Te Mata Peak, Hastings

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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. Plan to visit Te Mata Peak during your Hastings vacation using our convenient Hastings itinerary maker.
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  • 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  more »
  • Amazing panoramic views, there's a little bit of everything, water ways, hills, flats, the sea, it's nothing short of beautiful. We even had a plane buzzing around adding interest to our photos. There...  more »
  • I almost passed by this location due to our busy travel schedule, but I'm glad we took the time. It's a curvy twisty road, mostly one lane, that brings you up to just fantastic views. Take some time t...  more »