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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Great Hike and View of Wanaka and area

Today was a beautiful day for a hike up Mount Iron. Make sure you have water, good shoes and sun... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Bill T
Ottawa, Canada
Tough walk... well worth it for the views!

A local recommended the route to us... so off we went! Luckily we're quiet fit, it was really quiet... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Francesca C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (27 reviews)
| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Today was a beautiful day for a hike up Mount Iron. Make sure you have water, good shoes and sun block for this hike. It is 540 meters up and the views from the top are more then excellent

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A local recommended the route to us... so off we went! Luckily we're quiet fit, it was really quiet a demanding walk up however at the top it is so worth every second of the struggle up!... views over miles and miles, the lake and...More

1  Thank Francesca C
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A suitable mountain for a good morning training with a spectacular view on top - and view to several mountains

Thank kishoej
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This excellent view is great, there are a couple of unsealed viewing areas to take in the sights. The winding approach from Arrowtown is steep and a little daughnting for the uninitiated but worth the effort. Arrowtown is so close you must visit Patagonia Chocolates...More

1  Thank marksmail
Reviewed 28 January 2017

You automatically take your time going up (gets a little steep), stopping for views. Manageable with an average fitness level. Really nice 360 degree views from the top. Walk down was actually a little harder. Need to work to slow yourself down, and can be...More

Thank LikeItActive
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We left at 5.40am, got to the top at 6.10am, by the time the sun got over the clouds it was 6.40am, so worth the wait though!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We did the 4,5 km (90 minutes) hike. Pretty steep but the view is totally worth it! There are benches to chill out and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Slightly above average ability probably wise for this uphill climb. Parking is on the roadside, keep an eye out for it on the left hand side if coming from town. There a pleasant loo and water just as you start the climb up. Views from...More

1  Thank jillyann_atherton
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Great walk, didn't realise it was so steep! Takes about 45 mins to an hour depending on how fast you're going. Would prefer just to go up and down the left hand side instead of doing the loop because the right hand side is very...More

1  Thank Ella G
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It seems each and every single tourist in Wanaka walks up that hill at least once. That doesn't come at a surprise though: The views from up there are awesome when the weather is fine. If you're not a super trained hiker, expect the loop...More

1  Thank KiwiSchnitzel
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
14 December 2015|
Response from gilll | Reviewed this property |
Probably never. If you can walk ok it could be done with lots of rests..
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