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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Keep going UP to get a good view

We parked our car along Hidden Hills Drive, then followed the DOC signage, crossing a private land... read more

Reviewed today
Wai Kit F
Great short walk and lovely views

An excellent short walk (1.5 hours loop) to a high look out above Wanaka, Albert town and off... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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“degree views” (27 reviews)
“great walk” (28 reviews)
| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed today

We parked our car along Hidden Hills Drive, then followed the DOC signage, crossing a private land to reach the Mt Iron Track. The track is moderately steep, just keep going up to reach the summit. There isn't much view to see on the way...More

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent short walk (1.5 hours loop) to a high look out above Wanaka, Albert town and off course the surrounding mountains, lakes and rivers. It's a steep climb from either side but if you just want to walk up to the top and get...More

Thank Julez1900
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice 90 minute walk that climbs 200m faster on the southern side if you do the loop. The track is in need of a little work in a few sections but mostly good.

Thank ian6633
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is popular among both tourists and locals. It's a steep 1.5 hour walk so be prepared. The view along the way is pretty much the best you'll see so if you're tight for time/tired, there's no need to get to the top. There...More

Thank dincytea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have a day in Wanaka, it is well worth the while to walk up Mt Iron. A wonderful view of the lake and township. The area is teeming with bird life. You might spot a few wild white tail rabbits scurrying away....More

Thank W C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a winters day. - the 45 minutes at start is a good workout and the views if it is a clear day as it was for us are very good . Loop walk takes 1.5 hours - well worth it

Thank alisonwoodnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for a walk.it said 45 minutes up. But only took an hour and half up and down.lots of families were on the track.very good exercise.and great views from the top.

Thank meaganschick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this track and keep going up there every time we have spare few hours. It's great work out with amazing view. It's also dog friendly which is super rare here in NZ

Thank Aija S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a cloudy day, but I'm sure on a clear day you can see much more. There's some small signs at the top describing some of the history of the area and a post that names many of the mountains you can see.

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This track is worth the effort. Good walking shoes and a bottle of water is all you will need. Plenty of places to sit and rest on the way up and a glorious view of lovely Wanaka ,and over to Lake Hawea which is also...More

Thank cruznjones
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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