Canyon, Skydive and your choice of Jumboland or Siberia Expeditions
This package includes three of Wanaka's most active and challenging experiences. The first day you limber up with a choice of two full day expeditions, both in the beautfiful Makarora region of Mt Aspiring National Park. The Jumboland adventure takes you by helicopter on a short scenic over the Southern Alps to land at Jumboland in the Wilkin River valley. Your hike out takes up to 4 hours, with time for a lunch stop and you are met by jetboat for one of New Zealand's best jetboat rides back out to civilisation and Makarora.
The Jumboland hike is well marked but does require more confidence in remote hiking and greater fitness than the Siberia trip. The neighbouring Siberia Valley trail is probably steeper but the track is to a high standard and the hike is shorter, at 2-3 hours. If you choose the Siberia option you also enjoy a short scenic flight into to the Siberia Valley, hike through a forested valley back out to the Wilkin River and are met by a jetboat for an exhilerating ride back out to Makaroa. Both of these hikes are 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 following day you may relax, after a 15,000 ft morning jump (60 seconds of freefall) with Wanaka Skydive.
Package includes four nights accommodation at Riverrun, inclusive of delicious breakfasts, evening appetisers, dinner on one night of your stay and lunches for the Makarora hike, canyoning, skydive Wanaka and either Jumboland or Siberia experience.
fitness advisable: moderate-strong
confidence level: high
cost: NZ$1610 in a Cardrona room or NZ$1910 in a Clutha room per person
season: october-march (note that order of activites may change, subject to weather)