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Mount Iron

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Address: East of Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand

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Great views of the surrounding area

Great short walk, although steep in places, opens up into great views of Lake Wanaka, a must visit location. While walk takes 90 minutes around the loop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great short walk, although steep in places, opens up into great views of Lake Wanaka, a must visit location. While walk takes 90 minutes around the loop.

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Wodonga, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some lovely views along the walk but not the best I've seen while in new Zealand. It was close to where we were staying so worthwhile for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggest to make a 30 minutes early start before sunrise. The mountain is not too high but some section is reasonably steep walk which need staminas and strength to overcome. Of cause you can take your own pace to get to top but don't miss the beautiful sunrise. Seeing the 1st sun shine over the Wanaka town with all the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice hike in Wanaka. I rated it as average as New Zealand has so many great hikes. However, if in Wanaka and looking for a convenient hour and a half hike I would recommend this one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 up there. Definitely recommend taking the loop track back so that you see right around the mountain. You won't regret going... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 countryside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 splendid view greets you close to and when you are at the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a bit hard to find. Goggle nope. Trip advisor nope. We put all the directions together and finally found it. It's not an easy hike up for the average hiker but so worth it. The 360 view is amazing and we had lunch at the top. Best lunch spot so far on our trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very popular with locals especially dog walkers but it's a great little hike to get views over the lake and surrounding mountains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This walk is not too long, but it is steep in parts. The view over Wanaka and surrounds is just beautiful on a fine day. We did the loop in an anticlockwise direction which meant on the downhill you look at Wanaka and it is slightly easier. We saw lots of rabbits in the farmland bit. Just blown away by... More 

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