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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 helicopters...

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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Outstanding experience

We are so glad that we chose this company for our helicopter experience in Queenstown. We were with our son celebrating his college graduation. This adventure was truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary D
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad that we chose this company for our helicopter experience in Queenstown. We were with our son celebrating his college graduation. This adventure was truly outstanding from beginning to end. Our pilot, Brad, went way above and beyond to make our day one that we would remember for life. Office staff was so nice as well.

Thank Mary D
Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We reserved two seats on what was advertised as an ""Out of the ordinary, interpretive experience." In fact, the short19 min flight cost us $530 (2 seats) and the pilot gave us no commentary at all. The pilot made a judgement that the winds were too high, so he brought us in early. We appreciate the safety considerations, but we... More 

2 Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This trip was expensive but worth every dollar. Helicopters are in excellent condition and the pilots are very experienced with 1000's of hours. We had a great day for weather and landed several times, including lunch on top of a mountain. The scenery was spectacular from the Milford Sound to the west coast beaches to the glaciers. We have done... More 

Thank Thomas K
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This was the company used by our wedding planner and such we didn't have a lot of choice regarding helicopter companies we used. However, this was not disappointing at all and I dare say I couldn't have chosen better myself. Experienced pilots started with a brief safety demonstration and were very helpful when boarding the helicopters and heading off. They... More 

Thank Demii G
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have been privileged to have some incredibly special experiences in our travels, but our Helicopter / Cruise experience today with Over The Top will surely go down in our books as one of, if not the best among them. Seen through the eyes of a mid-30s couple or our 3-year-old son, who joined us, it was equally remarkable. First,... More 

Thank AI_LI_2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Did the Milford Sound Heli cruise with my family and we absolutely loved it. The scenery throughout the entire duration of the flight was breathtaking. Our pilot, Dan was very friendly, informative and professional. We went on a scenic cruise when we arrived at milford sound. The glacier and remarkables landings were both stunning and gave us excellent photo opportunities.... More 

Thank 269joep
Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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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 

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