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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 August 15, 2014

This ranks as one of the top three Helicopter rides in the world.In July we did the Kauai ride.This is better.Our pilot Michael was delightful and extremely professional.He exudes confidence.We went to Milford Sound and few other surprises.We rate the flight the highlight.The scenery is without peer.Worth every cent.

1  Thank Russell R
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and our two teenage sons went on tis 1.5 hour excursion. What an awesome experience that we will always remember. The sites were breathtaking and our pilot James Forward was outstanding. Milford Sound is just breathtaking and no better way than to see it by helicopter.

2  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We were met with lovely staff and had a fantastic experience on the top of a mountain playing golf in queenstown. An experience that everyone should indulge in! Thank you to the very lovely team.

2  Thank Bunnyrabbit123
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We were met by Choppy with her spotless Eurocopter on the lawns of Blanket Bay. This very cool lady took us under her wing and we felt like we had known her for years. She made our trip (our honeymoon) to NZ. We saw more with an hour with her than the rest of our 8 day trip around the South Island put together. My wife, Suzie and I are used to choppers and light aircraft so can recognise a great pilot when we see one. Choppy you're a star and thank you for showing us around your lovely backyard. When we return to NZ we will definitely be seeing you again and get some fishing in. Best wishes Frosty & Suzie x

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and our 5 year old daughter had tried unsuccessfully to fly (by plane) over the Mountains in North Island the previous month. We arrived in Queenstown and after a few days it became apparent that our plane trip to Milford Sound was also unlikely to happen due to the weather. After a few recommendations and phone calls we decided to cancel the plane and gor for a helicopter as it might have a better chance with the weather. So we contacted "Over The Top' - we were lucky and had a break in the weather - they collected us promptly from our hotel - our trip was on!! What an amazing flight - once in a lifetime and we will never forget it. Michael our pilot made us feel very secure throughout and was constantly gauging the weather as it was changeable. Unfortunately we were unable to land on the Glacier due to the low cloud but Michael got us pretty close. We also had the opportunity to stop on a remote beach (no vehicular access) - Michael flew off to the other end of the beach giving us a chance to walk and stretch our legs. There were a lot of midges and sand flies and although we were covered as it was chilly our exposed hands got a bit chewed so take repellant with you (small price to pay anyway for the most amazing trip). On our way back we saw a couple of wild deer which was a bonus. If you do a helicopter trip then this is the best one to do - especially if you don't have the time to spend on a coach!

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