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Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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All reviews amazing views hawkes bay walk up mountain bike winding road degree view hang gliders well worth the effort car park havelock north short drive half way well worth the trip tuki tuki sunny day cape kidnappers craggy range winery
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i have been here before but for some reason never been to the top and what a thrill just mind blowing maybe top five on my list.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trolley1265
Reviewed today via mobile

Te Mata Peak has multiple tracks of various degrees of difficulting to choose from. If you drive to the top there's a stunning view of Hawke's Bay, even better in the darker hours. Two different ways to drive in, a very well done new carpark,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sl33pySailor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drive up to the Gates car park. Lots of parking here and great views. Lots of walk or bike options from here. Some walks are for walkers only so no worries about fast bikes. We walked up to the cafe on one of these. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauljilltaylor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a place I was familiar with as a local attraction. My wife and I walked the purple track from the first carpark with us about 1 hour and took us through some beautiful native flora and fauna and also a lovely couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 917simond
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truely spectacular view of pretty much the entire Hawkes Bay region. Great viewpoint and I’d love to watch skydivers sky diving off here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joludoandlouis
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to go and look around. From the views to the picnic area, there is nothing but praise for those who look after this area. The views are to be seen to be believed and we spent quite a bit of time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views on a beautiful mountain. Pity it has been scarred by the track put in by Craggy Range. It's an eyesore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ranga60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Lots of hiking or just enjoying the vistas. May not be suitable fo large motor homes during peak season.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cliffkeller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my spiritual place. There is a sense of peace here, even when you are puffing up the hill! I just love it - winter, or summer - such a great sense of achievement, but also wellbeing. I love the improvements made recently.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 252antoinetteb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth going up the narrow road all the way to the peak for stunning views. Great walk and bike trails if you like that, or just drive all the way up. You can see Hastings, Havelock north, Napier, the river,etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jason R
14 January 2019|
Response from 917simond | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jason R. We did this recently and the purple track round trip from the main carpark is about 1 hour. The Redwoods were in two groves we went through and would probably be between 30-45 minutes in. I hope this helps
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