Heliview Flights
Heliview Flights
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Cromwell, New Zealand

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Jordan R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had an incredible day with our super knowledgeable driver Gary giving a great lead up on the history of the area and superb traveling between our amazing wineries. The best part of the day had to be the heli flight though, Jolanda was a fantastic host pointing out all the interesting sights and history of the area with so much passion and joy. Wish I could do it all again!
Written 24 June 2021
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Dear Jordan Thank you so very much for your awesome review of your day wine tasting and helicoptering around Central Otago. It was a pleasure being part of your wine tasting experience and we hope to welcome you on board again some time. Warm regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 26 June 2021
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Nikki Murray
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My 3 kids and I had a fantastic helicopter experience with Richard and Yolanda. All dealings with Yolanda leading up to the day were friendly and professional and the flight itself was amazing. Great views and really interesting commentary from Richard along the way. It was awesome to be able to get out and have a snowball fight on the mountain. A real highlight for us and great to have it captured on camera. Overall a great experience.
Written 4 May 2021
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Dear Nikki Thank you so much for your fabulous review of your flight experience with us. And so special to have made all those memories with the kids - snowball fights and hot chocolates on the mountain are the best! We hope to welcome you on board again sometime for another adventure. Maybe a Picnic or Wine Tour next? Warmest regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 10 May 2021
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Sandra S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Really beautiful flight around cromwell area. Stunning landing site on Old man Range. Yolanda and Richard were professional and helpful and very informative.
Written 21 April 2021
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Dear Sandra Thank you very much for your 5 star review - we really appreciate you sharing your experience for others to read. It was a pleasure welcoming you on board and showcasing Central Otago to you from above. We hope to welcome you again soon for another adventure. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 26 April 2021
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Eddie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Jolanda and Richard were amazing with helping me organise my surprise proposal, from small requests to finer details, nothing at all was a problem. Richard had great local knowledge of the area during the flight and Jolanda was so easy to liase with. Would 100% recommend this experience to others.
Written 20 February 2021
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Dear Eddie Thank you so much for flying with us last weekend - it was a pleasure working with you to make it a memorable wedding proposal for you and Annaliese. Again, congratulations to you both and we wish you all the best for your next chapter together. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 28 February 2021
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Dale K
New Zealand12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Cromwell basin flight. Absolutely amazing experience for 2 touring seniors. Perfect views fabulous commentary. Highly recommend. Thank you for helping me overcome my scardycatness 🙃
Written 18 February 2021
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Dear Dale and Madeleine Thank you very much for taking to the skies with us last Thursday - what a magical stunning weather day to take advantage of! And thank you for entrusting us to talk you through the experience and make it such a memorable first flight for you. Here's to many more! Enjoy the rest of your NZ holiday and thanks again for supporting our family business :). Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 20 February 2021
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Mikayla B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Fantastic day planned by our partners. Owners looked after us fantastically and went above and beyond. Loved our day thank you so much! Would recommend you to all! Love us- Mikayla, David, Kyle and Essi
Written 15 February 2021
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Dear Mikayla, David, Kyle and Essi Thank you so much for spending Valentine's Day with us. It was such a pleasure to help the boys organise a surprise High Country Heli Picnic for you. So pleased you enjoyed the afternoon on top of the mountains with us. Warmest regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 15 February 2021
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Phil
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
This was honestly the most amazing experience. Jolanda and Richard are an amazing team who made our engagement so incredibly special. As a surprise engagement, they kept the secret incredibly well and had arranged everything perfectly. They are such a warm, friendly couple, who really go the extra mile for their clients.

The flight experience was amazing as Richard is an excellent pilot and has a wonderful knowledge of the area. The helicopter, is beautiful, clean, and offers amazing views for all passengers during the flight. We couldn't recommend this experience more highly.
Written 14 February 2021
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Dear Philip and Hannah Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a real pleasure working with you to make your experience such a memorable event. We wish you all the very best for your next chapter together and have fun planning the wedding! Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 15 February 2021
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nezieth
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience. Richard the pilot has taken that flight so smooth and easy . Definitely recommend 100 percent . Lovely Jolanda has organized the flight to perfection . Weather was well monitored and communicate to us as much as she can.
Written 12 January 2021
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Dear Zenith and Dean Thank you so much for flying with us last week. It was great having you join us and support our family business. We look forward to the opportunity to greet you on board again for one of our other flight experiences. Maybe an alpine picnic next time? Warmest regards, Jolanda and Richard Foale Heliview Flights
Written 13 January 2021
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Shaun & Jo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience with very professional people with great communication.
Very much recommend this to everyone.
Written 9 January 2021
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Dear Shaun and Jo Thank you both so much for flying with us yesterday morning. It was great to finally meet you after all our phone calls and emails in the planning stages 🤗. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in winter to show your boys around and take them for hot chocolates and snowball fights at the 5500 feet alpine landing site! Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights
Written 10 January 2021
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Gabriela
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Amazing experience flying with Heliview Flights! The beautiful views, the smooth flight, friendly people...First time in a helicopter but def not the last! The owners were great, although we couldn't fly on the day we originally booked, we were able to reschedule it to another day when the weather was better. There is no better way to see the beautiful South Island than by air, so this is def a must-do if you are in the area.
Written 26 December 2020
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Thanks so much for flying with us and supporting a small family business. It was so good to get you up in the air on a suitable flying day during your Queenstown holiday. Yes, some flexibility around the weather forecast is always required; so pleased it all come together for you so well :D. And we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you on board again one day soon. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Foale Heliview Flights
Written 27 December 2020
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