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Heliview Flights

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Address: 2 Ord Road | Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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+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$220.28*
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
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US$1,289.24*
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Ladybird Hill Helicopter Flight with Winery Tour and Lunch

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Spectacular Heli-Biking Trip in Cromwell

Come over from the day from Queenstown for an amazing Heli-Bike Trip with Yolanda and Richard. They were very professional and very friendly throughout the whole trip. We got... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jonny M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come over from the day from Queenstown for an amazing Heli-Bike Trip with Yolanda and Richard. They were very professional and very friendly throughout the whole trip. We got dropped at the top of the mountain range with huge views and private trip. We took a heaps of photos on the way down, enjoyed the included packed lunch and gladly... More 

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Thank Jonny M
Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Jonny Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your Self-ride Heli-Bike experience with us. And thank you also for following our journey on Facebook, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with #Heliview so we can enjoy them as well. We hope we will see you again some day... More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the flight and commentary from Richard the Pilot. Jolanda made us very welcome with a full account of what to expect. Central Otago is a magnificent countryside on a beautiful day.Enjoyed viewing the video afterwards.

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Thank Neil F
Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Neil 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 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were so delighted with Jolanda and Richard for the smooth & exhilarating flight for myself and my family of 5 on the 8 Dec 2016. We were initially worried over the bad weather we encountered days before the planned flight but Jolanda was able to advise us a good schedule for a clear flight. If you are planning for... More 

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Thank SKTham
Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

You are sooo welcome! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to showcase our area to you from above. One day we'll make it to Singapore and you can show us all the best spots there :). We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Your positive comments really help us to strive to... More 

Bamaga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Jolanda our booking process was smooth and seamless. We booked the Heli dine package which was superb. The property was easy to find and we were welcomed by Jolanda. After loading us into the chopper Richard took over, he was extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Views were unforgettable and the landing ( whilst cold) was great. We were... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Nikki Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed our Mt Difficulty Winery Heli-Dine Package. Your feedback ensures we are keeping up with our customers' expectations and it's great to hear that we have struck a good balance. We look forward to seeing you again some day soon! Thanks again for taking the time to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

What an amazing experience for a really decent price. Even with the video added it was a good price BUT I really really do disagree with the fact that there is a video of other people on the stick. I guess they just use one for everyone but that's not okay. Definitly a bummer when i found out.

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Thank Dennis J
Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Hi Dennis Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We really appreciate your feedback but are confused about your comment about the video. We record each flight with a GoPro and then offer that footage for sale after the flight so passengers can relive the experience and show friends and relatives. The footage is of the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Absolutely fantastic! We did the helibiking. Richard flew us to the top of Cairnmuir with stunning views of Cromwell and the surrounding area. Jolanda was our guide, giving us interesting facts and history of the area as we made our way down the mountain range. We ended up spending the whole day riding in the Cromwell area after our riding... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Julie and Wade Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your guided heli-biking trip with us :). It was a pleasure biking with you for the day! We look forward to the day we can ride with you once more! Thanks again for your kind words & feedback. Kind regards Richard & Jolanda Foale... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I cannot speak highly enough of Jolanda and Richard at Heliview! We did the self-guided heli biking trip from the top of Mount Jackson and it was absolutely stunning. Truely a once-in-a-lifetime activity. The team at heliview are friendly, professional, and very helpful - they even leant us their own backpack when we forgot our own...! I would highly recommend... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Cole and Claire Thank you for your wonderful feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us - we loved showing you our slice of paradise :). We hope we will see you again some day - all the best for your next adventure in Canada! Thanks again for your kind words & feedback. Kind regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 22 November 2016 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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Thank Joanne W
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 

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