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“Fantastic”
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 5 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 doing a trip with Heliview.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Cole A
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

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

Richard & Jolanda Foale
Heliview Flights

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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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jared G
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

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

Richard & Jolanda Foale
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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. The summit landing was beautiful with snow still on the mountain top. I would highly recommend Heliview flights and would most definitely do again :-D

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Joanne W
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

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 private charter flights.

We are blessed with 4 distinct seasons in Central Otago, so the scenery is always different depending on the time of year.

And Richard is our only pilot - so you'll always fly with the CEO :D.

We hope we will be able to welcome you on board again next year.

Warm regards,

Jolanda and Richard Foale
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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 snow when we were about to depart from the snowy mountain. The staff are helpful and experienced. It is one of the must do things in New Zealand.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

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 & Jolanda Foale
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I did one of the Heli-dine trips and enjoyed it so much we did another one the next day. Richard is an excellent pilot and Jolanda is so friendly and helpful. All my E-mails before the trip were answered promptly and informatively. I can highly recommend this trip and after doing one from Queenstown I can honestly say that this was better and a lot easier to get to as Cromwell is not as busy as Queenstown or Wanaka. Jolanda even dropped us back to the motel after the flight. Add this to your "must do list" when in N.Z.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Heliview, Owner at Heliview Flights, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Dear Ian and Fiona

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. It was a pleasure to showcase the Cromwell Basin to you and take you to Carrick Winery on the first day and Mt Difficulty Winery the following day. We certainly love our non-bustling corner of paradise :).

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.

Thanks again,

Richard & Jolanda Foale
Heliview Flights

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