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Canyoning in Niger Stream, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand

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Descent:
4 hours
Wanaka is a small town in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, situated on the south side of Lake Wanaka.

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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Queenstown
68.2 km (42.4 miles), 58 min
Follow State Highway 6 and continue onto Cardrona Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
276 km (171.5 miles), 3 hours 16 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Christchurch
426 km (264.7 miles), 5 hours 2 min
Follow State Highway 73A and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Wanaka Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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