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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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Has the wow factor on a clear day

Amazing views you can drive all the way to the top. I loved the ceramic map under the trig at the top it was brilliant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing views you can drive all the way to the top. I loved the ceramic map under the trig at the top it was brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had very good instructions from our homestay hosts to find the right road and the scenery and views on the way up and at the top were very rewarding. There are some short and longer circuits you can walk or bike once you are up at the top, all well signposted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

we have been up here a few times and on a nice day the view is just breathtaking. You can drive the car right too the top, so it's accessible to all. I was a lazy MTB rider and got a lift to the summit and then biked down. The track starts near the top and was a bit hairy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is the place to come on a clear weekend. The drive up has recently been given safety barriers along the steep drops, and is less scary now. There is a reasonably sized car park near the top, and on a clear day the views are glorious, extending all the way to the snow-capped central mountains. Remember your binoculars and... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Enjoyed the scenery. Gorgeous views over the towns and out to sea and looking over the vineyards and Tukituki River

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Te Mata peak has amazing views especially on a fine day. It is well worth a visit but be prepared that it might be cold & windy. Great place to take pictures. You can drive to the top but there are also walking tracks from further down the peak and also mountain bike tracks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Te Mata Peak is a great way to have 360 degree views of Hawkes Bay. At 399m high the views are pretty good. You can either drive up to the top or they have 5/6 hiking trails to the top. Having done both, the hike is a lot better although it can be quite tiring. We took the longest route... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

NZ is an amazing country full of amazing peaks with equally amazing views over plains. The views from the top are breath taking. Whether you take the time to hike up to the top or drive up for a quick 5 minutes, it is worth the look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On a clear day, we had gorgeous views of the Hawkes Bay. Took the car right up, passing people taking the trek up. Highly recommend to appreciate the landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely views but on the day was a little hazy so we could only just make out Bluff Hill in Napier. On a clear day the views would be amazing.

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