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Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak Road | This Visitor Attraction Is in Havelock North (Part of Hastings) Not Napier, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth the drive up for the view and a hike looks like a great option if you have the time! Very windy on the day we visited, but winds seemed to be high the whole weekend. A number of people up there, but we got a parking spot easily.

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waipukurau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The walks are lovely and varied. recommend you get out of the car and ramble around - if reasonably fit, the redwood grove is a magical place

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great spot for people with disabilities as you can drive right to the very top and do not even have to get out of the car to get a great view. I take all my guests here. Theroad is sealed all the wy but does have some blind corners. Everyone drives slowly. If you are at all... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The road is very narrow but the views are worth the trip, I'm sure if you are a mountain biker it would be heaven. Great views all around from the top

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did one of the long walks climbing to the peak and then on a narrow and steep path across the hills. The wind was very strong, but that just added to the fun of doing it. And the views on the hils, the environment , the sea, and in the wood was breathtaking.

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love driving up to the top of the peak and do so every time we visit Napier. There are wonderful views from the top and you can see for miles. It gives you perspective of the region and there are walking tracks for the keen walkers. It is also a favourite for cyclists. The is a short piece where... More

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Hobart
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A very nice, easy drive through some very attractive suburbs South of Napier, you arrive at the summit of Te Mata Peak. The last few hundred metres of road are narrow and just a little scarey, but all in all, access is excellent so everyone can enjoy the magnificent views over the Hawkes Bay area. A "must do" if you're... More

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Whakapapa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a lot of fun to do one of the tracks (the Rongokako trail) to explore the Park. The trail is pretty easy but can be a bit challenging at time and it's totally worth it : it offers beautiful views of the plains, Napier but also the mountains. Also, it passes through the peak summit, the forest and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stunning views, we could drive to the top as we weren't able to walk long distances, great drive there.

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Hamilton
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If visiting Havelock North a visit to Te Mata Peak is an absolute must. The panoramic views are breathtaking. A place to sit & just take in the beauty of nature. Craigy Range Vineyard can be seen clearly from the top which sits on the banks of the river. Gorgeous place.

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