Mount Iron is an impressive, glacier carved, rocky knoll that rises nearly 250 m above the surrounding countryside. As a result, from the summit there are excellent 360-degree views of the The Pisa range, the Upper Clutha Basin, Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
The track begins over the stile by the car park and taking the left fork, climbs through low kānuka shrubland on Mount Iron's western side to the summit. After taking in the view and the information on the panels, follow the track to descend on the eastern side and return round the foot of the hill to the car park.
The track starts from a car park off SH84 (the main road into Wanaka from the east), just 2 km from town.
Know before you go
Mountain bikes are not permitted on the Mount Iron Track.