AYT Note: This blog is a part of the Sweaty New Zealand Challenge Series: 15 days & 15 ways to sweat. The purpose of an Athlete. Yogi. Traveler. Adventure is to take ourselves off the beaten path and into new territory. New places, new people, new scenery, new ways to sweat. Game on.

Mount Iron

Why do we Wanaka?

The South Island of New Zealand is known for its outdoor adventures, adrenaline rushes, and rugged horizons. Wanaka is no exception with its snow-capped mountains hugging the clear waters of the fourth largest lake in New Zealand.

Do as the Locals Do

We are firm believers of pursuing a local’s recommendation. It takes you into unknown territory (and possible down a dodgy alley?), into what might become an authentic experience full of the local flavor. We often create the best memories when we least expect it. And this is one of them.

* How long does it take to run to the top? Let’s say about 20 minutes! And yes, you’re running UP hill.

* Want to get the best view in the house? Head out early and watch the sunrise at the top!

* Distance: 4.5k.

* Located at the edge of town. For map and Wanaka details click here.

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Great success!