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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Windy walk

Windy 1st of Jan '17 and to walk of the night before I chose to go up Mt Iron. Track is pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile
Delightful walk, great views at the top!

A lovely 60 minute loop walk up and down Mount Iron. Requires moderate fitness level on the climb... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Kay B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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“degree view” (20 reviews)
“great walk” (26 reviews)
| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Windy 1st of Jan '17 and to walk of the night before I chose to go up Mt Iron. Track is pretty basic and steep in places but the view is well worth it.

Thank Durry-357
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely 60 minute loop walk up and down Mount Iron. Requires moderate fitness level on the climb up, but with rests this is manageable for pretty much everyone. If you take your time, it'll be more like a 90 minute round trip. Many people...More

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is by far the best short walk exercise you can do in wanaka. It takes just under an hour round trip but makes you feel great and gives you a really good perspective of the town and surrounding areas..

Thank gilll
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Mount Iron is a decent climb but no problem for fit people. Take time to head up on a sunny day and enjoy the views at the top.

Thank Saturn01
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I recently took my parents (69 years) for a walk/hike up Mount Iron after a recommendation from a friend. The walk was lovely, although pretty warm! I found the walk quite easy however for my parents the walk was as challenging as I would take...More

Thank Ellie8888
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good hill walk, nice views. Well graded track, easy to follow. Not much shade in hot sun. We walked to the start from our motel, but plenty of parking if you need it.

Thank Belinda P
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended! Any visitor to wanaka needs to experience the 360 degree view from the top! I've had a few minor skids when going down the track so shoes with grip is recommended.

1  Thank GreatSouthernMan
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is so easy to get to and the views over Wanaka are fabulous. Good to see it is so well used by both locals and tourists. It was cold and windy the day we walked up but well worth it.

1  Thank travellingaround2015
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It's steep and painful on the legs but worth it when you see the 360 degree views. Gorgeous on a sunny day!

1  Thank Denise T
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was a really nice Sunday morning walk for a couple of hours. The views from the top are so lovely in every direction. Also a family walk or good with the dog.

1  Thank Christopher P
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I plan to visit Mount Iron too. Is it good for taking sunset or sunrise pictures? Thanks a lot.
30 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
........ when are you going to put in a gondola or escalator for the elderly?
15 December 2015|
Response from gilll | Reviewed this property |
Probably never. If you can walk ok it could be done with lots of rests..
Where is it located and where do you start the hike?
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