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Mount Iron

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Address: East of Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand

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Great hike

We did the 4,5 km (90 minutes) hike. Pretty steep but the view is totally worth it! There are benches to chill out and enjoy the scenery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Linda V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 4,5 km (90 minutes) hike. Pretty steep but the view is totally worth it! There are benches to chill out and enjoy the scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Slightly above average ability probably wise for this uphill climb. Parking is on the roadside, keep an eye out for it on the left hand side if coming from town. There a pleasant loo and water just as you start the climb up. Views from the top are good of the lake and town, it gives you an idea of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great walk, didn't realise it was so steep! Takes about 45 mins to an hour depending on how fast you're going. Would prefer just to go up and down the left hand side instead of doing the loop because the right hand side is very very steep.

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Thank Ella G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It seems each and every single tourist in Wanaka walks up that hill at least once. That doesn't come at a surprise though: The views from up there are awesome when the weather is fine. If you're not a super trained hiker, expect the loop walk to take about 2 hours. The wide walkway (walking autobahn?) is pretty steep and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good view of the town and lake. Walkable from the town centre, great outing for families on a sunny day!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking Mt Iron many times this year I decided to run it. For someone with moderate fitness it's quite achievable as the climb isn't that steep. Great way to start the day feeling energized.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and simple hike for beginners. No previous hiking experience needed but offers great views of Wanaka, Albert Town and you can even see Lake Hawea on a good day.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this hike first thing in the morning and were up and back to the parking lot in about an hour. Great views on the way up and even bigger views at the top. An easy hike for everyone that you'll be glad you did. Great view of the lakes and region from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a good grunt to get to the top but the view was certainly worth it, we ran down the loop path back towards Albert Town making a full circle to the car park

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have the time and inclination for one walk in Wanaka make this your one! Yes it is a bit steep in places but you will be rewarded with glorious 360 degree views of Wanaka. The first track you come to from town end of Wanaka is much easier and not quite as steep as the one leading... More 

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