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Review of Mount Iron Track

Mount Iron Track
Ranked #5 of 79 things to do in Wanaka
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Mt iron track is a very scenic, easy but a steep walk just 400m from the puzzling world in Wanaka.The track starts steep and eases down after 1.5 km. You can either do a loop or come back the same way down. I preferred the same way down because of the views . As you ascend , you get beautiful views of wanaka town,lake and the Mt Aspiring peaks . If you take the loop you get a view of farmlands on other side. At the peak you get a 360 degree view of the region.The walk is pleasant,and it climbs only 250m , hence all age groups would be able to do it. An average walker can take around 2 hours to complete the hike.
If you cannot afford to take a helicopter ride over wanaka, mt iron can easily substitute for it !!

Thank binals
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"the loop"
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"degree view"
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"great walk"
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"steep climb"
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"anti clockwise"
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"dog walkers"
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"popular walk"
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"worth the effort"
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"great views from the top"
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"walk up"
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"easy hike"
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"albert town"
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"round trip"
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"average fitness"
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lovely views over Wanaka on the way to the top and panoramic views when you get there. Sort enough to do in a couple of hours, long and steep enough to know you've had a walk!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Easy to find, opposite Puzzling World on main road between Albert Town & Wanaka. Free parking. Marked pathway. Pleasant climb around mountain, great views from top.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

It is definitely a "climb" but on a very easy track (no big rocks to contend with). Totally worth the walk and a great way to build your appetite. Fun to watch the local "joggers". We went a little later in the day and there were no dogs- actually few folks on the trail.

Thank EMtravelers
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you like walking rather than trail trecking and don't mind a fairly long climb to the summit then try this. Great views all the way up and of course even more spectacular at the summit. You can come down a different route so you don't have to backtrack.
The walk up took us about 40 minutes so it's not really too far, but it's uphill all the way and I'm afraid to admit that the 40 minutes included a number of rest stops. You don't need to be particularly fit, although if you are then you could always join the "athletes" who we met running the circuit - twice!

Thank VEROUK
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