Mount Iron Track, Wanaka

4.8
#2 of 9 in Trails in Wanaka
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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. Find out how to plan Wanaka trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Round trip is worthwhile the climb on the Wanaka side is a bit easier but a well formed track with lots of people out for a hike.  more »
  • When we pulled up at the large car park just off Hwy 84 a few minutes from the town centre there were no other cars around so we thought the trail would be quiet. Sadly it wasn't. Everyone and...  more »
  • Great short walk/run. A great climb up and fantastic views over Wanaka. The signage was easy to follow.  more »

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