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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Fantastic walk with stunning views of Wanaka!

We parked by Puzzling World and turned left into the park and up to the summit from that direction... read more

Reviewed yesterday
speedsister
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Busy but good excercise

I went up before dawn and ran into about 30 or so people before I came down. Good views but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sam F
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| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We parked by Puzzling World and turned left into the park and up to the summit from that direction and I'm really glad that we did! Its a steady uphill climb but not too strenuous and the views from the top are amazing. We then...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went up before dawn and ran into about 30 or so people before I came down. Good views but relatively challenging walk - definitely not for young children.

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The well-signposted entrance to this track is on the main highway into Wanaka, at the very foot of Mt Iron, and there is a car parking area. The track is about 45 minutes each way, and there is also a circle track. The views from...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just half an hour to the top for awesome views of Wanaka and the lakeside. Do it in the morning or evening for best light for photos ;)

Thank Hanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth walking up to take in the view. It's something kids can do too. There are animal bones to find (clean, not gory) which is a bit of fun.

Thank kiwifi2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do walk. Splendid views of lake town and surrounds. Worth walking up east side and down west (main) side. Good bit of exercise but anyone can do it. Dogs love it. Try getting up there to see sun rise. It's great. I sometimes...More

Thank Whatsinaplay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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alexchwoo
29 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
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MSE80
14 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
19 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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