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Heliview Flights

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Address: 2 Ord Road | Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-445 0444
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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$224*
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
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$1,308*
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Wow! Amazing views!

This was my first time in a helicopter and I was thrilled! The Jolanda and Richard were friendly and professional. The views from the helicopter across Cromwell were amazing, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Debsuenz
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time in a helicopter and I was thrilled! The Jolanda and Richard were friendly and professional. The views from the helicopter across Cromwell were amazing, and it was great having Richard give a commentary about what we were seeing. The landing on top of the mountain just topped the experience off. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I was fortunate enough to experience a flight with Heliview Flights. Perfect weather, fabulous experience, don't go past it when visiting Cromwell, it's a must!

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Christine Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Your positive comments really help us to strive to be the best at what we do. Your feedback ensures we are keeping up with our customers expectations. Please follow our journey on Facebook.com/Heliview, and please hashtag any photos you... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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486 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic flight over Cromwell up to the top of Mt. Pisa where you get to stand in virgin snows and admire the spectacular views out over Cromwell one side and lake Wanaka in the distance on the other! Advise wrap up warm as it was minus 8 today up there, and take your camera. You do not want... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Diane, Andy, Josh and Autumn Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday treat with us. And the piglet (pilot) typo made us giggle! 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing!!! Richard and Jolanda are the best!!! Incredible tour and assistance! They picked me up in the bus stop, offered hot chocolate and gave all attention!!! The Helicopter view is amazing and it landed in the snow mountain that provided an amazing view!!!! THE BEST EXPERIENCE ❤️

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Gustavo Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a beautiful 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... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Aside from that dredded fog meaning our flight was delayed - we had a great heli escape! Jolanda and Richard were both lovely and it was amazing to fly up and get to stand on what felt like the top of the world! Commentary wasn't great as the headsets were very hard to hear from but to be honest, the... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Kristie Thank you very much for taking the time go give us a nice review after your Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Landing last week. We are sorry about your average experience with our headsets - we pride ourselves in using top-of-the-line noise-cancelling Bose A20 aviation headsets. Unfortunately on your flight, one of the other passenger's kid was tapping... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience . Excellent flight and the snow landing was breathtaking. Jolanda and family were warm, friendly and professional. The hot chocolate was welcome. Rug up its chilly at the top! Will definitely recommend and do again.

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Donna 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. Kind regards Richard & Jolanda Foale Heliview... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The team here were soooo helpful and lovely to deal with. Felt very at home. The safe aspect was very clear and I loved the commentary flying up to the pristine snow capped mountains. We were the only people up there and it felt like we had discovered a secret snow garden. They took spectacular photos that we could keep... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Liane Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Please follow our journey on Facebook.com/Heliview, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with #Heliview so we can enjoy them as well. And thank you for your presentation notes from the day before -... More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My partner and I booked the 45 min trip. It was such and amazing experience, the weather was perfect and the flight was smooth. Pilot is very knowledgable on the area, the fight included a hot chocolate at the top and 10 mins of walking around the summit and time to be able to get pictures wit the helicopter. The... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Bazingamedia Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an outstanding 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience, 5 star! Great customer service, friendly, great communication via email and phone. It is a MUST when visiting New Zealand! Just incredible experience, hot cholocate was great, so happy to visit the snow, the photos they took where great! Thanks Jolanda and Richard! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Mel and family Yay, thank you so much for the great review! We loved showing you around ☺️. And yay for Andrew's first helicopter flight 🚁 and snow experience ❄️! 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... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked a flight with heliview for our Queenstown holiday over the long weekend. We had a booking for the morning flight but Jolander messssged us the day before our flight asking if we would like to take the afternoon flight as fog was heavy that day and would probably be the same the next day. We... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear penny-layn 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... More 

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