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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 10 September 2018
Morning Walk

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

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JackandFrances
Reviewed 6 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne_W503
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BobF1424
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sywatkins
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to Wanaka we walk up mount Iron the view from the top is well worth it. The track is a bit worn but it’s still easy access.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 351annieb | 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