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Mount Iron, Wanaka
(4.7/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Nice easy walk with great views at the top. Some sections moderately steep but I managed it in converse trainers (poor grip). Took 1.5 hours total. 
  • This is a nice half hour up, half hour down walk that will get your heart rate up! Quite steep in places but a great 360 degree view from the top and worth the walk to see Wanaka township, the lake, s...  more »
  • Missing out on a heli flight to the top of Mt Roy, my husband and I opted for a short trek up Mt Iron. Both being reasonably fit, we powered up the mountain only stopping to really enjoy the views. On...  more »