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Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the green hiking trail (about 5.5km) up to Te Mata Peak. We started fairly early (about 8.30am) before it got too ridiculously hot, and the trails had a fair number of people on them, but it was never crowded. We found the route...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in the vicinity of Havelock North this is definitely worth the visit, the views spectacular on a fine day. Be sure to take your camera

Thank 781AlanJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Challenging walks and mountain biking trails, or a drive to the top. Beautiful views on a sunny day.

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic local peak easily accessible by car, bike or foot. Lots of trails to use. Normally fairly crowded in Summer but worth the visit for uninterrupted views in all directions.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive up there, views are unbelievable!!!!! You can also hike up there from different points. Just pay attention to vehicle and people on the narrow road up there.

Thank jkdadjk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hey, I'm not kidding. I know it is early to wake up and drive up there, yes, you can easily drive up, but it is worth doing it. The colours are so vivid in the mornings when the rays of the sun glitter on the...More

Thank Annamária V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to tramp around and a range of trails of different lengths and difficulties, Te Mata Peak is the perfect place to spend the day. Incredible views and not too many people, you won’t regret putting in the effort and tramping around the area. It’s...More

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of places to park even at the top. Stunning views. Well worth the drive. Appreciated the secure fencing too.

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to come for a 360 degree view over the cities of Napier and Hastings and north around Hawke’s Bay, west over the Craggy Range vineyard to the sea and south across the Heretaunga Plains. People hang glide off the slopes and...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved popping up to Te Mata Peak on my drive back home. Next time I will definitely allow more time to do one of the many walking tracks, however it was perfect timing that I could drive up too. Absolutely stunning 360 degree views, and...More

Thank RachaelR17
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20 July 2017|
Response from Grant N | Reviewed this property |
Depends on whether you're carrying a lot of equipment or have younger kids. I'd say to allow 30 minutes if so. Maybe a bit more if you have some among you sort of side-tracking off the trail from time to time - I would... More
Peter S
7 September 2015|
Response from Draco_Malfoy |
You can drive right to the top if you like, plenty of car parking at the top. The road to the top is quite narrow and windy however, so take care. However if you do wish you can walk to the top. Wouldn't take long for... More