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Te Mata Peak

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Address: Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Private Tour: Napier and Hawke's Bay Premium Wine Tour with Lunch
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Views in Hakes Bay

Must see in Hawkes Bay. Marvellous views of the whole bay including Craggy Range vineyard. A bit scary driving to the top. Maybe you could walk if you were really, really fit!!

Reviewed 29 August 2015
Margaret J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Must see in Hawkes Bay. Marvellous views of the whole bay including Craggy Range vineyard. A bit scary driving to the top. Maybe you could walk if you were really, really fit!!

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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

If your planning on walking up it... It's not quiet worth the effort, better to drive... It's a good view but there's a lot better views in nz... Definitely a good thing to do in this area though....

Thank james9burton
Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I visit the peak regularly there are many different tracks to walk there is also a fantastic mountain bike track give it a try the peak is fabulous at any time of the year a must see if you are on holiday

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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Te Mata Peak was recommended to us by the staff at our accommodation. It is a windy drive and is narrow so you need to be aware for other vehicles and pedestrians. We went late afternoon and the view was spectacular especially with lights of the towns coming on, we wandered around and took lots of photos. We came back... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

amazing place to see for miles, the road leading up is very windy and can be tricky to negotiate for some just be aware of others on the road as it is narrow

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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

You can drive right up to the top and get to within 20 metres of the trig station, and the view is incredible. The day we were there, the wind gusts were just incredible, it was difficult just walking around. I looked over the side, and there was a long-haired sheep just laying down close to the ground and gave... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Mind blowing. It is well worth the walk or drive to the summit. The view is simply to die for. There are several walks available of varying lengths and durations. Although we drove up to the summit we got a full 360 degree view of the entire areas. If you're in the area and want the best free thing to... More 

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cornwall. england
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Fantastic views overlooking the winery. Great area for walking with lovely restaurant nearby with unparallelled views. Hang gliders congregate at weekends and mountain bikers have a thrill ride down to Havelock North.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Lovely views on not such a good day !!!!! until you get close and see all the rubbish tossed over the edge. What's up that everyone must toss their rubbish over the edge. Is it the lack of bins or is it the mentality of a few. lovely views spoilt by a few.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Awesome views of Hasting and Napier! You can drive all the way to the top or park a little way down and trek up. We've done both, unfortunately the trek was in torrential downpour and crazy winds but it was a great laugh. The views in every direction are great. Check out The beautiful winery at the bottom over the... More 

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