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“A grand day in Central Otago by helicopter and bicycle”
Review of Heliview Flights

Heliview Flights
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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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 14 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 in excited anticipation from first contact and right through until we arrived at the hanger and at this point we knew we certainly were not going to be let down. Everything was beyond our expectation. From the super smooth MD600N helicopter, to the guidance, flight commentary, the route, the scenery, lunch and to the bike riding. It's not a trip for the "go big" downhill mtber but perfect for beginner and intermediate XC and Enduro riders. But don't think it's all about the ride, take some time to soak in the environment and if you need to pedal a bit more ask about "the gold fields". The perfect mix of professional and friendly (I highly recommend getting Yolanda to go along as your guide). We would definitely orgainise another trip with Heliview. For now though we are still going over the pictures and talking about the wonderful memories from the day.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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
Heliview Flights

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Reviewed 13 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 and my 7 and 12 year old loved it. As did my fiancé getting the front seat on the return journey. The hot chocolate prepared by Yolanda was a great touch. Make sure you get the photos package. Richard takes a great shot and we treasure the family pics he took. Thanks you so much team for a memory that will last a life time.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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 waited for the weather to come to the party :)!

Thanks for follow our journey on Facebook.com/Heliview, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with #Heliview so we can enjoy them as well.

Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you on board again some time :).

Richard & Jolanda Foale
Heliview Flights

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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 to the flight. Landing on the mountain with breathtaking views and being served the most beautiful creamy hot chocolate brought tears to my eyes. If you are looking for something to do around Queenstown, make sure to pay Yolanda and Richard a visit. Thank you to the both of you, this was the highlight to my trip to Queenstown.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

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 us a review. Your feedback ensures we are keeping up with our customers expectations.

Kind regards

Richard & Jolanda Foale
Heliview Flights

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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 run business. Jolanda was very welcoming and friendly and Richard was a great pilot. Our flight was incredible. Richard provided an excellent commentary throughout the flight. The landing on the mountain was stunning! Hot chocolate warmed our cold hands. Enough time to take in the scenery and snap some photos. Richard also took photos of us which we were able to purchase on a USB when we left. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely recommend to all!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

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 journey on Facebook.com/Heliview, and please hashtag any photos you upload on your social media stream with #Heliview so we can enjoy them as well.

And we look forward to welcoming you on board again on your next visit!

Thanks again,

Richard & Jolanda Foale

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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+++

Date of experience: September 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

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

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