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The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown
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The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown

By Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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$5,758.13
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$5,758.13
per group (up to 5)

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Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
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  • Scenic Helicopter tour
  • Gourmet Lunch hamper including a variety of cheeses, chutneys, semi dried tomatoes, olives, fresh bread, fruit, salad, smoked & cold meats
  • Gourmet Beverage hamper including Champagne, NZ Beer, bottled water, juice and soft drink.
  • Picnic Rug
  • Picnic chairs (on request)
  • Bose noise cancelling headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional pilot / guide
  • Applicable landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Subject to availability
  • 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Airports:
  • Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, Tasmania Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7500P7

  • Pricing is based per helicopter at one rate
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date 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
  • Please provide any dietary requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

How much is The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown?
The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown price starts from $5,728.83. Discover and book The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
What is the The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown cancellation policy?
The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown?
The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown is hosted by Over The Top - The Helicopter Company. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Over The Top - The Helicopter Company on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown on Tripadvisor
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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: 7500P7

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    10 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
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    Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The Milford Ultimate is Over the Top’s trip of a lifetime. Relaxed and unhurried, you can make the most of each incredible environment your pilot takes you to. With four diverse landings, you will experience pristine alpine lakes; Sutherland Falls, the tallest waterfall in New Zealand; majestic Milford Sound; uninhabited wild yet beautiful beaches with the opportunity to stroll along the shore, glaciers high in the Alps and the fiords coastal rainforests. Stroll on an uninhabited beach, soar amongst mountains, dine at a remote alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of the age-old glaciers and prehistoric rainforests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and interpretive expedition distils the essence of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This trip includes a gourmet picnic hamper of delightful cheeses, cold meats, breads, salads and fruit. Sip champagne and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages at a location far from where others may travel.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

