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“So worth it!”
Review of Mount Iron Track

Mount Iron Track
Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great shortish walk and almost anyone can do it. It's quite a steep climb to start with but if you take it slow you are so knocked out by the views that you actually want to go higher. The view from the top is stunning and very worthwhile the hard work to get up there. There are benches along the way and at the top to catch your breath. I am not fit but I didn't struggle to do this walk and my 70+ in-laws did it so anyone can. I would recommend going down the way you you generally go up which is past the iron silhouette of the man and his dog as doing the loop is nice but you don't get the views on the way down, it's a little more difficult in places and it's much longer. Highly recommended.

Thank Colleen B
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

A must do if you want some exercise that is rewarded with the best views of Wanaka. It takes a bit of effort, but there were family groups, dog walkers and a whole cross section of adults on top. Went up the easy side and came down the back which made a nice round trip.

Thank Kris J
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

You get a nice view from the top, but if your time is limited you might prefer to do something else.

Thank Wolvesblue2
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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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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!

Thank markkellaway
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