Te Mata Peak

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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.

224 Cheap Hotels Near Te Mata Peak

Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Wine Country Motel Havelock North
3 out of 5
2 Arataki Rd, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, 4130
The price is NZ$176 per night from 10 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Havelock North. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (242 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
5 out of 5
253 Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki, 4294
Stay at this 5-star luxury lodge in Tuki Tuki. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
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
Te Mata Lodge
Te Mata Lodge
5 out of 5
21 Porter Drive, Havelock North, 4130
The price is NZ$202 per night from 12 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star eco-friendly motel in Havelock North. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and 10 hot tubs. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (156 reviews)
"Hosts were great, great rooms close to town."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2022

Te Mata Lodge
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Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Wine Country Motel Havelock North
3 out of 5
2 Arataki Rd, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, 4130
The price is NZ$176 per night from 10 Aug. to 11 Aug.
Wine Country Motel Havelock North
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
5 out of 5
253 Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki, 4294
Craggy Range Luxury Vineyard Retreat
Te Mata Lodge
Te Mata Lodge
5 out of 5
21 Porter Drive, Havelock North, 4130
The price is NZ$202 per night from 12 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Te Mata Lodge
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
Havelock North, Havelock North
Ambury House - private garden resort with views
Harvest Lodge
Harvest Lodge
5 out of 5
23 Havelock Road, Havelock North, 4130
The price is NZ$219 per night from 14 Aug. to 15 Aug.
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River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home, HAVELOCK NORTH
River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home, HAVELOCK NORTH
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
River Range Cottage - Havelock North Holiday Home, HAVELOCK NORTH
Porters Boutique Hotel
Porters Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4 Te Aute Road, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, 4130
The price is NZ$291 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
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Newly renovated, peaceful hideaway in the Village
Newly renovated, peaceful hideaway in the Village
Havelock North, Hawke's Bay
Newly renovated, peaceful hideaway in the Village
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Havelock North, Hawke's Bay
Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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