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Mount Iron, Wanaka

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A rocky knoll carved ages ago by glaciers, Mount Iron provides panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Equally popular with locals and tourists, this steep hill near Wanaka features a walking route flanked by helpful information panels. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the trail offers 360-degree views of Lake Wanaka and the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Note that clear weather affords the best vistas. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven terrain, and bring lots of drinking water and a light snack. Plan your visit to Mount Iron and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Wanaka trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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...  more »
  • A suitable mountain for a good morning training with a spectacular view on top - and view to several mountains 
  • 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...  more »