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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.

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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I did two activities with Richard and Jolanda - first the heli biking off Mt Jackson ~about 15km (intermediate almost beginner type downhill no jumps or obstacles) virtually all... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did two activities with Richard and Jolanda - first the heli biking off Mt Jackson ~about 15km (intermediate almost beginner type downhill no jumps or obstacles) virtually all on farm tracks. It was very enjoyable finishing in Bannockburn (cafe or pub option). I enjoyed it so much so I went back for the scenic heli ride to Old Woman... More 

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India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The family operated flights are one of the best in Queenstown. I loveeedd every single bit of the flight. It was so beautiful to be described in words. I am getting there for another one when it snows. Loved the hospitality and the hot choc at the mountain top!! Awesome experience!

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Manisaxena1 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. And we look forward to welcoming you again in winter when there's snow on the mountains - it makes... More 

wanaka
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And thats with out her glasses, Yolanda and Richard a huge thanks for all the extras to make her birthday so wonderful. You guys are wonderful, she hasnt stopped talking about how wonderful the flight was what she saw and how well you looked after her

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Julie Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear your mum enjoyed your experience with us and the autumn colours were at their finest for her flight! We look forward to seeing you again some day soon - hopefully with glasses ;)! Thanks again for taking the time to give us a review. Your... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best day! Couldn't recommend this family run company enough! Yolanda was extremely personable and was very informative on our intro. Richard put everyone at ease and makes an awesome hot chocolate! I made the mistake of leaving my purse in the helicopter, and Yolanda went above and beyond by posting it back to me- refusing to take... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Alice and Chris Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed our signature Cromwell Basin Flight with Alpine Landing! And n problem at all to reunite you with your purse - that was no trouble at all :). We hope we will see you again some day. Thanks again for your kind words & feedback.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Heliview to be well worth it and owners Yolanda and Richard were so friendly from the moment I called. The trip itself was fantastic on a beautiful sunny morning with some low lying valley cloud. We flew up a clear valley with commentary from Richard and landed at the top. Spectacular views in some directions and above the... More 

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Mcnaccas 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 - next time with snow on the mountains, so plan your trip during winter or spring :). Though you did have beautiful autumn colours over the vineyards and orchards... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a couples holiday. They host were lovely, great history lesson as we flew around. The hot chocolate on top of a deserted mountain is a must!

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear bekstarrr 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 journey on Facebook, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Awesome experience looking down over beautiful landscapes! Richard the pilot is very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Highly recommended!

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The family gave our 90 year old uncle and his sister a heliview flight for his 90th birthday. The flight and friendly service was fantastic. The team couldnt do enough for Ray & Sylvia and really capped off Rays 90th birthday celebrations.

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Sue Thank you so much for thinking of us for Ray's 90th birthday present! Looking after him and Sylvia was a pleasure. We're thrilled to hear that they enjoyed their time in the air with us - seeing the family farm from the air would have been a real treat. We do hope to welcome you and Peter on... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Smooth, great friendly family business. Would highly recommend. Helicopter ride was nice and i felt safe.

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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this review

Dear Dania and Michael Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. It was great meeting you both! 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 journey on Facebook, and please hashtag any photos... More 

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175 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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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 

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