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Mount Iron Track, Wanaka

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A rocky knoll carved ages ago by glaciers, Mount Iron Track 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 Track and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Wanaka trip itinerary maker.
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  • Parked in the middle of a housing development and took a well defined track to the top. Uphill all the way so take it steady then enjoy the great views from the top. Would be nice to do in an evening.  more »
  • Having arrived in Waneka and before our accommodation was ready we did this 2 hour walk (with stops!) and it was great. We are in our 60's and it is described as medium difficulty. Easier coming down ...  more »
  • We wanted a small but decent trek to do whilst in Wanaka and this absolutely fitted the bill. We parked opposite puzzling world and set off on the loop to the left. This way is less steep but longer t...  more »