Get a bird’s eye view of Macarthur

Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

5Adrenalin-seekers can now take to the air and enjoy the scenery of the Macarthur region from helicopters, light planes, gliders, tiger moths, jetfighters and hot air balloons, with Balloon Aloft offering a special 15 per cent discount on flights.

The saving is valid until further notice on midweek, full-priced morning flights over the historic Camden area, reducing the cost to $289 per person – a discount of $51.

Hot air balloons are a common and majestic sight over the hills and dales of the Macarthur region, with award-winning Balloon Aloft pioneering its first Australian flights in the region more than 35 years ago. The balloon flights are about one hour in duration and take place as the sun rises, providing a stunning view of the region, just 50 minutes from the Sydney CBD. After the flight, guests celebrate with a buffet breakfast and sparkling wine at Rydges Campbelltown’s new eatery, Otis Bar and Grill.

Other ways to see Macarthur from the air include:
Air Combat Australia – Perfect for thrill seekers, Air Combat Australia offers the opportunity fly in a jet fighter, experience aerobatics and move at speeds up to 910km/h. From $1200.

Airborne Aviation – Scenic and aerobatic aeroplane flights, vintage tiger moth flights, charter flights and flying lessons. From $275 for 30 minutes.

Curtis Aviation – Flying training, aircraft hire, charter and joy flights, including wilderness flights west to Yerranderie ghost town. From $149 per person for a 30-minute, hands-on training flight, $250 per person for a 30 minute aerobatic flight and $340 for a 40-minute scenic joy flight over Macarthur for three people.

Southern Cross Gliding – Glide over Camden in a two-seated glider with an experienced instructor. Includes an introduction to flying a glider.

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