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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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i think you can find better trails

it is about 500mtrs high and you can get a nice scenic view of the lake. However, if you are on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johnmir13
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Athens, Greece
Well worth the climb

I am an older gentleman and so the thought of walking up this quite steep track was a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris M
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Canberra, Australia
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| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
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| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

it is about 500mtrs high and you can get a nice scenic view of the lake. However, if you are on limited time i suggest you skip it and enjoy the same view from another easier to access point.

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am an older gentleman and so the thought of walking up this quite steep track was a little daunting at first, but it was well worth the effort. There were many places to stop on the way and the locals were very helpful and...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Track is not easy but totally worth it. Any fitness level could do this, just take your time. Views are incredible.

Thank Ky83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views, well worth the 1 1/2hr round trip. Take water, hat and of course good walking shoes. ..............................

Thank judemd2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s just over 500 meters high, but she is a bit of a steep climb to get to the top. There are benches on the way up to pull up, when needed. The top gives you a good view over Wanaka town, and Lake Wanaka.

Thank liitlekim
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started out early as it was meant to be 27 in Wanaka later in the day. I got there at 6:45 and there were quite a few locals already making their way down. Considering I had armed myself with water, the right shoes, hats...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think we spent about three hours in total on this interesting walk. We went up one side and down the other, this included resting at the top and taking time to look at the good views of wanaka and the surrounding area. We wore...More

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it’s uphill! But the view is worth it , round trip is just over an hour at a steady walk... if you’re a mountain goat you’ll be faster ! The view is stunning, best to walk early morning to avoid boiling !

Thank hrhs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a shortish walk for those wanting to get decent views over Wanaka but out of the many walks that we've done in NZ this was not one of the highlights. In fact that are many in the Wanaka region that blow this one...More

1  Thank CarlEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay so I got us a bit lost at the end of the walk. Trust the signage. Magnificent views from the top of Mt Iron. The track is doable with an average level of fitness, just take your time and drink plenty of water. Around...More

Thank KaritaneMartin
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alexchwoo
30 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
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MSE80
15 December 2015|
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Response from gilll | Reviewed this property |
Probably never. If you can walk ok it could be done with lots of rests..
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wutsurstyle
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
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