Explore Bookme forMilford Sound

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

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Insightful commentary in English from your knowledgeable pilot

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Blue Hanger, 10 Tex Smith Lane, Frankton (opposite New World Supermarket)

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.

    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

Available Bookings from August 11 to August 17

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 11 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug
Fri 14 Aug
Sat 15 Aug
Sun 16 Aug
Mon 17 Aug

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$843.75

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$843.75

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$843.75

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per person$788.00

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

4.9

10 reviews

Showing all 10 authenticated Bookme reviews

Jeff Lemarseny from Australia wrote on 03 November 2019

Share Link

excellent

excellent,not to be missed

This review helped me

Alia Baidan from New Zealand wrote on 10 August 2019

Share Link

Incredible flight

It was simply amazing!

This review helped me

Katie from New Zealand wrote on 08 May 2019

Share Link

Amazing

Fantastic trip

This review helped me

From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Thanks for booking with us Katie and great to hear you enjoyed your flight through beautiful Fiordland!

Pamela from Australia wrote on 26 April 2019

Share Link

Amazing views

We had an awesome experience. Our pilot (Dan) was well-informed about the area and had tons of details about the science of why the landscape looks the way it does - really interesting! The views were absolutely incredible, we weren't able to land on a glacier since we're coming off of summer, but we were very nearby. Still awesome to be in a place that would be completely inaccessible by any other way! Highly recommend.

This review helped me

From Milford Sound and The Glaciers with Over The Top Helicopters

Thanks Pamela, Dan the man is certainly a knowledgeable pilot about the area. Glad you had such a great time, thanks again for sharing

Lou Barrow from Australia wrote on 26 March 2019

Share Link

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

This review helped me

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

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Per person

    Qualmark certification

    What does Qualmark mean for you?

    When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

    This activity has a Qualmark Award

    This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

    This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

    This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

    Ask a Question

    Register for Bookme now

    Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

    Sign Up for Bookme

    Login instantly with Facebook

    Login with your Facebook account.

    Or with your existing Bookme login

    Sample menu

    Add to list

    Register for Bookme now

    Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

    Sign Up for Bookme

    Login instantly with Facebook

    Login with your Facebook account.

    Or with your existing Bookme login