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Te Mata Peak

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Address: Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Superb views from the top of this peak in all directions. Choose your time of day better than we did - we went late afternoon, and found the sun blinding. Drive to the very top... read more

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb views from the top of this peak in all directions. Choose your time of day better than we did - we went late afternoon, and found the sun blinding. Drive to the very top, or stop at the various parking places on the way and walk. Going up gives a great bird's eye view of the Bay, local wineries... More 

Thank MRS565
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were driven up to the Peak as part of our wine tour. The view of Hawkes Bay and the surrounding mountains is spectacular. What I think is unique is to be able to drive right to the top of the peak. The road is very twisty. There are people walking all over the place, great care is needed. There... More 

Thank goldsb
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must when visiting this area. The views are awesome. You really are on top of the world. No matter which way you turn the vista is a spectacle. The road up and down is very narrow, steep and winding. The day we visited the rolling green was a splendour stretching all the way to the ocean with... More 

Thank Pam P
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view! You can stay here the whole day just looking at the views. Lots of different areas to go to so people are bot concentrated in one area only.

Thank G7459ZCcindyc
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning morning for a walk up to the Summit, the trails and the views are amazing. Well worth the walk up.

Thank W7288UQstephenj
sw france
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short drive from Napier to the car park at the base of Te Mata. Buy a coffee from the lovely girl with the snack can! We chose the red level walk and did it the wrong way round, impatient to get to the peak. The walk was good, needs walking shoes but no more. We didn't have sticks. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only ten minutes or so from Havelock North, this is definitely worth a side trip. You can see for miles in every direction and it gives you a fantastic appreciation for the area. The drive up is a little daunting if you are scared of heights but pretty quick.

Thank SarahKate_73
Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip up the hill. So many different walks to adventure on. Great views of Hawkes Bay.

Thank heijac
Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views atop this mountain! There are lots of walking tracks for varying levels of fitness, or you can just drive right to the peak and hop out to enjoy the breathtaking view. The road up is very narrow in some places and windy, so drive with care!

Thank Hayley A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the view at the top. Take a pair of good shoes and you can even bike the many trails. Alot of people today a good amount of parks at the top. Be sure to take some pics

Thank Leonie C

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