The Wanaka Challenge
Canyon, Skydive and Siberia Experience
This package includes four nights luxury accommodation, a delicious gourmet dinner on one night of your stay and three of Wanaka's best most challenging experiences. The first day you limber up with a full day expedition in the beautfiful Makarora region of Mt Aspiring National Park. The Siberia Experience provides a short scenic flight into to the remote Siberia Valley, a 3 hour hike through forested river valleys back out to the Wilkin River and an exhilerating jetboat ride back out to Makaroa. The hike is self-guided, we will supply directions, map, light lunches, (walking poles and daypack if necessary). Good hiking footwear essential.
Your second event is a full day Deep Canyoning the Niger, a hidden canyon in Wanaka's beautiful Matukitiki Valley. You abseil, slide, dive and ride down a series of waterfalls, into deep pools and shutes. Wetsuits, equipment and lunch are provided. Professionally operated and you will receive excellent instruction, but a strong sense of adventure and good fitness helps. This is a full day trip, 6-7 hours in total.
The third day you may rest - after a 15,000 ft morning jump (60 seconds of freefall) with Wanaka Skydive.
Good fitness and a sense of adventure is essential for this package. Book in summer, when the weather is reliably warm and sunny (December-March). Make sure you bring good hiking footwear and clothing (warm layers plus one waterproof).
Package includes four nights accommodation at Riverrun, inclusive of delicious breakfasts, evening appetisers, dinner on one night of your stay and Canyoning, Skydive Wanaka 15,000ft jump and the Siberia experience (including lunches for the hike).
fitness advisable: moderate-strong
confidence level: high
cost: NZ$1855 in a Cardrona room or NZ$2055 in a Clutha room per person
season: october-march (note that order of activites may change, subject to weather)