Te Mata Peak

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Te Mata Peak featuring mountains

Not only a spectacular vantage point, this awesome mountain is also home to several species of rare flora and fauna.

Enjoy sweeping views across mountain ranges and the Tukituki River from Te Mata Peak.

The peak itself as well as the park in which is it situated are much-loved by hikers. Walk through forests of giant redwoods and spot great birds of prey patrolling the skies.

Trails in the park lead up to the summit of Te Mata Peak, which stands at almost 400 metres (1,300 feet) above sea level. As you ascend the rugged path, pause for breath and look along the vast faces of limestone cliffs. Spot hungry sheep grazing perilously close to the rocky edges and be on alert for New Zealand falcons and kakas soaring overhead.

Trekkers who reach the peak are rewarded with staggering views. To the west is the Ruahine Range while the peaks of the Kaweka Range lie further north. Come on a clear day for the chance to see Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park, and to marvel at the beautiful shape of Cape Kidnappers protruding out into the ocean.

Bring a bike and cycle down the hill via one of the park’s biking trails. For a more relaxing alternative, simply drive to and from the top along the mountain road.

Back on ground level, explore the leafy areas around the mountain’s lower slopes, looking out for bird species such as the bright kereru and tui. Among the highlights are Webb’s Bush, which is full of pretty karaka trees and the Californian redwood grove.

Te Mata Peak is a 20-minute drive southeast of Hastings. The peak and surrounding park are open all year. Check the forecast before setting off on your hike as the path can become dangerous in extreme weather.

217 Cheap Hotels Near Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Lodge
Te Mata Lodge
3.5 out of 5
21 Porter Drive, Havelock North
The price is NZ$213 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Located in Anderson Park, this motel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Black Barn Vineyards and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Splash Planet. Te Mata Estate and Hawke's Bay Opera ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (135 reviews)
"clean and tidy. Well located to centre of town"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2021

Te Mata Lodge
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
5 out of 5
253 Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Craggy Range and within 3 miles (5 km) of Te Mata Estate and Black Barn Vineyards. Te Mata ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
"Great place. Can’t wait to go back. Very nice accommodation; highly recommend to stay here"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Village Motel
Village Motel
4 out of 5
16 Te Aute Road, Havelock North
The price is NZ$265 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Anderson Park, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Black Barn Vineyards and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Splash Planet. Te Mata Estate and Hawke's Bay Opera ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (228 reviews)
"Fantastic property. Walking into the room and having a good first impression. In room spa bath was the best feature!"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Village Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Te Mata Peak Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Wine Country Motel Havelock North
3 out of 5
2 Arataki Rd, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
The price is NZ$207 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Te Mata Lodge
Te Mata Lodge
3.5 out of 5
21 Porter Drive, Havelock North
The price is NZ$213 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Te Mata Lodge
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
5 out of 5
253 Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Village Motel
Village Motel
4 out of 5
16 Te Aute Road, Havelock North
The price is NZ$265 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Village Motel
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
136 Tauroa Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region
The price is NZ$252 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home
River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home
193 Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki, Hawke's Bay Region
River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home
Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
72 Duart Road, Havelock North, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region
Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
Waiawa Lodge set in the heart of the Tuki Tuki
Waiawa Lodge set in the heart of the Tuki Tuki
1272 Tuki Tuki Road, Tuki Tuki, Hawke's Bay Region
Waiawa Lodge set in the heart of the Tuki Tuki
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
123 Margaret Ave, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.