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Mount Iron, Wanaka
(4.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This walk is fine for most, very accessible by car, more than one spot to stop. Bathrooms nearby. Nice place at the top / peak, plenty of room, you won't get crowded out. Check it out, take some lunch...  more »
  • A steep walk up a hill is always an exhausting prospect for a lazy person like me, however it was well worth the walk up Mt Iron. Beautiful views of Wanaka and the surrounding mountains and countrysid...  more »
  • As per websites, it may be called Mount Iron but it is not a mountain... to me, it might as well be one. The tracks are clear and distinct, but a steep climb to the top. However, a must-do, as a splen...  more »