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Milford and Fiordland Highlights Tour by Helicopter from Queenstown
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Milford and Fiordland Highlights Tour by Helicopter from Queenstown

By Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
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  • Scenic Helicopter tour
  • Glacier and West Coast Beach landing with helicopter shut down to experience complete serenity of the surrounds
  • Live commentary in English from your knowledgeable pilot
  • Dramatically stunning views in the Fiordland National Park
  • Amazing opportunity to capture the most photographic scenery in New Zealand
  • Applicable National park, landing and facility fees
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Luxury and pristine range of helicopters within the fleet
  • Shared or private helicopter options available
What's not included
  • Food and Beverage - options available to pre purchase
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Blue Hanger at the end of Tex Smith Lane
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7500P6

    • Pricing is based either per person or per helicopter at one rate
    • Maximum 6 – 9 passengers per helicopter
    • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If we are unable to fly due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative flight or full refund
    • Minimum passenger numbers apply for Shared flights
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements on shared flights. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended as you will be walking in uneven terrain
    • A warm layer is recommended to bring with you or wear
    • You will be contacted either the day prior or the day of your booking to confirm based on weather conditions
    • What to bring – a warm layer, sunglasses, camera & a smile
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7500P6

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    • Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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      Joined in March 2011
    • 546kend
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth every penny
      I’ve been to 175 countries and major territories; the Milford Sound helicopter flight and cruise rates as one of my very best experiences!
      Written May 7, 2024
    • ellensE4698ZQ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a Lifetime Experience
      Wow! This was an experience of a lifetime. Our pilot Ben was funny, engaging, and knowledgable -- and a fantastic photographer. He also took the time to show up incredible sites, including landing near a glacial lake, a beach at the Milford Sound, and on a glacier! We absolutely loved every minute of our trip with Over the Top. We couldn't recommend this experience more for anyone looking to experience Milford Sound!
      Written April 25, 2024
    • 279deanr
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical trip with a great pilot
      Davey (our pilot) was I credibly knowledgeable and friendly whilst also making us feel safe and explaining how the pilots use their experience and knowledge of the area to ensure all flights are as smooth as possible and always with safety at the top of the agenda. It was a great trip and we even got to play a bit of impromptu golf off the top of one landing spots . Would not hesitate to recommend this trip and company.
      Written April 16, 2024
    • Barclay25
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do in New Zealand. Beautiful, comfortable helicopters with talented pilots.
      We had excellent weather to start. We felt extremely safe flying with Hamish who flew over spectacular heights with outstanding views. The glacier stop with a beautiful calm and stunning beauty then an awesome fly over New Zealand's steep mountain face thrilled us all. The cruise gave us a calm 2 hours viewing the majestic beauty of the fjord and mountains at water level. Seals and birds added to the excellent commentary as we learned about the area.
      Written April 6, 2024
    • Nexusnc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best compay
      This company was perfect with us. Special mention to Catherine ;-) We had a splendid weather ans my niece saw the snow for her first time
      Written April 5, 2024
    • 429leei
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime trip!!!
      AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING trip!!! One of the best things I have ever done. Did it as a family of 4 - views were absolutely incredible and managed to stop at the top of one of the mountains and throw some snowballs. The pilot (Choppy) was great, so good with the kids - even gave them free peanut butter sandwichs!
      Written March 29, 2024
    • gerritk503
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Missed the boat
      Our scheduled Milford Sound landing was cancelled because of weather there. Instead we landed at a glacial lake and on a beach, where we sipped champagne. We think this was a better trip than the boat cruise would have been.
      Written March 12, 2024
    • 722yashic
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do when in Queenstown
      The views were amazing! Our pilot Liu was very informative He gave us insights on the towns and mountains when while we were passing them. We had 15 minutes on the mountain to walk around and take heaps of photos. The helicopter was shut down so it was serene and peaceful on the Top.The entire experience was excellent from the start till the end. Would definitely recommend Over the Top Helicopters.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • isabelc0909
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Queenstown must do!
      We did this helicopter tour as part of our honeymoon and it will go down as one of my most memorable travel experiences! Our pilot, Davy, is from a family that has been in the area for generations and I was pleasantly surprised by how much commentary he was able to offer about the history and landscape of the area. The views are actually remarkable! We had a travel agent book the experience so didn't know we'd be making landings until we were on the tour. I highly recommend it so you can get some fresh air and take in the locations from the ground also. This was an all around great way to see places that typically require a day trip or significant hiking.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • Culture17619601335
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      Awesome experience
      Staff were great & explained everything perfectly. The views & ride were amazing and once we landed the pilot made the experience very relaxed and at our own pace.....golf on a mountain!!!! Amazing!!!!
      Written February 24, 2024
    • 789DavidW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of a highlight-packed month in NZ
      One of the highlights of a highlight-packed month in New Zealand. Hamish was a friendly, calm, and competent pilot who took us over spectacular scenery, accompanied us on the Milford Sound cruise, and then landed on an alpine lake on the way back to Queenstown. We have seen a lot of beautiful vistas from the hiking trails and enjoyed seeing them from the air We were novice helicopter riders so we didn’t know what to expect. Now we’re ready to do it again!
      Written February 23, 2024
    • caroljimbo
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Valentines Day Celebrations.
      Valentines Day celebration , Quick run over to McConnockie country Whiskey hut. Hamish great Pilot, great personality, very smooth operator. Loved the whole day, my lady loved the surprise filght. Thanks Choppy James Patterson 👏👏
      Written February 21, 2024
    • Tour35392813269
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      Beautiful Helicopter Tour - Can't Wait to do Again!
