Backpacking in New Zealand

Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!

If you want panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Wanaka town, Mt Iron Summit is definitely the place to be. Mt Iron is about 573 metres high and is one of the prominent mountains visible from Wanaka town.

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Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!

The car park is about 2 kilometres from the Town centre. And that is the starting point of the hike.

Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!

The walk during winter provides pretty picturesque views of Lake Wanaka with the snow capped mountains in the background. It’s a stunning view for sure!

The walk is steep in certain sections but is definitely rewarding at the summit.

Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!

Logistics

  • Distance: Approximately 5 kilometres loop walk.
  • Total time: 1.5 hours return.
  • Grade: Medium as the walk does have steep sections.
  • Cost: FREE
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!
Guide | Mt Iron loop walk!

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