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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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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


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • Subject to availability
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Queenstown Airport, Queenstown, Tasmania Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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 travellers 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.

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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
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        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
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        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
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        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
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      • Sightseer28685021953
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        Trip of a lifetime
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      Lynn O
      113 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an amazing and unforgettable experience …I still can’t believe it! Our pilot (Steve) was impeccable both in his flying skills, knowledge, and customer service!! He was fun and interesting and took us to places I would have never thought possible. The variety of scenery and diversity of terrain, as well as, his skill and talent in landing in the many different environments was impressive. We also appreciated the young man in the office (sorry…forgot his name) that greeted us and went over procedures and the areas that we would cover. He was friendly and very professional. An all around memorable and exciting day! Very highly recommend …a definite bucket list trip!!
      Written 21 May 2023
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      Annette Grant
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      Incredible experience. Choppy was amazing. Thanks for an unforgettable experience. Would do it again
      Written 2 March 2023
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      Peter W
      Bethesda, MD30 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 31 January 2023
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      Craig K
      Granger, IN13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 15 January 2023
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      guest_abroad_111
      Missoula, MT20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 31 December 2022
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      Ian Stewart
      Lorne, Australia3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 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 28 September 2022
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      Darcy Wilkinson
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 21 August 2021
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      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 31 August 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      thetraveller99
      Auckland, New Zealand99 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 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 19 September 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 22 October 2020
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      John Bongard
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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 12 September 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 22 October 2020
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      TimWilliams
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 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 11 September 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 22 October 2020
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