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Mount Iron Track

| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Beautiful View From the Top

We hiked to the top of Iron Mountain and were glad we did. It is a steep climb 1.25 kilometers (1... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Redmond, Oregon
Great views at the top

Pick a nice sunny, not too windy day, put on a good pair of walking shoes and head up to the top... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanaka, New Zealand
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“the loop” (32 reviews)
“degree views” (27 reviews)
“great walk” (28 reviews)
| State Highway 84, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hiked to the top of Iron Mountain and were glad we did. It is a steep climb 1.25 kilometers (1 mile+) up and the same down. The views from the top of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring were wonderful. Definitely worth the climb but...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick a nice sunny, not too windy day, put on a good pair of walking shoes and head up to the top. It is reasonably steep and winds up the mountain. Can be a little slippery in parts but overall not too bad. The views...More

Thank 56ME2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is steep, but the track is well maintained and gets you to the top very quickly. The views are amazing in all direction. You can take a different route down to avoid the same path.

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a 2h30 walk with climbing (round trip)... You don’t need to be so physically prepared... The view is spectacular!! It is very windy on the top of the mountain so we didn’t spend much time there... It is very worthy and the photos...More

Thank Vivi_Okahara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little workout at any time of the day. For a bit extra, go up and over. Suitable for moderate level of fitness.

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must-do on a sunny day- the views are awesome! The only reason not to rate it as excellent is that the path is a bit iffy in places- it's billed as an easy walk, but there are some pretty rocky parts that can...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a walk up to the top from 5.30am and reached the top at 6.20am. Actually it is short distance but reasonably steep. Tiring especially when carried a tripod and a camera. However never regret when you starts seeing the morning scenic of Wanaka....More

Thank keefenkong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
Great sunrise photos!
15 December 2015|
Response from gilll | Reviewed this property |
Probably never. If you can walk ok it could be done with lots of rests..
20 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