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Address: 2 Ord Road | Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, Cromwell 9342, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-445 0444
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Richard and Jolanda Foale from Heliview Flights invite you to take to the...

Richard and Jolanda Foale from Heliview Flights invite you to take to the skies over Central Otago, near Queenstown.

Blending a luxury helicopter, personalised service, friendly staff and the stunning Central Otago landscape, family-owned Heliview Flights offers a range of scenic helicopter flights and heli-biking trips (guided and self-ride). From their base at Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, flights take in the majestic vista of the surrounding area and Southern Alps.

5 reasons we make your holiday awesome

* Heliview Flights - a family business with the personal touch; we spend more time with you, making your trip special

* Cromwell has the best flying weather in New Zealand, with only 400mm of rain per annum!

* Dramatic landscapes, majestic vistas or a stunning sunset all from our luxury 7-seater helicopter

* Your pilot Richard has extensive experience (over 30 years) including search & rescue, police, corporate and UK Army AirCorps

* Experience Cromwell: an authentic, gentler pace, only a 45 minute drive from bustling Queenstown, NZ's adventure capital

Note: we used to be in New Plymouth, which old reviews reflect, but it's the same people and helicopter as before, so expect the same high standards, combined with new scenery.

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Simply the Best

These guys are the best! Yolanda is fantastic. They gave us the best info and advice, they really made our trip to NZ. The chopper ride itself is a really different sensation to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gold Coast, Australia
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These guys are the best! Yolanda is fantastic. They gave us the best info and advice, they really made our trip to NZ. The chopper ride itself is a really different sensation to a plane... you got to do it..... Thanks for tip to get cherries next door, best cherries I've ever had...and they were seconds!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well structured sightseeing trip with fantastic views of Cromwell, landing on the moonscape of the Pisa Range and follows the Roaring Meg river and Kawerau Gorge at relatively low altitude on the return journey. Yolande does a fabulous job but pity Richard the pilot just went through the motions. His commentary and customer interaction need work. All... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Flounder51 Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. The flight is a scenic helicopter flight and we would never endorse 'adventurous' flying on a scenic flight as this could compromise the safety of the passengers. Safety is and always has been our number one priority. As for what you term as Richard being 'wooden', on... More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

From the first friendly phone call, to reliving the amazing helicopter flight from the onboard 'go pro' video this is one fantastic "not to be missed" experience. Jolanda sorted all of my many requests, efficiently and without fuss and in no time we were enjoying the fabulous and unique views of the Cromwell Basin from above. Richard is an excellent... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Central41 Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your flight with us and we're honored you'd thought of us as a surprise treat for the family! We hope we will see you again some day. Thanks again for your kind words & feedback. Kind regards Richard & Jolanda Foale Heliview Flights More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

From the get go everything was excellent, Jolanda gave us all a briefing of what was to come and once we got on the chopper Richard told us all about the surrounding area's, whilst not over loading with information. We had a precision landing with a complimentary juice, soaked up the views and took off again coming back a different... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Nward87 Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us :). We look forward to seeing you again some day soon! Thanks again for taking the time to give us a review. Your feedback ensures we are keeping up with our customers expectations. Please follow our journey on Facebook.com/Heliview,... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We purchased tickets through the treat me website about a month ago, and were very happy with the before sale service. Yolanda and Richard are very friendly and provide a great experience. Our only complaint was that there were 6 passengers on our flight and unfortunately I was seated in the middle seat which provided a very limited view out... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Nonstop_Kiwi Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Unfortunately deal sites such as TreatMe do mean we have to fill the helicopter. But your positive comments really help us to strive to be the best at what we do. Please follow our journey... More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A totally amazing trip. We were kept up to date with anticipated weather forecasts then welcomed onsite by Jolanda for the safety briefing then Richard was our pilot who provided a very informative commentary on our way. Being locals we knew the area but gained a new prospective from the air. After landing on Mt Pisa to get some great... More 

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Richard F, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was an absolute pleasure taking you for a scenic flight over Cromwell and show you your hometown from the air. Until the next sojourn :). Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights More 

Speers Point, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Jolanda and Richard were the perfect hosts. It was a smooth introduction and preparation for the flight by Jolanda. We then had a commentary flight over the Cromwell area and up onto the snow on Mt Pisa to take in the view and a hot chocolate. Richard is an excellent pilot giving us an arm chair view of the surroundings.... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Your positive comments really help us to strive to be the best at what we do. Please follow our journey on Facebook.com/Heliview, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with #Heliview so... More 

High Point, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Well, first bike trip of the season for Heliview and everything was perfect! Richard is the heli pilot and Jolanda is the bike pilot. Two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Professional yet relaxed. They customized a trip to allow my wife to fly with us for the drop atop the Old Woman Range and then arranged for... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Chip, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review for others to read. I guess it's hard to have a bad day in the office when you love what you do :). Thanks for the opportunity to show you our backyard from the air and on two wheels. We hope we will be... More 

Richmond, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We highly recommend Jolamda and Richard at Heliview. Due to a series of unfortunate events everything from hospital admission to dodgy camper van company we had to keep postponing our surprise flight for my son and brother. Through out it all these guys were so very understanding and kind. After out boat trip in the Milford was cancelled we held... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Your positive comments really help us to strive to be the best at what we do. And rearranging your flight was the least we could do to make your holiday a memorable one, especially given your circumstances!... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Richard and Yolanda provide a fantastic friendly service and we thoroughly enjoyed our flight with landing , expert pilot , great machine and a fantastic flight and mountaintop landing

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed .your Cromwell Basin Flight with Landing with us. We hope we will see you again some day. Thanks again for your kind words & feedback. Kind regards Richard & Jolanda Foale Heliview Flights More 

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