Te Mata Peak, Hastings

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Mountain Lookout
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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  • Drove all the way to the top of the Te Mata Peak and took it the amazing and stunning views. Excellent place to visit! You can bring a picnic.. or jog/trek up the trails. WARNING: you need to drive ve...  more »
  • Good opportunity to do some exercise with walks on tracks for all levels of fitness. Views from the top are spectacular and worth the walk. The Peak Resturant offers good food and is never too crowded...  more »
  • The view from the top of the peak is totally worthy the windy drive to get there! It's breathtaking landscapes plus an awesome 360 degree view of Hastings! I was out there during the evening close to ...  more »

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