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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.

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)

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.

Available Bookings from February 18 to February 24

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  • Per Person$349.00

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  • Per Person$155.00

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  • Per Person$349.00

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  • Per Person$349.00

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  • Per Person$349.00

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Glenn from New Zealand wrote on 16 September 2019

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Best couple to deal with...made it work in the time available ....more than delivered on the experience...interesting commentary and the geography...ultra safe operators ..and hot chocolate on a mountain top in the snow! Definitely going again.

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

Dear Glenn Thank you so much for your heartfelt thumbs up about your experience with us! It was a pleasure meeting you last month and showcasing our backyard to you from above. We hope to welcome you on board again sometime soon. Warm regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights

Jodel Xyrus from Philippines wrote on 20 June 2019

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It was really a great experience. The actual time we booked was 1115H but it was so foggy but thanks to them that they have adjusted the time so that we could really see the view. And the staff were so accommodating and they really update you time to time by calls and messages. Easy transaction with them. We did enjoy it👌.

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

Dear Jodel and Mikaela Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Yes, the weather can sometimes have a mind of its own and we make every effort to ensure passengers have the best possible window of opportunity for their flight ;). 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

liam from Australia wrote on 25 November 2017

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Great

Very good the people there are so lovely and nice and was just the best flight

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

Dear Liam and Emily Thank you so much for flying with us last week! It was a pleasure meeting you both and showcasing our Central Otago backyard from above. We hope to welcome you on board again sometime soon. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Foale Heliview Flights

Kate from Australia wrote on 16 February 2020

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Coolest thing we’ve ever done!

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

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Mike Aspey from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2020

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Great views of Central Otago

An excellent experience and well hosted

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

Dear Mike and Karen Thanks so much for flying with us yesterday. It was a pleasure to show you around the Cromwell Basin and take you for an alpine landing. We hope to welcome you on board again. Kind regards, Jolanda and Richard Heliview Flights

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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