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Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Often described as the land sculpted by divine hand, eyewitness the breathtaking geography of the Milford Sound first hand by helicopter

Highlights

  • Depart beautiful Queenstown and journey over the rugged Otago High Country
  • Soar over the Southern alps and view the changing landscapes
  • Fly through Milford Sound past sea cliffs and waterfalls that pour out from the valleys
  • On the way back, touch down on a remote alpine landing and jump out for an epic photo opportunity

Your flight will depart from Queenstown Airport, first flying you over the stunning environments of the Otago high country and the Southern Alps. Upon reaching Milford Sound, experience the scale and beauty of the souring sea cliffs and the many waterfalls that pour out from the valleys. These dreamy waterfalls fall from the surrounding rainforest with some reaching a thousand metres in length. Throughout the year, Lady Bowen Falls (162m high) and Stirling Falls remain permanent despite rainfall levels.

On the return leg to Queenstown, your pilot will touch down in a remote alpine setting and shut down the helicopter for you to jump out and enjoy the quiet silence of this pristine environment. You will capture breathtaking views and walk where few have gone before.

This is a great trip to do if time is limited and you want to see as much as you can within a few hours.

Per person $1,125.00

What's included

  • Complimentary transfers from your accommodation available upon request (subject to availability)
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Insightful commentary in English from your knowledgeable pilot

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • All trips require a minimum of 4 people to confirm a departure

    Departure times are estimates only. On the day of your flight please contact the tour operator to reconfirm departure times

    Please note glacier landings are not always guaranteed as conditions can be challenging at these altitudes

    Over The Top offers free parking outside our departure lounge at the airport. If you would like to be picked up from your accommodation, please advise at the time of booking.

    Complimentary transfers are limited to central Queenstown and Frankton accommodation providers

    Prices are per seat on the helicopter

    Children 3 and under are free pending seat availability. Please note in 'special requests' upon booking if you will be traveling with an infant.

    Please provide individual passenger weights at the time of booking.

    Flights are weather dependent and at the pilot's discretion.

    If your flight does not meet minimum numbers, we will wait list you on the next available flight.

  • Cancellations within: 24 hours of tour receive a 25% refund, 7 days of tour receive a 50% refund and 8 days or more receive a 100% refund

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Lou Barrow from Australia wrote on 26 March 2019

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Everyone should do this

Our most favourite thing on our whole trip. Ryan was the bomb and super knowledgeable and friendly. Will be an experience I won’t forget. This is a must do

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From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Thanks Lou, we appreciate your feedback and we're glad you had such an amazing experience with us and our beautiful part of the world. Will pass on your kind words to Ryan & the crew, great pics - thanks for sharing

Sarah from Australia wrote on 04 December 2018

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Five start

Amazing if your doing a helicopter flight make sure it’s the one that lands on the glacier, especially in the off season! It was spectacular!!

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From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Thank you Sarah for your review. Landing on ice and snow in the middle of summer is something special. Great pic - thanks for sharing.

Luis from United States wrote on 21 November 2018

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A highlight of our trip

Unfortunately, the time that we had scheduled our flight was not possible due to weather but communication with the tour provider was great and they accommodated us in another flight. Amazing views and the landing on the glacier was spectacular. Which we could have flown close to one of the water falls, but that is just wishful thinking as we got to see many of them and the tour and pilot were amazing. Would definitely recommend doing as it was one of the highlights of our trip in Queenstown

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From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Hi Luis, Thank you for your review and flexibility in working with us to reschedule your flight! Glad we could get you out to experience the beauty of Fiordland.

Lisa Finey from Australia wrote on 16 August 2018

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Brilliant

Fabulous not enough adjectives to describe such a wonderful experience. Service was good, pilot great and was full of information nothing was too much for him. We landed on the glacier and he took lots of photos for us. Answered any questions we had.

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From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Thank you Lisa for your review - our first on Bookme! We're delighted you enjoyed your Over The Top experience.

Jeff Lemarseny from Australia wrote on 03 November 2019

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excellent

excellent,not to be missed

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