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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  • Te Mata Peak is a must see/do it absolutely georgeous. The view is so amazing. The next time I go up will be on the Super Trike, unfortunately for us they were booked out.  more »
  • We visited Te Mata Peakk in a large bus. It was hair-raising but oh-so much fun. Once at the top the views were stunning. It was a sunny day and we could see far and wide. The vista almost seemed unli...  more »
  • Really worth the trip up on a nice day. Remember to give way and wait your turn in the car when going up or down in the one way sections of the road near the top. Drive safe and be sensible. Well wort...  more »
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  • . (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.
  • Second Amazing Peak i'd visited,SUPER great view with Dreamy foggy up there. our car are kind of over heated~ love it still!!
  • 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!
  • Te Mata Peak is stunning, sealed road to the top, wonderful views, giddy heights and even a Hang Gliding launching platform. Scary!
  • Great place for running with astonishing view on top!

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