      We had a fantastic flight with Phil and Over the Top. Phil was top notch in not only in his piloting skills but also in his tour and pointing out all the amazing features of the landscape. We made two landings and enjoyed both equally - somehow with staggeringly different verandas in only a matter of 20 minutes. We will certainly do another tour next time we're back!
      Written January 29, 2024
    • beccymac1
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      Awesome awesome awesome. Big highlight of our NZ trip was the glacier and Milford Sound tour. Renee was a great tour guide. Awesome day out
      Written January 28, 2024
    • Sightseer28685021953
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      Written January 18, 2024
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    Resort55208781880
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn’t know what to expect and we’re overwhelmed by the vastness and the beauty of New Zealand. It was an incredible way to see the country. We landed on a glacier which was unexpected and was the highlight of our trip. Pilot was great and very safe. We would recommend the trip to anyone visiting the area. All I can say is fantastic!!!!
    Written February 24, 2023
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    Michael B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    THE way to see Milford Sound with a glacier and beach landing thrown in for good measure. A clear highlight of our 3 week trip in NZ. Our pilot Ben was a class act, 10/10
    Written January 14, 2024
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    Thanks for the sterling endorsement, so nice to hear an Over The Top Helicopter Experience was a highlight of your trip. We hope to see you, your friends and family in the future.
    Written January 18, 2024
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    Valerielc1
    Costa Rica42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    So I've been traveling Australia and NZed for 1 month. I did 2 helicopter rides in Sydney, one in the Coral Reef Barrier and this one. This was by far the best. Have to be fair: just because the views are out of this world. I was literally speechless. Looking at the pics tonite in my room I think they didn't do justice to the beauty......just because it really is something you have to live.
    James was our pilot. He did a fantastic job!! He took us in a fantastic ride! Not only because the obvious: but he also was really well informed about the area.
    If you come to Queenstown......this is the way to see it.....:)
    Written April 18, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you! We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to fly our passengers to some of the most stunning locations in the world on a daily basis and we're glad you have some super photos that have captured these magic moments. It was a pleasure having you on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard, thank you for choosing us. I will pass on your kind words to James and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future! Take care & best wishes, Katie Crew at Over The Top Helicopters
    Written April 23, 2018
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    Mary Grace G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Family
    Amazing views of Milford Sound and the surrounding mountain ranges. They had a great professional team. We would recommend this tour to anyone!
    Written March 13, 2024
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    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Glad to hear you had a superb experience.
    Written March 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Eric T
    Austin, TX2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    This was awesome. Choppy - CEO and pilot -was incredible. We saw some insane stuff and had a terrific time. Cannot think of coming back to Queenstown and not doing this again. Simply amazing!
    Written May 18, 2023
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    Graeme K
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    I booked 2 helicopters and took the family , WHAT a great day PEDRO looked after co-ordination, Ben chief pilot Rena was the other pilot both were OUTSTANDING we landed at the most beautiful and remote spots the BBQ and the team did a wonderful job the setting was unique anyone could not of had a better day anywhere in the world,
    Written December 14, 2022
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    M&I ChCh
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021 • Friends
    Thank you so much OTT especially James our pilot for a fantastic day flying into some of the most stunning places in the world.
    A truly incredible experience!
    Written September 16, 2021
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    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. James had a wonderful time flying you too. Hope to take you or your friends Over The Top soon.
    Written September 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Curiosity586683
    Atlanta, GA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We had an incredible experience! Ryan was the best tour guide and smoothest helicopter flyer ever. From check in to leaving at the very end was an experience i would highly recommend.
    Written February 29, 2020
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    Mary Z
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2018 • Couples
    My husband and I took this helicopter tour over Milford Sound and the glaciers on our honeymoon. The views were stunning, the staff were so friendly, and landing on the glaciers was an amazing experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. New Zealand is a stunning place in general, and getting to view it from the helicopter was a special experience.
    Written February 26, 2019
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    Thank you Mary Z! We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to fly our passengers to some of the most stunning locations in the world on a daily basis and we hope you captured some magic honeymoon memories both on flight and on the Glacier. It was a pleasure having you on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard, thank you for choosing us, i will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the crew. Kind Regards Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written March 6, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    nittanyninja
    Santa Rosa Beach, FL15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2018 • Couples
    We did the SWO (share with others). Brad was our pilot and he was very informative and friendly and took pictures for us. My wife was his 'copilot' for the 1st leg of the trip down through Milford Sound to beach landing. We did the bus/boat tour the previous day and getting to see the grandeur from all those different views made it more impactful. We then left the beach and up through the rainforest for a landing on a mountain where we got to play in the snow and get more pictures. Would recommend these guys to everyone.
    Written November 14, 2018
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    Thank you nittanyninja! We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to fly our passengers to some of the most stunning locations in the world on a daily basis and we're glad you have some super photos that have captured these magic moments. It was a pleasure having you on board with us and you were able to see Milford Sound from a birds eye view. I will pass on your kind words to Brad and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future! Kindest regards, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written November 18, 2018
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