The drive to the peak isn't for the faint of heart. The twists and turns and the drop off the side of the road made my extremely pleased I wasn't driving. But the view from the top!!! Wow.
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Next time we are there we will walk up to the peak and savour those gorgeous views. Time restrictions this visit meant we had to drive up
Best views in the Hawke's Bay, if you walk it, it makes it even better once you finally reach the top. Tracks can get quite muddy in winter.
This is a regular weekend thing for my young family :) We walk the peak a lot in the summer. Our youngest is 7 and she handles it sweet as. Beatiful walk, sometimes challenging and spectacular views once you reach the top! So worth it!...More
I have lived in Havelock North the township closest to Te Mata peak for over 40 years, but have never bored driving friends visiting the region to the top of Te Mata peak to witness the spectacular views and "fill them in" about some of...More
We were lucky enough to be at Te Mata Peak for sunset, as part of the Odyssey NZ Twilight tour and gosh it was gorgeous. The way the landscape changes with the different lighting, it was well-worth seeing. We were even treated to champagne while...More
Interesting drive up, narrow in places and very windy. Beautiful views at the top. Heaps of walkways, etc, paragliding and other sports.