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Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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“hawkes bay” (239 reviews)
“amazing views” (91 reviews)
“walk up” (34 reviews)
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Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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"hawkes bay"
in 239 reviews
"amazing views"
in 91 reviews
"walk up"
in 34 reviews
"winding road"
in 29 reviews
"car park"
in 66 reviews
"degree view"
in 26 reviews
"hang gliders"
in 26 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 25 reviews
"scary drive"
in 19 reviews
"mt ruapehu"
in 18 reviews
"havelock north"
in 63 reviews
"bike tracks"
in 15 reviews
"short drive"
in 21 reviews
"half way"
in 16 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 14 reviews
"tuki tuki"
in 15 reviews
"sunny day"
in 26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Any inexperienced off-road bikers looking for a manageable challenge with consistent grades just need to take the Te Aratipi uphill trail from the Tauroa carpark. This is a well developed single track trail through some bush and open areas on the way up to the...More

Thank tohubohu1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 360 degree view. It was bitterly cold and windy on the day we visited but it was worth it for the amazing view across the bay and the wineries.

Thank geekgirl_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of Odyssey wine tour, a very narrow road to the top so please take care if driving yourself.

Thank cappleton2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth doing going up the tiny roads to the top of the mountain. Amazing views and a great perspective gave the whole area. Too bad! No sunset but we did enjoy ourselves.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you find yourself driving as a tourist and then just come across something. This is well worth doing though a bit stressful driving up the tiny roads to the top of the mountain. Amazing views and a great perspective given of the whole area....More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

One of the places to visit if you are in the area. Good bicycles tracks if you have a mountain bike. Some sections of the roads are narrow so watch out..

Thank Ziax Z
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Our accommodation hosts recommended this drive from Napier and it was well worth it. The view just got better and better as we climbed Te Mata Peak - we stopped half way up at the beautifully run Kai at the Peak House Cafe for tea...More

1  Thank LouCFSydney
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It had been quite a few years since I was at the peak and I’d forgotten how stunning the views are from there, it did help there wasn’t a cloud in the sky when I was there. The views all around Napier, Hastings and Havelock...More

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wow - what a find. We were visiting a friend in Napier and was advised to drive up and take a look. It is fantastic that you can drive right up to the top - I am very lazy! The view up there was amazing,...More

Thank k2512b
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I wished I'd prepared to take advantage of the hiking trails. Well worth a drive and a climb to see the view

Thank Kelly E
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pelllo
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.
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Lucyluli
20 July 2017|
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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
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