Iron, Mt

Aerial photo of Mt Iron – Courtesy of DOC, Wanaka

Mt Iron is located right across the road from Puzzle World, 2 kilometres west of Wanaka. Climbing this rocky, glacier created peak after a trip to Puzzle World makes for a great day out.

For more information on this walk, see the DOC Mt Iron page

List Status Official
Elevation 548 m (1,798 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44° 41′ 36″ S, 169° 9′ 54″ E
Nearest Town/s Wanaka, Queenstown
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1.5 hours (return)
Distance 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Start/End Points Mt Iron Track Carpark, SH84
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views , 360 degree views around Wanaka

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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