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Over The Top - The Helicopter Company - Tours

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Address: The Blue Hanger, Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2233
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OVER THE TOP – more than a helicopter flight. With the latest...

OVER THE TOP – more than a helicopter flight. With the latest helicopters available, our interpretive excursions incorporate Queenstown, Milford and the Fiords of southern New Zealand, alpine glaciers and remote lakes with gourmet picnics, hiking, boating, extreme golfing, wine tours, fly fishing or skiing.Our selection of relaxed experiences distils the essence of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery whilst immersing you in the natural history of the area.Meet, friends of ours, local photographers, artists, high country farmers, wine makers, skippers all of whom are delighted to share their expertise and friendliness. Safety is paramount and continued investment has seen our fleet grow to include the Eurocopter, the worlds most advanced flight seeing helicopter with its enhanced safety features and incredible viewing.

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Breathtaking flight

It was our first helicopter trip and flying with our calm, and capable pilot Simon made it a memorable experience. Over the Top make the right decisions for your safety based on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It was our first helicopter trip and flying with our calm, and capable pilot Simon made it a memorable experience. Over the Top make the right decisions for your safety based on the weather and so being flexible with time is important. It is worth it to experience the sight of the mountains and lakes around Queenstown. Simon brought the... More 

Thank Cmm30
Queenstown, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I did the Milford Highlights flight and suffice it to say it was incredible! The guys at Over The Top are very good at ensuring you have the best experience with consideration to the weather, the service, and the experience itself. Experiencing Milford from the air is really something special. If you are going to book a Milford flight, Over... More 

Thank Jacqui C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were lucky to have perfect flying weather. Our pilot, Simon, was awesome, very capable and knowledgeable, when we arrived at Milford Sound, we took a boat tour which was very nice. Flying home we landed the copter at 6000 feet for excellent thrill and photo op. Professional service all the way around.

Thank Julie S
Long Island, New York
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150 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had booked a private "ultimate" adventure several months in advance. When they cancelled on us for reported bad weather, our hotel called a different company who took us immediately (at the time of the reported bad weather) and we had a great time...and the weather was in fact fine and the trip awesome. Not sure what was going on...and... More 

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OverTheTophelicopter, Owner at Over The Top - The Helicopter Company - Tours, responded to this review

5StarDivaFamily We do apologise that you were unable to fly with Over The Top during your time in Queenstown. The Civil Aviation Authority have parameters for Air Transport Operations that do not allow us to fly over cloud or within a stipulated distance of cloud at passes.We strictly adhere to these when setting our criteria on whether it is safe... More 

United States
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The weather cleared and we got to go on a short trip with Brad as our pilot. The scenery was incredible and simply breathtaking. Brad was patient and friendly, and helped take some rather nice photos of our family on the glacier. He is an excellent pilot and the flight was extremely smooth. My husband and I were particularly touched... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

An unbelievable trip. World class in every respect. White Is is an active volcano and our pilot and guided Daniel's just excellent. The scenery around Rotorua and Taupo is exceptional but the desolate yet colourful landscape of the Island takes the cake.

Thank Des546
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We loved our helicopter tour. We thought our pilot was very responsible. We loved the views. It was a great experience. Only note is that we thought we would have a private trip but ended up with another (nice) couple.

1 Thank AmyBDC
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Over the weekend my friends and I were lucky enough to experience Queenstown from all new heights. We took off from OTT's 'Blue Hangar' on Tex Smith Lane and headed down the Kawarau River searching out the best vineyards to try our hand at before swinging back around and heading over the Crown Range and Arrowtown, around the basin up... More 

Thank MrAdventure2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I recently traveled to Queenstown for our honeymoon. We were excited for all the adventure it had to offer, but also hoped to take in the scenery in a less daring way. Lunch on a mountain peak seemed like something out of The Bachelor, and an experience we never thought we'd share. Simply put. This was everything... More 

Thank Joseph A
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Shakespeare should have lived to these times to see this Helicopter Company justifies its name through the professionalism and genuine hospitality they offer. You can just imagine how highly rated they are in terms of their work that when we told our taxi driver about the trip he was like "OVER THE TOP ??GUYS YOU GONNA HAVE TIME OF YOUR... More 

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