kimaG3499OA
kimaG3499OA
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Top Thing To Do
Absolutely spectacular! My husband did not want to do it. He loved it! It was such a great experience. Our pilot, D
Tour55390324435
Tour55390324435
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Spectacular Trip with Over The Top
I researched countless heli cruise options for Milford Sound from Queenstown and ultimately chose Over The Top. I
Wander516960
Wander516960
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Glacier beauties
Exhilarating tour of Milford Sound and landing on glacier was highlight! Our pilot, Phil, was terrific giving us so
Graham L
Graham L
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Helicopter heaven
What an amazing experience our pilot who I think was called Andrew but I am useless with names was excellent great
ehimdoc
ehimdoc
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Amazing helicopter trip over Milford Sound
Absolutely amazing. Our pilot, Stephen, was very kind in explaining what to expect and what was expected from us. I
edjamesb123
edjamesb123
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Awesome day
Awesome company with great customer service and attention to details. Pedro & René sorted us an unforgettable exper
Resort55208781880
Resort55208781880
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Best way to see New Zealand
We didn’t know what to expect and we’re overwhelmed by the vastness and the beauty of New Zealand. It was an incred
PeteH531
PeteH531
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Amazing Queenstown views.
We were originally scheduled for the Milford Sound but the weather did not cooperate. Instead, we had a wonderful
nyctraveler7001
nyctraveler7001
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Incredible experience viewing landforms around Queenstown, including glacier landing
We enjoyed an incredible morning with Stephen, our pilot, touring the mountains and glaciers. The weather at Milfo
brettkV8275AC
brettkV8275AC
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An event that will be remembered
What a fantastic experience. Perfect weather helped Im sure but the flight to Cecil Peak was amazing. Safety at all
Lisa_New_Zealand_Q
Lisa_New_Zealand_Q
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Spectacular Views!
A memory of a lifetime!! Over The Top Helicopter provided an extraordinary experience to fly over the Southern Alps
Rgprints
Rgprints
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Incredible, fantastic experience!!!
Our tour was arranged by Lindblad, so it was a custom combination that combined pieces from several of the listed t
742michellek
742michellek
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This is something everyone should do
What an amazing experience. Hubby surprised me with this for my 60th. We had perfect weather and the team from Ove
KC_SF1
KC_SF1
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Views of a lifetime
Awesome views, smooth flight, great photos and Ben was an excellent pilot and family photographer. Thank you.
Soozywong
Soozywong
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Not to be missed
Unbelievably experience. Absolutely breathtaking, stunning views The pilot was knowledgeable and had a great sense
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thetraveller99
Auckland, New Zealand95 contributions
Sep 2020
We wanted to have a special experience and this trip ticked ALL the boxes. We were looking at many other trips and operators, but were recommended to OTT by someone who knows them professionally. I was looking at cheaper options, but felt you do not often get disappoint if you upgrade. This proved to be correct as their attention to detail was superb - from pre departure to arrival back at queenstown. The 4 landings they do make this a one off experience. We had walked the Milford Track a couple of years earlier so going to the top of the Sutherland Falls and having lunch at Lake Quill was the highlight though my sons loved a snowfight on a glacier! Our pilot Michael was excellent; highly experienced with loads of interesting stories.
If you can afford the time and the Eurocopter, then you will not be disappointed. I'd travel with them again tomorrow if we could!!
Written September 19, 2020
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Thanks Ian for your kind words. The Ultimate is one of our favourites and exactly that - 'the Ultimate', as it really showcases the diversity of the landscape in the Fiordland National Park with multiple landing locations. Our EC130 Eurocopter is a beauty with panoramic viewing and i'm sure you have some great photos from on board. I will pass on your kind words to Michael and our crew and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future. Kind Regards Katie
Written October 22, 2020
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Craig K
Granger, IN11 contributions
Dec 2022
What a fantastic experience to enjoy seeing the Milford Sound ,Fiordland, beaches and other spots by helicopter. We need two helicopter for the nine family members and it was amazing because we landed and enjoyed each spot together. The weather was not conducive to do our Glacier landing , but I can tell you it wasn't missed. They more than made up for not landing at the Glacier by landing at a special place. My grandchild age 7,10,11,16 all had the time of their lives. Each helicopter had room for two people in front and it ended up the grandchild wanted those seat and had great inaction with our pilots.
We had plenty of time at each spot to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Our grandsons and granddaughters enjoyed climbing the safe rocks and beach excursion.
There was some question of airsick or fears doing the helicopter by the parents, but rest assure once we lifted off this fear was quickly erased by how smooth they were able to control the helicopter.
I question the if the young ones would get bored and not enjoy the picnic ,but was surprise to see them all interacting together. To hear our grandchildren interact with the pilot and their continues talking was amazing. What fun.
We spent two weeks travel and doing many activities in New Zealand , but I can tell you both of our families told us a highlight of our trip was this Helicopter experience. I highly recommend Over The Top Company .
Written January 15, 2023
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guest_abroad_111
Missoula, MT20 contributions
My disclaimer in writing this review is that this was the most expensive vacation activity I have ever paid for. It took months to convince my wife to book it and I will still be paying it off well after we return. That said, this easily ranked as one of our top 10 life experiences EVER and was worth every penny. When I am on my death bed, I will undoubtedly remember the breathtaking scenery we witnessed that day with our pilot Rene, for whom I have immense respect. Words fail to describe just how mind-blowing this tour was.
Written December 31, 2022
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Peter W
Bethesda, MD29 contributions
Jan 2023
Our Milford Sound scenic flight with Ben was spectacular, one of the highlights of our trip. The scenery was gorgeous. We landed four different times, from lakes to beaches to glaciers. The picnic lunch spread was great. And Ben was not only a skilled, safe pilot but also a superb guide and host for a few hours. Highly recommended.
Written January 31, 2023
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John Bongard
8 contributions
Absolutely first class !! James was the best pilot/guide you could ask for. We couldn't think of a better way to spend a special day together as a family. Thankyou Choppy and the team !!
Written September 12, 2020
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Thank you John! We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to have our beautiful backyard and i'm sure you have some super photos that have captured these magic places. I will pass on your kind words to James, Choppy and the team, and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future. Kind Regards Katie
Written October 22, 2020
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Ian Stewart
Lorne, Australia3 contributions
Sep 2022
There are times in your life when you say "should I or shouldn't I", and my hesitation on whether or not to embark on the investment of a lifetime experience were quickly reinforced as one of the best experiences EVER! Our family group of four were looked after through every step of the journey, and our pilot/guide, Rene, went over and above to ensure our experience went without a hitch, and kindly helped put at ease my concern with heights. The ground crew were equally as helpful/professional and provided us as a family group with memories that will last forever - Thank you!
Written September 28, 2022
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Tim and Carole
South Miami, FL2 contributions
Nov 2019
Had a terrific half-day tour in an immaculate Airbus helicopter flown by Ryan. Very knowledgable about the area and a terrific pilot. I recommend over the Top and Ryan very much.
Written November 16, 2019
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Thank you cat_abbott, we appreciate your feedback, It was certainly a pleasure having you on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard. Will pass on your kind words to Ryan and we look forward to welcoming you back to fly with us again. Kind Regards Katie Over The Top Helicopters
Written January 24, 2020
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amanda_to_go
Austin, TX4 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
I can't imagine a better way to experience the majestic beauty of Fjordland. We made 4 different stops, all gorgeous and almost completely different environments. We were pretty lucky with the weather, seemed like a clear day, but our pilot, Ryan, was worried about clouds rolling in. He did a great job of ensuring our safety while we enjoyed ourselves. I was very impressed with that. The last stop of the tour was where we had a nice spread of cheeses and meats for a picnic lunch in a gorgeous setting. We spent two weeks in New Zealand and this was still the highlight of our trip. I cannot recommend it enough.
Written January 13, 2019
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Thank you Amanda_to_go! We really appreciate your amazing review and are certainly lucky to fly our passengers to some of the most stunning locations in the world on a daily basis. The Milford Ultimate is one of our unique excursions in which showcases the best in what Fiordland has to offer in it's natural beauty. 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 Ryan and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future. Best wishes, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
Written January 27, 2019
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AMBasinger
Wilmington, NC30 contributions
This trip was incredible!! Dan showed us all around Queenstown aerially and then took us to see Milford Sound. We landed at several amazing places, always feeling very comfortable with Dan’s flying. He had us at ease the entire time so we could enjoy all these incredible sights. We finished with a picnic above Queenstown. The meal was fabulous and the scenery breathtaking. A must on any Queenstown trip!! Thank you Dan.
Written January 13, 2018
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Annette Grant
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Incredible experience. Choppy was amazing. Thanks for an unforgettable experience. Would do it again
Written March 2, 2023
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