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“Excellent experience - A MUST DO !”
Review of Heliview Flights

Heliview Flights
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Cromwell
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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.
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“Excellent experience - A MUST DO !”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Superb flight ! Most importantly a very helpful, understanding & friendly team. Thank you Yolanda, Richard & Matt ! They were more than accommodating when our trip was postponed a number of times due to ill health. It was a once in a lifetime experience for my mum & sister from India & they found it absolutely awesome.

Visited January 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Round the mountain, port and city”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent, what a perfect trip for my xmas present and even fell on my wifes bithday too so a double treat. As soon as we got no cloud we were off, typically with the naki weather but got there in the end.

These guys are spot on with everything from safety to customer focus oh and what a view.

From ground to air to ground a very pleasurable and exciting experience, breathtaking, even my wife was speachless unitl the end and that says someting in volumes as she never shuts up ha ha.

Well done a very professional service.

Sandra & Kevin

Visited January 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Much more than expected.”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

These guys have customer relations down to a fine art! They not only provide an amazing experience, but provide a thoughtful service. Before our trip, as we waited, we played a game of Snakes and Ladders on their outside large 3-D concrete table - a very nice touch! We forgot our batteries in our camera, and they had a set ready for such an occasion! Also, they had a spare camera for customer use!! We viewed so many special places including the islands, Taranaki iconic spots and so many details on the mountain with thoughtful commentary. No detail was spared! They have a camera on the helicopter that video's your flight! We were treated to a highly professional, thoughtful and incredible experience over nearly an hour trip. Worth every penny and will definitely book another trip! :D :D

Visited January 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Awesome Trip”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

A very professional organisation, the weather looked pretty doubtful the night before but the appointed day dawned fine and clear. We meet as planned and took off for an enjoyable 45 min with amazing views of Mt Taranaki. Would recommend to anyone who wants an awesome view of the mountain and surrounding areas.

Visited January 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Absolutely Stunning”
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
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