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“Absolutely Stunning” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heliview Flights

Heliview Flights
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Cromwell
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Richard and Jolanda Foale from Heliview Flights invite you to take to the skies over Central Otago, near Queenstown. 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 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. 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.
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Absolutely Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

After a very uncertain start due to our fellow passengers, not being convinced that the webcam picture of the mountain showing it to be clear was correct & Jolanda certainly showing her professionalism in assuring them that the webcam was correct. We boarded & were off. Wow what a trip. From the moment of takeoff we were kept informed of what was to happen & points of interest as we passed over, by a very experienced & competent Richard Foale. Words cannot explain the beauty & ruggedness of our mountain viewed so close & the surrounding Taranaki terrain. Our American visitor was absolutely blown away & his parting words were "What a hell of a brilliant Xmas present & introduction to NZ". We thank you very much Jolanda & Richard for making this experience happen. We recommend this flight 100%

Visited December 2013
Thank Graham H
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
“A proposal to remember.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Having flown once before with Heliview before proposing to my now fiancé I knew they were the right people to talk to when it came time to propose. Jolanda & Richard made organizing the proposal flight so easy and had some fantastic ideas on how to make the night better. We flew over the Taranaki Festival of the Lights, which is beautiful from above, before heading north along the coastline then back south towards Back Beach where the sign saying 'Marry Me' was set up and illuminated. Richard flew us smoothly over the sign a couple of times and had his spotlight at the ready. I cannot recommend Heliview enough to anyone, both flights we've booked have been amazing and both Jolanda & Richard are very kind and professional people who are fantastic to fly with. The Port to Peak flight is so much fun and is definitely a must do if you want to see Mount Taranaki from an entirely different perspective. You will absolutely not regret this experience!

Visited December 2013
Thank Jay A
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Rene M Switzerland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

The trip around Mt. Taranaki is absolutely awsome and to recommend to anybody looking for an
experience rarely to be doubled. Richards comments are very helpful and give lots of Details other wont get. You feel secure and well looked after by both Jolanda and Richard.
Taranaki Trip ist ein absolutes muss für jeden Besucher in New Plymouth. Richard gibt interessante Details während des Fluges, Jolanda kümmert sich um die Gäste am Boden. Man
fühlt sich gut aufgehoben.

Visited December 2013
Thank Rene M
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2 reviews
“Epic experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Absolutely stunning views! Richard and Jolanda do such a great job of accommodating you and ensuring your experience is top notch! Thanks team!

Visited August 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
“An Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I chose Port to Peak Heliview for our family to share and celebrate my husband's 70th birthday, there were 8 of us and we went on 2 flights, another couple was included in the second flight. The conditions on the day were amazing, clear skies and a perfect view of the mountain.
The flight was run very professionally, we had no safety concerns but at the same time there was a pleasant relaxed atmosphere.
My husband, as he was the one we were celebrating, was offered a seat on both flights for the price of one, such a special and generous surprise, he was blown away.
None of us had flown in a helicopter before so it was a unique and memorable experience - and we went to the top of Mount Taranaki without moving a muscle!

Visited December 2013
Thank Janet A
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