Northwest of Xyliatos village, up on Troodos Mountains in the Nicosia district and less than 1000 m / 0.62 mi from the village center, lies a huge circular crater; a remnant of the mine that was once there from 1954 to 1990. The crater is located right where the ore export point used to be. Following an initiative of the local Community Council, the mine has been filled with rainwater. The result is phenomenal. A peculiar lake dominates now the surrounding mountains.
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Kayaking in Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy, Otago New Zealand
It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.
Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake in New Zealand (80 km/49 mi length) and the second largest in South Island. It is surrounded by glaciated mountains (the highest is Mount Earnslaw) and is drained by Kawarau River.
Wakatipu lake is unique, since it has a tide (the water level rises and drops about 10 cm/3 in in 25 min cycles) and consists a popular destination for the lovers of kayaking. From the shores of Glenorchy you can easily access the secluded Pig and Pigeon Islands. The view from the surrounding mountains is just breathtaking!
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.