Te Mata Peak, Hastings

#Mountain, #Lookout, #Must See
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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  • An amazing walk up here.. definitely worth the effort.. you can also drive to the top if you prefer.. lovely views  more »
  • My husband and i go to Te Mata Peak as much as possible. Adore the smells, sights and sounds, love going through thr amazing redwoods. Not to mention the great work out! Can hike or drive up.  more »
  • It was a very windy day..unusual for this location. Well worth the drive and walk. An easy walk up for older folk. Be ready for a narrow winding approach road..but everyone is careful and polite on th...  more »
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  • Get some decent shoes on, a full bottle of water and go and do it. A good walk out in nature. Some cows to have a chat to along the way. Great way to get that weekend exercise in with the 2 hr hike
  • Te Mata Peak is an amazing lookout! Perfect spot for appreciating the beauty of Hawkes Bay. Photos don’t do justice for the quality scenery. The drive up is gorgeous with pine trees and little sneak previews of the amazing views!! Plenty of parking up the top. Many walking trails around the mountain. Top spot to visit if you’re a tourist in the area. 10/10
  • Spectacular views on a clear day of the entire Hawke's Bay region. Great bike and walking trails (separate trails) up and down the north side of the peak. Don't get me (or anyone else, for that matter) started on the trail down the south side!
  • 별 기대없이 갔는데 안 갔으면 후회 할뻔한곳 It’s one of the place that must go in Napier Awesome view Even the weather wasn’t that good it was great. You’ll regret if you miss it
  • This was a really awesome place to go up to. It was a nice sunny day and the views from the top of Te Mata were gorgeous!!
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