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Te Mata Peak

Address: Te Mata Peak Road | This Visitor Attraction Is in Havelock North (Part of Hastings) Not Napier, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The views from here are amazing. You can walk up if you like but we took the lazy option and drove to the top. We were lucky enough to see a paraglider take off. It is busy but plenty of space to take your photos or enjoy the view.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Views were awesome. There are quite a few walking tracks for people. One can spend hours sitting there and watching the picturesque views.

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Nice scenic location to get a sense of the whole country side. And the Maori myths about the landscape and some interest. Worth including in a tour of the area. The road is a little winding but then it is a hill and makes the trip up more fun.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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152 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It's a short drive from Napier...depending on the weather, the view is beautiful...it's free and you can get some great pictures of the area...

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

it's a nice lookout, I went there to see the sunset, which is beautiful. After sunset, you can see the lights of nearby towns. On the road go there, you can also visit a honey factory & some wineries.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Napier is unusual in itself as an Art Deco City, and it is the gateway to Te Mata Peak (The sleeping giant). You can drive to the top, windy, single width roadway. We went on a bus tour (glad someone else was driving) it's breathtaking as you go up but amazing at the top and well worth the trip, Sky... More 

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Clarksville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Dont drive to the top...take one of the well marked tracks. Sheep were grazing by the walking track which made for good pictures. Almost no one else on the track, unfortunately many people at the top.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Road signs were a little confusing at times, but the view from the top far outweighed any minor frustrations. Fantastic view of the whole area. Must see!

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

You wont be disappointed with the view from Te Mata point. Make sure your camera can do panoramic and get those fantastic holiday shots....well worth going especially as the sun is going down

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took a cheese platter up the mountain and enjoyed the views and paragliders for a couple of hours. Great views. Really shows off the beauty of this area.

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