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Te Mata Peak

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Address: Te Mata Peak Road | This Visitor Attraction Is in Havelock North (Part of Hastings) Not Napier, Napier, New Zealand
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Stunning views

This is an outstandingly beautiful area, even by New Zealand standards. We were more than happy to let our driver take us up there, as it is a rather hairy drive!! So glad we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Otley, United Kingdom
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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is an outstandingly beautiful area, even by New Zealand standards. We were more than happy to let our driver take us up there, as it is a rather hairy drive!! So glad we did it though, would not have missed it for the world. This and the winery = fantastic!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Drove up to the summit & by coincidence arrived at the same time as a school party who were on a leadership training programme who then preceeded to entertain the few tourists with a wonderful selection of Maori songs....when combined with the most amazing views it was the highlight of the day

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth going right to the top, not walking or cycling but driving -- views spectacular.Could really get orientated from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must do. Beautiful views. And plenty of walking tracks. The drive up is a little scary. So glad I decided to get up there. Take a camera and a jumper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great views over Hawkes Bay and the surroundings. Narrow road with ample passing spots for care. Overlooks the wonderful Craggy Range Winery just below.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can drive right to the top of this peak and the view is spectacular when you get there! 360o panorama awaits you. There is a cafe just before the peak although the day we visited it was closed as a private function was on so call ahead. There are varying trails in the park we walked the yellow one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you have the time Te Mata Peak is well worth the visit using own transport. Make a round trip of it including Hastings and Havelock Nth and visit a few of the wonderful wineries along the way. It's a steep drive up, like being in a plane but the road is great and very drivable although we wouldn't be... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We took the 2 hour 15 minute blue track from the main gates carpark. We are pretty fit, did the walk in a leisurely speed and took a little time at the top for photos and the track took us more like 2.5 hours. Steep in places and cliffs so be careful. Exposed in some places so wear appropriate sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth driving up to the top, or walk up if you have the time and energy! It can be very windy & cold so take a jacket. On a clear day , the view is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Spectacular views from the top of Te Mata Peak, well worth the drive up and even on a cloudy day it was great.

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