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Over The Top - The Helicopter Company - Private Tours

Address: The Blue Hanger, Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 2233
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Owner description: OVER THE TOP – more than a helicopter flight. With the latest helicopters available, our...
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Owner description: 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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Clearly not a cheap experience but value is there. These helicopters are very (very) expensive to maintain and each shut down and re-start is a few hundred dollars in engine time/maintenance(!), add the fuel, a private pilot with experience navigating some of the most complex terrain in the world, and the first rate refreshments, and you can understand the value... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I was apprehensive about the "Picnic on the Peak" that we had planned during our stay in Queenstown because I have vertigo and a fear of heights. Our very professional, knowledgeable, and talented pilot Michael quickly put my fears to rest and assured me of our safety. He brought us to a warm and sunny spot on the top of... More 

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Sydney
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

To quote Ferris Bueller, "if you have the means, I highly recommend it." We flew with Over the Top on the advice of a friend who is a nervous flier. They are differentiated in Christchurch (which has 4-5 helicopter charter firms) as a "top of the line" operation. For example, they are the only firm using Europcopters. Some other firms... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Always was and seems that as long as Choppy is around will always be the top helicopter copmpany in Queenstown! From beginning to end a fantastic experience with special thanks to Brad our pilot for the day to Milford Sound. If you are looking a for a memory for life go no further, book now!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Took a day trip with friends with Over The Top in January 2013. While the perfect weather helped in terms of smooth ride, great visibility and dazzling colours, nothing should be taken away from the highly professional outfit that is Over the Top. Two very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate pilots per chopper, beautiful looking helicopters, outstanding lunch next to a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very attentive & professional staff. We went up on their modern Eurocopter to a peak overlooking Queenstown. Absolutely incredible views. Thank you to our pilot Louisa who went the extra mile to make our experience very special.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is a truly amazing experience. We decided since we were in Queesntown we should splash out and do something really amazing - this more than fitted the bill! Michael, our pilot, was great - very informative and friendly, yet not intrusive. He's a Central Otago boy and his pride in the region, the company and his job is more... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

After doing the small aeroplane trip to the Milford Sound a few years back, a helicopter ride appealed to us more as it allowed stops. We were lucky to get Over-the-Top's new Eurocopter, so the ride was very comfortable for all 6 of us! Choppy (the pilot) picked us from our designated spot, and we flew across towards the glaciers,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We did Picnic on the Peak with these guys just after Xmas. It was around $500 per head for the four of us but this turned out to be great value. Brand new chopper, great pilot and a few spots on the peaks over looking Queenstown - one for photos and one for our picnic. They dropped us off with... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We really enjoyed our 90 minute trip with Over The Top, which included Milford Sound and a glacier landing. They collected us from our accommodation and returned us afterwards. The pilot was friendly and professional and struck a good balance between providing information and letting us take in the spectacular scenery. We were fortunate to also have some of the... More 

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