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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

By Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
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Ages 1-99, max of 2 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • Scenic Helicopter tour
  • Bose noise cancelling headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional pilot / guide
  • Applicable landing and facility fees
  • National Park fees
  • Complimentary Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alpine Landing
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
What's not included
  • Food & Beverage


Start:
  • 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Blue Hanger 10 Tex Smith Lane Frankton Queenstown
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7500P8

    • Pricing is based either per person or 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
    • Minimum passenger numbers apply for Shared flights
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements on shared flights. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative 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
    • 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 2 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • You'll start at
      10 Tex Smith Lane
      10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Blue Hanger 10 Tex Smith Lane Frankton Queenstown
      See address & details
    • 1
      Milford Sound
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Over The Top - The Helicopter Company
      Stop: 4 hours
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Sightseer28685021953
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip of a lifetime
      Mindblowingly beautiful experience with fantastic pilot and guide Hamish - thank you so much - you have given us memories that will last forever
      Written 18 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
    • elise007
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helicopter trip in Queensland
      We took a wonderful helicopter ride over the glaciers and landed there. Then on to a beach landing and over Milford Sound. Renee was an excellent pilot and an excellent guide!
      Written 15 January 2024
    • michaelbY3748DG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our NZ highlight
      THE way to see Milford Sound with a glacier and beach landing thrown in for good measure. A clear highlight of our 3 week trip in NZ. Our pilot Ben was a class act, 10/10
      Written 14 January 2024
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    Vera M
    Washington DC, DC10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    We had booked this tour from the States. All went smoothly from beginning at the Queenstown airport to end at same..
    Steve, our experienced and knowledgeable pilot, provided helpful information and made sure that we took turns being in the front seat. He kindly took photoes at scenic points when requested. Wonderfu!!
    To experience the wild beauty of this part of New Zealand, and to stand on top of a glacier, as we did on the return trip, was mind-boggling. We were also lucky, as the weather was perfect and visibility clear and this is not always the case. Highly highly recommend!
    Written 26 December 2022
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    Penny L
    Seattle, Washington, United States5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    This company lives up to its name. Everything was totally over the top! Friendly staff, state of art choppers, and a genuine desire to make the experience unforgettable. The scenery is stupendous. We LOVED our pilot, Dave, who, as a native of Queenstown, knew so much about the area. He was skilled, knowledgeable, and lots of FUN! Highly recommend this tour & flying with Dave!
    Written 15 January 2024
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    We certainly try live up to our name, but there's nothing better than guests like yourself that recognise we're not just another helicopter experience. Thanks so much for coming out with us to fly.
    Written 18 January 2024
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    Nexusnc
    Noumea, New Caledonia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    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 6 April 2024
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and thanks for choosing to fly with us. Catherine is great with all our guests and very proud of the way she delivers the Over The Top Experience.
    Written 12 April 2024
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    Jeff5123
    Houston, TX96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do in Queenstown! Great trip both on the helicopter to Milford Sound and the cruise on Milford Sound. It’s about a 20 minute helicopter ride each way over the mountains with incredible views all the way. Then about a 90 minute boat ride through the fiord to the Tasman Sea and back. The fiord is also spectacular. If you drive to Milford from Queenstown, it’s 5 hours. So you must go by air. Rene, our pilot, was fantastic and made the trip so much fun. The ground staff were super friendly and helpful. Over the Top was indeed over the top!
    Written 28 April 2023
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    mmkeenan5
    Valparaiso, IN12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    We had this tour planned for the day after we arrived in Queenstown but because of the forecast it was rescheduled . We were whisked away shortly after we arrived at our hotel and the adventure didn’t end until we arrived back. The staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable! The tour is absolutely stunning! Landing on the glacier, unbelievable! Our pilot, Mike is skilled and knowledgeable. The staff on the small cruise was fabulous! This will be a very special memory for our family!
    Written 20 December 2019
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    Thanks mmkeenan5 for your great review. You experienced mother nature's roller coaster, at it's best in our part of the world. We're thankful it all worked out in the end so you could experience Milford Sound in all it's glory and i'm sure you have some super photos to capture your family's magic moments. I'll pass your kind words onto our team and Michael, Best wishes, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 24 January 2020
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    jjk606
    Tampa, FL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Couples
    We did the helicopter flight to Milford Sound with boat cruise and glacier landing. Truly incredible and absolutely worth doing. Everyone at Over the Top (pilot was Brad) was first class. Highest recommendation. Over the Top is aptly names.
    Written 21 September 2019
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    Thank you jjk606. We appreciate your feedback, It was certainly a pleasure having you both on board with us and sharing our beautiful backyard. We are certainly lucky to have a great fleet of luxury helicopters and amazing pilots! I will be sure to share your kind words with Brad and our crew, Best wishes Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 24 September 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    StevieT888
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Had originally booked a plane flight and cruise to Milford Sound with another company but that was cancelled due to the weather. Walked around Queenstown Airport and discovered this company who had space for a 10.30 heli-flight and cruise.

    First time up in a helicopter and what an experience; big shout out to our pilot Dan who was very informative with the commentary on what was beneath us and put us down on an amazing glacier.

    If you have the budget, highly recommend this experience for seeing Milford Sound but do have a back up plan if the weather isn't co-operating.
    Written 18 August 2019
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    Thanks StevieT888 for your review. We're glad we were able to fly you to Milford Sound to have an amazing experience with Dan, we think it's well worth the extra stretch of the wallet to see our beautiful backyard. Look forward to flying you again, Best Wishes, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 24 September 2019
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    iansmith483
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend the money and take this trip. It is the most awsome and professionally run experience you will have in New Zealand. Great reception prior to our flight, modern, spacious helicopter, and big thanks to Rène our pilot... who made us all feel safe and comfortable onboard. We flew over the most amazing scenery, got up close to some glaciers and small mountain lakes and once landed in Milford, went on a short shuttle bus ride to the boat, which was waiting for us. Milford sound was really scenic and worth seeing for sure but the helicopter ride was the best. On the way back to Queenstown we landed on a small patch of snow in the mountains and Rène shut down the helicopter and we just stood in awe of the mountains around us. Brilliant trip and thank you again Rène.
    Written 1 March 2019
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    Thank you iansmith483! 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 Rene. 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 6 March 2019
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    jaehh
    Florida11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2019 • Couples
    We had an amazingly beautiful day to fly to Milford Sound, take the cruise in the spectacular Sound and fly back to Queenstown with a stop on a glacier. I understand that the weather is often not co-operative so definitely have a back-up option if your flight is cancelled. The helicopters seat 6 comfortably. All 6 of us agreed that the entire 4 hours was an unforgettable positive experience. It is, however, very weather dependent.
    Written 8 January 2019
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    Thank you jaehh! 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 we hope 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 our team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Kind Regards, Katie Over The Top Helicopters
    Written 27 January 2019
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