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Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to the top of this peak is winding and twisty and you keep thinking you are there but find there is another bend. However once at the top the view is incredible. The area is unspoilt and not full of eateries and tourist...More

Thank JaneMay
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in the Napier area this is a must see. Do not go to the top in a campervan as the road can get narrow in spots...but is not impossible if you want to brave it. Beautiful vista showing all of the Hawkes Bay....More

Thank Islandhacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are various tracks to walk along of varying degrees. Spectacular 360 degree views. make sure you have suitable footwear as some areas are slippery

Thank rabble1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best on a clear day as you can see for miles. This is a must do for all visitors to the bay. I don't know much about the park itself sorry but the look out is wonderful.

Thank cjenssen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highest peak behind Havelock North, with stunning views. The energetic can walk up - it is a fair hike, though - and good drivers can take the very narrow and winding road to the top. If you are in the area for a few...More

Thank Jude2348
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We had a drive up Te Mata as part of our one-day tour of the Napier port on our cruise. The view from the peak was awesome. The 360-degree nature experience will give you views of the bay, the plains where the cities are located...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Hastings, you can drive all the way up to the top of the peak point. This is where you can see the best sites. There are also some great walks near by ranging from 40mins to 2hr 15m.

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Te Mata Peak is always a beautiful site to visit with it's beautiful scenic view and majestic sight early hours of the morning to watch the sunrise.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here today it was alittle rainy but still magical views would be a perfect place for a picnic. The road is narrow and windy so take it slow and keep to your side. The scenery up there is absolutely stunning what a gorgeous...More

1  Thank Kristie W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I love beautiful views. And for past one year I have been doing Te mata peak walks with my friends. Really worth it. It take some time to get used to all the hike but there are options from beginners to pros.

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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