning craft brewery and receive $25 ‘brewery bucks’ each to spend on food or drinks. The package is available from $144 per person (including 10 per cent discount) if booked before October 6, 2014, for weekends and public holidays. An unnamed (9)extended Ultimate Ales with Altitude tour is also available on weekdays.

Another new experience on offer is the Hunter Valley Luncheon Flight, where guests will fly along the picturesque coastlines from Port Stephens to Newcastle and then wine and dine at the Hunter Valley vineyard of their choice, before flying back to Nelson Bay. The package is available from $450 per person (including 10 per cent discount) if booked before October 6, 2014.
Scenic helicopter tours booked before October 6, 2014 will attract a special of 10 per cent off the website price, making the 10 minute Scenic Sampler flight available from $68 per person. The 30 minute Dolphin Spotting Flight will be available from $180 per person.

With almost 20 years' experience, Skyline Aviation is the most experienced helicopter company in the Hunter region. In addition to scenic tours, Skyline also offers aerial photography, surveying, a pilot training school, and assists in fire and flood relief.

For more information, and to book a scenic helicopter tour of Port Stephens, call (02) 4965 1800 or visit

For more information on other activities, accommodation, dining, attractions, events, holiday deals and maps, visit Destination Port Stephens’ website -

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