The canyoning activity in Dolomites, is a very successful combination of mountaineering and fluvial techniques. In Trentino region, in northern Italy, the fans of canyoning have many options to enjoy the magnificent gorges of Italian Alps. The crystal clear waters coming down directly from the snowy slopes of the Dolomite’s peaks and the breathtaking landscape, not only from the top of the hills but also from the heart of the mountains would take your breath away. The area offers many possibilities for all skill levels.
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Canyoning in Niger Stream, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous scenery, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
If you are into extreme adventures, canyoning is one of the best activities you can experience in the wider Wanaka area. Niger Stream is located in Matukituki Valley, on the road to Mount Aspiring.
Grasp the opportunity to descend into Niger Stream inside the canyon (be prepared for approximately 4 hours of descent) and feel the thrill of going down among sharp and steep rocks. Slide through narrow passageways, get to jump and swim during strong water flows, fight the waterfalls and learn abseiling techniques. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and a towel with you!
Note: Necessary equipment provided by operators.
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