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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  • You can start walking from downtown Wanaka and get to the parking lot of this walk (20 minutes extra) to start climbing from there. You will really exercise as it is a constant spiral climb, in some very steep sections but worth the effort as you get phenomenal views of Lake Wanaka and the city, as well as Albertown on the other side. It is very popular not only among tourists but also for locals who come to work out here. Highly recommended.
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  • Really loved this walk. Easy 80-90 minute loop track gaining elevation with good views all around, good walking / running track, nice plants to see on the way.  more »
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