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Heliview - 45 Minute Cromwell Basin Helicopter Flight With Alpine Landing

Join us for an incredible helicopter journey over the Cromwell Basin - then head up to the mountainous Kopuwai Conservation Reserve for an alpine landing. Enjoy complimentary refreshments at 5500 feet.

Highlights

  • Play in the snow (season dependent) and take in the incredible views of Central Otago in an experience that will literally leave you feeling on top of the world!
  • Complimentary refreshments at the remote alpine landing site.
  • The Cromwell Basin flight offers a glimpse into the area’s rich goldmining history, both present day and days gone by, and showcases the basin’s breathtaking Central Otago landscape  and award-winning vineyards, including a remote alpine landing on the Pisa or Old Woman Range (Kopuwai Conservation Reserve).
  • This is one flight NOT to be missed! Experience Cromwell: an authentic, gentler pace.

Be in awe of the vast snow-capped mountain ranges and beautiful vineyards and orchards below. Awesome views of Cromwell, Lake Dunstan and distant views of Mt Aspiring and Mt Cook.

See where the magnificent Clutha and Kawarau Rivers meet and flow to the Clyde Dam. Fly over the Highlands Motorsport Park. Gain a unique aerial perspective on Bannockburn's gold mining sites, historic Stewart Town, the Bannockburn Sluicings and award-winning vineyards.

This operator is UNIQUE FAMILY OWNED business with over 35 years of flying experience – not a big corporate company. They spend more time with you, making your trip special. Small groups guarantee a personalised experience.

“Our customers feedback continually mentions our duration of experience and time in the air is the best value for money in the market.”

Fly in the safest and most versatile H120 turbine helicopter with unparalleled visibility including the latest modern avionics to enhance safety, comfort and reliability, including wireless active noise-cancelling headsets.

Per Person $349.00

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight over the Cromwell Basin
  • Remote alpine landing (approx 15 min)
  • Personalised inflight commentary from the pilot (in English)
  • Complimentary refreshments at 5500 feet
  • Department Of Conservation landing fees
  • Flight and landing is approx 45 minutes

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Weight restrictions apply - please advise weight of individual passengers as you proceed through check out. Passengers that weigh more than 115kg (254lb ) may be required to purchase a second seat to ensure the comfort of all passengers. Overall weight limits also apply to the helicopter which varies depending on the number of passengers and duration of the flight. Please contact us if you have any questions about your particular scenario.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • CONDITIONS

  • Flights are weather dependent and at the pilot's discretion.
  • Minimum numbers apply - flights confirmed with 4 passengers, smaller bookings may be waitlisted to confirm.
  • We offer free parking outside our departure lounge at the Cromwell Racecourse Airfield - plenty of space for campervans.
  • Public transport options include Ritchies Transport (who will drop off at our base on request) and InterCity buses.
  • Cancellation fees may apply if bookings are cancelled less than 24 hours before departure.
  • MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS

    Infant/toddlers (age 0-3yrs) may travel on an adult's lap for an additional $75 (maximum 2 per flight). Please add this information as you proceed through checkout. Children over 4 years old require their own seat by law.
  • PRODUCT EXTRAS :

    Purchase a video/photos of your flight for just $75 on your way to checkout. Why not create a combo with a Goldfields JetBoat Ride and/or lunch at a Central Otago Winery? Add a remote alpine landing on the mountainous Kopuwai Conservation Reserve. Goldfields Jet Boat ride $100pp and Central Otago Winery Lunch (Carrick, Mt Difficulty, Scott Base or Stoaker Room) inc helicopter drop off $150pp.

    Location: Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, 24 Ord Road, Cromwell, Approx 45min drive from Queenstown and Wanaka.

    Please allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience (arrival, registration, safety briefing, flight with alpine landing, post-flight debrief)

Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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katem15 from Australia wrote on 16 February 2020

Coolest thing we’ve ever done!

Richard and Yolanda provided an incredible experience. This is not to be missed!

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From Heliview - 45 Minute Cromwell Basin Helicopter Flight With Alpine Landing

Oops, we overlooked your review - sorry for the slow response. It was a pleasure taking yourself and Doug for a helicopter flight. Thanks so much for your awesome review :). Until next time! Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights

Sandra Wilkinson from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2021

Helicopter Experience

It was an amazing experience, the views were incredible. The team was very knowledgeable and the joking certainly calmed some nerves as well as the very cute dog and a fun snakes & ladders table. Photos came out really cool. Overall an experience I'd thooughly recommend.

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From Heliview - 45 Minute Cromwell Basin Helicopter Flight With Alpine Landing

Dear Sandra Thank you so much for flying with us as your first helicopter experience. It was great meeting you and your family - we thoroughly enjoyed the laughs as well! We wish you a fab rest of your holidays and hope you discover some more gems in the Queenstown area. Kindest regards, Jolanda

Gabriela from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2021

Awesome experience!

We had an amazing time flying with Heliview! The pilot is very experienced and knowledgeable, and the flight was super pleasant. The views from above are just stunning, the best way to see all the beauty of the South Island. Just pack a jacket for the alpine landing, it's always quite chilly on the top, even in the middle of the summer. Highly recommend this experience!

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karenm24 from New Zealand wrote on 16 November 2020

Great heli tri

Really informative commentary, amazing views

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Chris Stapleton from New Zealand wrote on 12 November 2020

Amazing experience

Yolanda and the team made sure we had a special flight and everything ran smooth. Awesome experience.

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From Heliview - 45 Minute Cromwell Basin Helicopter Flight With Alpine Landing

Dear Chris and Lisa Thank you so much for flying with us yesterday as part of your honeymoon trip to Queenstown. It was great meeting you both! Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard from Heliview Flights

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