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A civilised trek close to town

Mt Iron is deceptive, looks easy but if you're unfit like me, it can take a few stops to get to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morning Walk

We’ve walked mount iron many times at various times of the day and year. Early morning is really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Iron is deceptive, looks easy but if you're unfit like me, it can take a few stops to get to the top. My grandchildren had no problem - apart from impatience, and my daughter in law RUNS up and down it at least once...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dead rabbits, birds, cats all over mountain and below killed by 1080 poison If phased by this avoid this mountain as it is animal cruelty and should be closed to the public as the poison is in the towns water system and most lakes around...More

Thank Dylan m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve walked mount iron many times at various times of the day and year. Early morning is really the best time to enjoy the circular track with fewest people around. Views from the top are spectacular considering it is so close to town

Thank Anne_W503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice short walk with a bit of climbing to bump up the heart rate. Take it easy or use it as a decent workout. Nice view is a bonus. I recommend completing the round circuit and coming back to road level opposite Puzzling World...More

1  Thank BobF1424
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not for the feint hearted and you must go on a clear day but we’ll worth the effort. You can go up and down on different sides which I would recommend as you get a totally different perspective. A great walk.

Thank ElizabethBartholomew
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Great to get out and stretch the legs, quite steep in some places. Would be careful if quite wet as were a few slippery parts. A lot of people walking up with dogs as well. View at the top well worth it!

Thank Ohmeow
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A good moderate walk up the mount which most could achieve. Views amazing. Works up an appetite for lunch.

Thank TeamMiller
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Track can be a little steep in some points but easily manageable with a reasonable level of fitness. It was a 2 hour round trip walking from Wanaka town center, including taking photos along the way. Recommend going on a nice day so you can...More

Thank SunTraveller84
Reviewed 23 July 2018

From the car park on Highway 6 it is a half hour uphill hike to the top of Mount Iron. The views are stunning - mountains and the lake and town of Wanaka.

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Bit of a climb to the top of Mt Iron but a fairly easy walk with well formed tracks. Good for families, all abilities and anyone wanting a quick walk up and down in just sneakers. Unfortunately, this just didn't do it for me! I...More

Thank sywatkins
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
15 December 2015|
Response from gilll | Reviewed this property |
Probably never. If you can walk ok it could be done with lots of rests..
20 July 2015|
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Response from Annie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As in the previous answer - go out of Wanaka and park up on the left hand side of the road - no problems re parking. Go through the gate which is marked - towards the signed trail. You can go up one side and down the... More