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Mount Iron Track

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Address: | State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Great walk

A must for travelers. Not too hard or long and great views from the top. Take your dog if you have one. My kids have also done it and enjoyed it.

Reviewed May 11, 2016
Kim P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

A must for travelers. Not too hard or long and great views from the top. Take your dog if you have one. My kids have also done it and enjoyed it.

Thank Kim P
Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding views. Steep but easy walking. Take warm clothing can be cold wind at the top. Good parking, allow an hour

Thank Stuart L
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We did the return walk in 2 hours. We took it slow as we are not as fit as we thought we were. Steep hills but resting often we made it. Beautiful photo opportunities along the way and at the top. Suggest you take a bottle of water as its thirsty work.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

If you have an hour to spare, you should hike up Mt Iron and enjoy the breathtaking views of Wanaka.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

Mount Iron was a great way to spend a couple of free hours. It's a short walk but certainly gets your heart pumping faster with the relatively steep-ish ascent. The views are great and there are some nice seating areas at the top of Mt Iron if you want to take a packed lunch!

Thank LeahWhaiHills
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Mt Iron is a 'must walk' for visitors to Wanaka, giving fantastic "birds eye" views from the top which gives an overall perspective of the Town and Surrounds. Easily managed by people of average fitness but the less fit, may need to allow extra time, take stops and soak up the view from the well positioned seats. Remember to take... More 

Thank Jacqui A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

reasonable climb, lots of family groups, but a great 360 degree view, very close to Wanaka township, a must if you are visiting, the track is in good condition

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

A short distance from the centre of town Mt Iron challenges young and old ,locals and tourists to a panoramic vista of the Lakes and the surrounding mountains . Suitable shoes and clothing is a requisite and of course the camera . The locals are warm and welcoming as they join you on their daily walk . The information centre... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

A short distance from town Mt iron is a must do for visitors and locals. The track is a loop. Taking the lakeside climb up is easier as its a gradual walk up whereas the backside is steep but you get there fast. Awesome views of Wanaka and the mountains. Some people look like they walk it daily. Great easy... More 

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Reviewed April 19, 2016

Havn't had the opportunity for hill walks lately, so had some reservation on my ability. It is a bit of a steep climb, so took my time, stopped for breath as needed and then was well rewarded with a real sense of achievement and completely awesome views at the top. I can recommend this walk for anyone who has a... More 

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