Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, known worldwide for its mythological importance, as according to the religion of the ancient Greeks, the 12 "Olympian" gods lived there. Located in Pieria region, on the borders of Macedonia and Thessaly, this incredible mountainous massif has a number of peaks with the highest of all, called Mytikas, reaching a top elevation of 9573 ft / 2918 m and is surrounded by deep gorges and areas of outstanding biodiversity.
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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.