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“Thoroughly Exhilerating!”

Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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Owner description: OVER THE TOP – more than a helicopter flight. With the latest helicopters available, our interpretive excursions take you over Queenstown, Milford and the Fiords of southern New Zealand. We shut down the helicopter on all of our landings to enjoy quiet beauty of this incredible part of the world. Fly with Over The Top to experience 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 EC130, the worlds most advanced flight seeing helicopter with its enhanced safety features and incredible viewing.
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 than evident, and it pays dividends in his ability to show you around.

The trip was great - 90 minutes in the air with amazing blue skies and views to die for. It will be hard to top this experience. It's somehting I would recommend anyone visiting Queenstown should do.

Thank JeroenvdL
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"cecil peak"
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"milford sound"
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"glacier landing"
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"remote beach"
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"west coast beach"
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"golf balls"
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"private trip"
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"professional experience"
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"great pilot"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"low cloud"
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"perfect weather"
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"amazing experience"
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"blue skies"
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"worth every cent"
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"the entire trip"
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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, and saw them close up. Unfortunately we were unable to land on the glacier, and we headed towards the West Coast beaches. Walking along the unspoilt beaches was a real treat, and we picked up some beautiful stones of different colours, grounded smooth by the constant tossing of the waves. Beside being an experienced pilot with over 20 years experience, Choppy also was a great guide, explaining all the facets about the things we were seeing and answering our endless questions! Milford Sound from the air was gorgeous, and we were also able to swing by seeing some baby seals bath along the trip. We stopped at a fishing hole for fly fishermen, and saw some of the largest trout we have seen. Wonderful and exhilarating ride, and event though it is about NZ$700 per person, it is definitely worth every cent!

Thank ianxteo
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Reviewed February 25, 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 a great picnic basket (incl bubbles and cold beer) and we had 4 hours on the mountain overlooking Queenstown - the most amazing views and a real sense of solitude being the only ones for miles around. We will take these memories to the afterlife! Check the photos - u will see what I mean.

Thank StuckinBangers
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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 best weather of the year but would recommend the experience regardless.

Thank David E
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

So much fun, our pilot Brad was so experienced and made us feel so comfortable. There is absolutely no better way to get to Milford Sound. This was the icing on the cake for our perfect NX vacation!!! Worth ever penny and more!!!

Thank dh24yaya
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