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Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing from Queenstown
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Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing from Queenstown

By Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 1h
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  • Scenic Helicopter tour
  • Glacier landing (weather dependant)
  • Bose noise cancelling headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional pilot / guide
  • Applicable landing and facility fees
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
What's not included
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Blue Hanger at 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: 7500P3

    • Minimum 2 passengers required for the Shared Flight
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

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

    How much is Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing from Queenstown?
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    • You'll start at
      10 Tex Smith Lane
      10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Blue Hanger at end of Tex Smith Lane
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      Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      Our Glacier Explorer excursion departs from Queenstown to take you high above the Wakatipu basin to show off all the surrounding beauty. You will then head on a scenic journey towards an ancient glacier which constantly moves under its own weight. On arrival, the helicopter will shut down on the landing to allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Hear the creaking of the glacier, feel the white ice crunch beneath your feet, peer into pure blue crevasses and absorb the stunning scenery of this magical place. Learn of the glacial recession and monitoring of this permanently frozen world. Your helicopter will then lift off to bring you back on a scenic flight covering more of the Queenstown area including the main surrounding mountain ranges, Queenstown township and the long thin Z -shaped glacial formed lake known as Lake Wakatipu.
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
      393
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in March 2011
    • 279deanr
      0 contributions
      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 16 April 2024
    • Barclay25
      0 contributions
      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 6 April 2024
    • Nexusnc
      0 contributions
      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 5 April 2024
    • 429leei
      0 contributions
      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 29 March 2024
    • marygraceg2019
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      Amazing views of Milford Sound and the surrounding mountain ranges. They had a great professional team. We would recommend this tour to anyone!
      Written 13 March 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 12 March 2024
    • 722yashic
      0 contributions
      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 29 February 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 29 February 2024
    • Road47094839197
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour of queenstown via helicopter by Over The Top…..
      Absolutely fantastic. Davey explained all our views of the mountains and lakes etc. we landed twice on snow and by a lake . We took time at each place to take pictures, walk around and take in the spectacular views. Highly recommend.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • Culture17619601335
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 24 February 2024
    • 789DavidW
      0 contributions
      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 23 February 2024
    • caroljimbo
      0 contributions
      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 21 February 2024
    • Tour35392813269
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 29 January 2024
    • beccymac1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% recommend
      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 28 January 2024
    • Ajoy2b
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Get ready for the ride of a lifetime
      OMG!!! What a ride. We were not sure if we could go up because of the weather. But…when we arrived we were cleared. Our pilot Hamish, was a pleasure. He pointed out everything. The glacial areas, the snow topped peaks and a herd of Chamois. We had a light rain and spotty clouds but a smooth ride. This was one of the highlights of our trip.
      Written 17 January 2024
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    Pete H
    Fairfax, VA51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were originally scheduled for the Milford Sound but the weather did not cooperate. Instead, we had a wonderful tour of several glaciers, lakes and endless mountains. Stopping on the glacier and by a pristine lake was a treat. All was very well done.
    Written 1 February 2023
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    Nepenny
    Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    Wow what an experience!! It was the absolute highlight of our trip. We landed on the remarkables and there’s just nothing else like it. We have been in helicopters before but this was the best experience ever. Michael our pilot made the experience so memorable. He was super knowledgeable and made even some of the nervous flyers relaxed. Katie in the office was so amazing and friendly and managed our special request. The whole company are so professional and we just can’t wait to book again.
    Written 1 July 2021
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    Thank you for choosing to fly with us! We love proving our passengers with such memorable experiences and the Remarkables is certainly a beautiful spot to view our beautiful backyard. Will be sure to pass on your kind words to Michael and the rest of the team and we look forward to flying you again next time you visit Queenstown. Best wishes, Over The Top Heliocpters
    Written 9 August 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Claudia C
    Montevideo, Uruguay134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019
    We were supposed to fly to Milfoird Sounds and to return by cruise but because due to weather conditions we had to change the experience. Instead we did this tour which was amazing. The views were incredible, we were simply mesmerized. The landing on the glacier was awesome, beautiful views, so relaxing. Very recommendable.
    Written 27 November 2019
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    Thank you Claudia C. 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 we were able to fly an alternative excursion so you could still have an amazing experience with us. It was a pleasure having you on board, thank you for choosing us. I will pass on your kind words to our team and we look forward to flying you to Milford Sound next time you visit. Kind Regards Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 24 January 2020
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    JustineThomsButler
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019 • Family
    Incredible experience with Over the Top! Ryan was our pilot and was professional, informative and very warm. Our flight was an amazing experience and the glacier landing one of the best experiences ever. Katie in the office was so so helpful and the entire experience was seamless - highly recommend this company and it's amazing team - thank you
    Written 2 August 2019
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    Thank you JustineThomsButler for your kind words and feedback. We love our stunning backyard and being able to share with with you. 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 Ryan and our crew. Best wishes, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 24 September 2019
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    KarenEC03
    Fort Lauderdale, FL12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2018 • Couples
    We were in New Zealand for a week and this was hands down my favorite part of the trip. We loved it so much my husband and I contemplated coming back later in the day for a second trip (sadly we didn't - huge regret). We went from the airport and landed on a snow-covered glacier. Reese our pilot made flying a helicopter look easy. If you can request him I would. We had a perfectly clear day and it was the most breathtaking view I have ever experienced in my life. The office staff was amazing as well, so friendly and helpful. It was the fastest but BEST 45 mins of our entire trip. A must do, I can't say enough good things.
    Written 8 June 2018
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    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 and Rhys knows some of the best spots around. I remember you were keen to come back and do another flight that day into Milford, there's so much to do here that you'll have to return and we look forward to flying you again when you do. 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 kind words to Rhys. Take care & best wishes, Katie - Crew at Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 10 June 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sightseer28685021953
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Mindblowingly beautiful experience with fantastic pilot and guide Hamish - thank you so much - you have given us memories that will last forever
    Written 19 January 2024
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    So happy to hear you had a good time flying with us the other day, I have passed on the message to your pilot Hamish.
    Written 20 January 2024
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    Lisa
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    A memory of a lifetime!! Over The Top Helicopter provided an extraordinary experience to fly over the Southern Alps and land on a glacier. It was truly amazing with spectacular views. Our pilot, Dave, also flew through Milford Sound and provided many interesting facts. The entire experience was wonderful because of the professional staff and especially Dave!
    Written 21 January 2023
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    Krystal C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    Thank you to the amazing team at over the top helicopters for making my birthday so extra special, by making this trip happen. Such an incredible experience that we will not forget. It’s not every birthday that you get to have a glass of bubbles on top of a snowy mountain. Thanks so much.
    Written 26 September 2022
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    Christine S
    Christchurch28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Friends
    Was a wonderful flight beautiful day many thanks to pilot Mike for making our flight a very special experience.
    Written 17 April 2021
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    Thank you, we appreciate your feedback and we're glad you had such an amazing experience with us and our beautiful part of the world. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Michael. Kind Regards, The Over The Top Team
    Written 28 April 2021
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    Lily
    Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Friends
    Astonishing and an amazing experience...we enjoyed our 25 minutes heli-ride, beautiful day, stunning views. Thank you so much to the pilot and their staff, they are very friendly 😍👍
    Written 4 September 2020
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    Thanks Lily_satuala18, we appreciate your feedback and we're glad you had such an amazing experience with us and our beautiful part of the world. Thank you for choosing us, Kind Regards Katie & The Team @ Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 22 October 2020
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