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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 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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US$218.62*
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
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US$1,279.53*
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Ladybird Hill Helicopter Flight with Winery Tour and Lunch

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Awesome first flight

Had the best flight. Would definitely recommend doing this while in Queenstown. Next time will be the down hill mountain bike

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jared G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the best flight. Would definitely recommend doing this while in Queenstown. Next time will be the down hill mountain bike

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Jared and Ilze Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your scenic Cromwell Basin flight with Alpine Landing with us :). It was a pleasure showing you around our area! And we do look forward to taking you out heli-biking some day soon ;). Thanks again for your kind words & feedback. Kind regards... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for an awesome experience! Picked up a voucher for Heliview flights on Grabone for my partners birthday. It was the best gift ever. Not sure how I'm going to top it! We were shown some awesome sights of Cromwell from the helicopter and had a very knowledgeable pilot who told us about the area and some of its history.... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Joanne Thank you very much for your time to give us such a nice review! We're pleased you enjoyed your time with us on a scenic flight; maybe a heli-bike trip would top it for next year's present ;)! Or just come for another scenic flight - there are many of options on our website, including combo packages and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a heli tour as a family of 5. It was cloudy in the morning, yet when we checked in around 12pm, the sunshine comes out. We love the scenic view from the helicopter. It was our first time to see and touch the snow that all of us got so excited. The extra blessing was it started to... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Ka Lee and family 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 &... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I did one of the Heli-dine trips and enjoyed it so much we did another one the next day. Richard is an excellent pilot and Jolanda is so friendly and helpful. All my E-mails before the trip were answered promptly and informatively. I can highly recommend this trip and after doing one from Queenstown I can honestly... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Ian and Fiona Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. It was a pleasure to showcase the Cromwell Basin to you and take you to Carrick Winery on the first day and Mt Difficulty Winery the following day. We certainly love our non-bustling corner of paradise :). We are so glad you enjoyed... More 

wellington, new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's been a few weeks now since Richard and Yolanda took Leonie and I helibiking and we are still reminiscing. In looking into this sort of activity other similar services were slow to respond and didn't seem all that interested unless we could orgainse a group of four. Yolanda was quick to respond, answered all our questions and had us... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Rob and Leonie Thank you for your wonderful feedback - we feel humbled by your kind words! It's great to hear you enjoyed your heli-biking trip on the Thyme for Wine track with us and we look forward to catching up next year for another epic day out with you both! Counting the days already! Richard & Jolanda Foale... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We as a family of 4 did a heli tour up to see snow. The weather in the morning was not that great but Yolanda and Richard were extremely accommodating and determined to get us our experience so we waited out the low cloud. We eventually got up and flying and had a great experience. Richard is a fab pilot... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Tracie, Andrew, Peyton and Brooke Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful 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 our daughter enjoyed playing hide and seek with your girls while we... More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I took my 17 year old son on a flight with Alpine Landing last week. It was so amazing, a once of a lifetime experience we will both cherish. Yolanda was so beautiful and friendly and Richard is a great pilot. I felt so safe the entire trip. His commentary and knowledge of the region was such an added bonus... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Mumsy_20 Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you and your son enjoyed your experience with us. It was a pleasure meeting you both last week and showing you around our back yard from above. We look forward to seeing you again some day soon! Thanks again for taking the time to give... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We popped in on the off chance that there would be a flight to go on that afternoon. Unfortunately there wasn't, but Jolanda promised to phone us if an opportunity came up. Sure enough, the next morning she phoned saying there was still nothing available. But soon after that she phoned to say Yes, we could go! A lovely family... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Nicky and Mark It was a pleasure looking after you during your recent visit to Central Otago. 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... More 

wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable experience worth every penny would highly highly recommend it to all ages. A definite must for the Otago region views are out of this world A+++

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Graham and Jennie Thank you very much for flying with us yesterday. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around our backyard :). And thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review on TripAdvisor! We hope to fly you again one day. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Foale Heliview Flights More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fantastic experience!!! Our 6yr old enjoyed herself, it was her first helicopter flight. Awesome scenery and hot chocolate upon snow landing. Video footage purchased at the end was terrific, it was like going on the flight again. Commentary was really informative and covered lots of different aspects of the region. Safety always in mind of Peter and Yolanda.

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer 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 

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