BORN OF A PASSIONATE DESIRE

BREATHTAKING HELICOPTER TOURS OF QUEENSTOWN, MILFORD SOUND AND FIORDLAND. SEE NEW ZEALAND'S GLACIERS, THE SOUTHERN LAKES, AND NATIONAL PARKS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

In 1986, Louisa Patterson (nicknamed Choppy) realised her dream of unveiling New Zealand's hidden gems to adventurous travelers. Today, we proudly present the best Queenstown helicopter rides in New Zealand, showcasing the unparalleled beauty of this remarkable region. Experience soaring through the mountains, landing on pristine glaciers and secluded beaches, and exploring rainforests.

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Renowned for adventure sports, and a base for exploring the region’s vineyards

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu , Queenstown enjoys four distinct seasons with summer being December to February and winter June, July and August.

Close by the city is an abundance of hidden secrets, rich in history from the early Maori and the gold rush eras to the glaciers and life on the High Country. Enjoy private helicopter access to local conservation areas, alpine lakes, mountains and glaciers. Deliver the paper to a high country farmer, drop in on the wineries or visit a local character at a gold miner’s cottage.

Choose an exclusive helicopter of your choice, or share in the experience with others (SWO). Select an adventure from our favourites or ask us to tailor-make a tour for you.

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu , Queenstown enjoys four distinct seasons with summer being December to February and winter June, July and August. Close by the city is an abundance of hidden secrets, rich in history from the early Maori and the...

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Majestic Milford Sound

The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins

New Zealand’s climate is dominated by two main geographical features, the mountains and the sea. From the west, the saturated weather pattern off the Tasman Sea rises up to cross the massive Southern Alps and dumps all its moisture in Fiordland.

This huge rainfall gives this region its unique character – rain forest, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls. Fiords carved by the glaciers dominate the scenery until reaching the wild and windswept west coast. The versatility of the helicopter is admirably suited to this diverse terrain, ensuring enhanced visibility and greater safety in this incredible landscape.

New Zealand’s climate is dominated by two main geographical features, the mountains and the sea. From the west, the saturated weather pattern off the Tasman Sea rises up to cross the massive Southern Alps and dumps all its moisture in...

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Fiordland

Fiordland

Dusky & Doubtful Sounds

Experience the Over The Top delight in exploring this inaccessible area

Native forest, glacial-hewn valleys, towering mountains and majestic and primeval scenery have afforded this area World Heritage status. Ancient animals and plants of Gondwanaland still exist here.

Experience the Over The Top delight in exploring this inaccessible area. As with all Over The Top experiences our trips are leisurely – your time is our time. Numbers strictly limited to this untouched world – Fiordland.

Native forest, glacial-hewn valleys, towering mountains and majestic and primeval scenery have afforded this area World Heritage status. Ancient animals and plants of Gondwanaland still exist here. Experience the Over The Top delight in...

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Queenstown

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