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The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown provided by Over The Top - The Helicopter Company

The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown

The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown
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Allow 4 Hours Landings: West Coast Beach, Glacier, Milford Sound, Alpine Lake Stroll on a deserted beach, soar among mountains and dine at an alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of the age old glaciers and prehistoric rain forests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and interpretive expedition distills the essence of New Zealand's most dramatic scenery. Enjoy a delicious gourmet picnic lunch & beverage hamper in one of the worlds most beautiful locations
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7500P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
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.
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
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
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
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.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
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
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    10 Tex Smith Lane
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for 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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Darcy Wilkinson
2 contributions
The ultimate half day experience in the skies
Aug 2021
Fantastic flight with Michael who was very professional and informative. He is also a very good photographer !!
The whole team played their role very well from booking the flight to saying goodbye
A must do
Written August 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you DWW12345. We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to have some of the most stunning locations in our backyard and we're delighted you had such a great experience with Michael. It was a pleasure having you on board, thank you for choosing us and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Michael and our crew, Best Wishes The Over The Top Team
Written August 31, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thetraveller99
Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions
Recommend you do this trip!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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John Bongard
7 contributions
The best day !
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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TimWilliams
2 contributions
Simply Superb
Sep 2020 • Couples
Had 4 landings and all different and great. Glacier landing, West Coast beach landing, Milford Sound landing and Lake Quill (above Sutherland falls) landing.
Written September 11, 2020
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Thank you WeatherTipper 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 had such a great time. We can really showcase the diversity of the landscape in the Fiordland National Park. It was a pleasure having you on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard, thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards Katie & the Team @ Over The Top Helicopters
Written October 22, 2020
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Sherpa792365
1 contribution
awesome
Feb 2020
once in a lifetime experience- amazing trip- our pilot Ryan was fantastic- landed on a glacier and had a snowball fight, then hit golf balls- best way to enjoy the beauty of New Zealand
Written February 26, 2020
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Tim and Carole
South Miami, FL2 contributions
Great tour
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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John M
Indio, CA16 contributions
WOW!!
We did the flight and Sound cruise with Rene as our pilot in a Eurocopter.. what an amazing experience!! Up over the Souther Alps down into Milford Sound and landing near a glacier on the return trip. Outstanding flight, first class operation, and very friendly and professional people!! Don’t visit Queenstown without doing a helicopter tour..can’t recommend Over The Top more highly!! Do it!!
Written April 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you johnmP7692RJ! 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 i'm sure 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 Rene and we look forward to welcoming you back to take your breath away again in the future. Warm regards Katie Over The Top Helicopters
Written April 26, 2019
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Kevin S
2 contributions
Could not have better
Feb 2019 • Friends
As our friends and us told our pilot, Rene, we have been lucky enough to experience many wonderful things throughout the world and for us to have a “best” experience is a very high bar. This trip was absolutely perfect in every way. Four amazing landing spots, fantastic lunch and a top notch and knowledgeable and friendly pilot.
It could not have been a better experience and will absolutely be the highlight of our trip in NZ.
Written March 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you KevinS9080! We really appreciate your amazing review, we are certainly lucky to have some of the most stunning locations in our backyard. We're delighted you had such a great experience with Rene and it sounds like he set the bar quite high. It was a pleasure having you on board, thank you for choosing us and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Rene and our 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.

amanda_to_go
Austin, TX4 contributions
Unforgettable experience
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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ShuMing
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
Fantastic helicopter tour
Best way to take in the fiordlands efficiently from a queenstown home base. Highly recommend - Dan our pilot was fantastic
Written June 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you! We really appreciate your comments and yes, we are certainly lucky to fly our passengers to some of the most stunning locations in the world on a daily basis. It was a pleasure having you on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard, thank you for choosing us and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Dan. Best wishes & kind regards, Katie - Crew at Over The Top Helicopters
Written June 17, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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TravelTodayAlways
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Wow
Thank you so much OTT especially James our pilot for a fantastic day flying into some of the most stunning places i
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Awesome helicopter ride to Remarkablex
The whole experience was awesome. OTT were really friendly knowledgeable and very accomodating….. Great value for m
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Breathtaking
Absolutely breathtaking and incredible experience. I cannot recommend it enough. Pilot was amazing and we had the p
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The perfect afternoon out
Cannot recommend this company enough. Various package options given. We picked to have the helicopter to ourselves
Emsieembell
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Once in a lifetime experience!
INCREDIBLE! To be taken to areas that are so untouched is just breathtaking. Pilot Michael was so knowledgeable on
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Well run and very helpful and friendly
What a great experience. They can tailor packages and although our flight was a short one they looked after us ext
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Amazing
Amazing experience for the whole family! Kids had a blast!!! Thanks to everyone who made this possible, weather cam
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Best experience
Amazing views and being able to land on the mountain and have some time to take pictures and play in the show was t
Nepenny
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Highlight of our trip!
Wow what an experience!! It was the absolute highlight of our trip. We landed on the remarkables and there’s just n
angusdeacon
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An amazing Queenstown experience
Great service and communication, followed by spectacular views high above Queenstown. A friendly pilot and state of
PaulEkers
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You Have To Do This!
Amazing time! The staff are fantastic and even though our trip was delayed due to low cloud, they updated us at the
DPiper76
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Absolutely stunning!
I booked this trip as a surprise for my wife and it could not have been better. The team were friendly and helpful.
JHSEB
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WOW! 100% Queenstown Must Do!
I have to say that this is one of the best experiences we’ve ever done. Everyone had an amazing time, it couldn’t
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See Queenstown from a different perspective and travel like Rockstar's
Just pure magic from the start to end. Welcoming customer service and an entertaining pilot for the day showing u
steeletina
steeletina
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Amazing flight
Was a wonderful flight beautiful day many thanks to pilot Mike for making our flight a very special experience.
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