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Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Wonderful walk, or for those that are unable or time poor, it’s a short spectacular drive. The views in all directions are amazing!

Thank Margie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This area really does show off the wine reaction of Hastings , this is almost impossible to walk up so a car is essential and always plan to go up there on a clear day the views are fantastic, this is also free

Thank Fmc1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Hastings and you got nothing to do and the sun is shining, you have to go there. The view from the top is just amazing.

Thank Holly J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best walk ever! Take the dog and the kids, redwoods are beautiful and the paths are well maintained. Gentle incline up.

Thank Dolly T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience to see all of the bay at once....sunny clear days is the best but awesome views in any weather. Some great walking tracks if you are game. Road can be a bit scary to drive caution is needed but worth the view once...More

Thank Kath W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TeMata Peak is an ideal stop to pursue the vast Plains of Hawkes Bay.You will need to drive on a narrow uphill road to get to the top but what a view once you are there. Parking is available at the top or if feeling...More

Thank 50sheryle2018
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Very good infrastructure at the main car park and surprisingly you can still drive all the way to the top! From the top there is a perfect vies of "Te Mata" the giant of Maori folk law and it is easy to see why the...More

Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

After a long and arduous drive, we reached the peak! And it was worth the effort! Although we were there in winter with the cold and wind, it was such a gorgeous view, you would not want to miss it! Be prepared for a long,...More

Thank Dan468
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Amazing Views - one of the nicest views we've experienced in the North Island, lovely walk - about 1 hour to the top, nice cafe- Peak Restaurant - had a lovely coffee

Thank T7421NQthomasj
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Stunning views. Definitely a place to visit if you are in the Hawkes Bay. Also amazing photo opportunities for those that are into their photography

Thank K1217
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16 March 2018|
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Response from rommeldelarosa | Reviewed this property |
You can walk for about an hour one way, (low tides). There is a time chart at the entrance to check the timing.
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