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Review of Heliview Flights

Heliview Flights
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US$219.96*
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Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Snow Landing
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Ladybird Hill Helicopter Flight with Winery Tour and Lunch
Ranked #1 of 8 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.
Reviewed 16 January 2012

A simply spectacular flight! My Port to Peak flight this morning gave an incredible all-round views of Mount Taranaki's beautiful forest and peak as well as the coastline, port and city. Richard the pilot and his wife Jolanda provided a wonderfully friendly, efficient and professional service. Everyone had a comfortable, spacious window seat, and Richard gave interesting commentry throughout the flight. I've experienced Taranaki from all sorts of perspectives, but this surely is THE best way to see the region! Can't wait to fly with them again!

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We had only short time to see the mountain & so we decided to go with Heliview for a 25 minutes evening flight. We arrived at the heliport and were greeted by their lovely dog who was resting at the car park. We paid (very moderate NZ$ 200/person) and got the standard safety instructions.

We were quite surprised when the helicopter arrived because it wasn't one of the standard (& cheap) Raven 44 with piston engine - no it was a real size helicopter with power & space as well as fluffy leather seats, even in 5 seat VIP configuration (not the max. 7 load). So everybody has a window seat, even when fully booked.

The flight over the summit, especially when the heli lifts to 9500 feet is amazing. Stunning views, better than walking up the mountain - and all this in such a short time at just NZ$ 400 for a couple.

That's THE way to do sightseeing!

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

The people who own this company are totally amazing - even though we had complex organisation, at no stage did we feel forgotten or not communicated with. We always knew what was happening. Full marks to Richard & Jolanda for a wonderfully interesting & safe flight. Just do it!!!!!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017
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