Te Mata Peak, Hastings

Climb Te Mata Peak to the lookout point for bracing air and spectacular views. The 399 m (1,309 ft) high peak provides a great vantage point for the surrounding area, including the Heretaunga Plains and Hawke's Bay. Many short and longer trails for hiking and mountain biking crisscross the peak, with options for beginning, intermediate, and advanced hikers. The site has significance in Maori legend, and archeological research in the surrounding park suggests it was heavily settled at some point by indigenous communities. European settlers largely deforested the peak and surrounding area, which is now a combination of rocky cliffs and green rolling hills and valleys. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hastings trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • October 5, 2017
    We visited the peak on a sunny day (lucky) and the view was amazing. You can drive your car to the peak so it's totally fine if you don't fancy hiking. There's a rubbish bin there which is quite handy...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Though the ride to get from where our ship docked to te mata was a bit long, it was worth every second. The scenery from the base of the mountain to the top was spectacular.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Took the motorbike to the top. Good road, but windy, steep and narrow in places. Great views all over the Hawkes Bay.  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    . (03/2017) Awesome mountain ranges. It requires little careful drive over narrow road towards the peak. Once you reach at the top, the views are amazing. Lot of tracks spread throughout these hills and you can easily spot some trampers around. The site is well maintained. A must visit place in Hastings.
  • June 22, 2017
    Second Amazing Peak i'd visited,SUPER great view with Dreamy foggy up there. our car are kind of over heated~ love it still!!
  • January 8, 2017
    If there is one thing you must do whilst in Hastings, its visiting this peak! It's an easy drive all the way up to the summit, though the road narrows for the last few hundred metres. The views on the way up are amazing and the view from the top breathe taking. Do it!
  • March 26, 2017
    Te Mata Peak is stunning, sealed road to the top, wonderful views, giddy heights and even a Hang Gliding launching platform. Scary!
  • May 24, 2017
    Great place for running with astonishing view on top!

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