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. Find out how to plan Wanaka trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Pick a nice sunny, not too windy day, put on a good pair of walking shoes and head up to the top. It is reasonably steep and winds up the mountain. Can be a little slippery in parts but overall not to...  more »
  • The hike is steep, but the track is well maintained and gets you to the top very quickly. The views are amazing in all direction. You can take a different route down to avoid the same path.  more »
  • It is a 2h30 walk with climbing (round trip)... You don’t need to be so physically prepared... The view is spectacular!! It is very windy on the top of the mountain so we didn’t spend much time there....  more »
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  • Great hike, the slope can be quite steep, but still manageable. We managed to reach the peak after around an hour. The peak gives you a great view of Wanaka and Albert Town.
  • Good view of surrounding towns and hills. Felt run down and over used to me.
  • Beautiful view!
  • Beautiful views

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Where to stay in Wanaka

As a popular ski and resort town, Wanaka offers an abundance of accommodation options. Views of the lake can be requested at the many boutique and luxury hotels, while travelers aiming to get straight up into the mountains may want to try one of the multitude of more affordable resorts and campsites. Good connections take visitors up the slopes and down again to their bed for the night. For those traveling into the town by car, motels are dotted along the main roads, offering good access to Wanaka itself and the surrounding scenery.
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