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Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak Road | This visitor attraction is in Havelock North not Napier, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Lookouts
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see attraction when you visit the Hawkes Bay and all it costs is your petro! :) Choose a gorgeous day (winter is great if you are keen for some beautiful walks) You can drive right up to the summit and on a clear day you can see Mahia Penisnsula and right over to Mount Egmont ~... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you visit Hawkes Bay you cant miss this. Its an awesome walk if you have the time and the weather is nice. There are heaps of different tracks, some suit our 3 and 6yr olds just fine, others would be best for the fitter folk with longer legs. If you don't have time to do a walk just make... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the views Te Mata offered. The drive up was very windy (curvy) but well worth the views. We would've explored the trails more if we had come prepared with better shoes. The trails were well used by runners and cyclists. There were routes up to the view point from a lower car park as well.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The road up this ridge is ridiculously scary but the view very worthwhile. You can walk from a lower car park if you prefer. There are some very short walking tracks at the peak.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Amazing drive to the top and the views...wow... and perspective! Astonishing to see so much and in so many directions from the peak

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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421 reviews 421 reviews
149 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If it’s a clear day weather-wise this is a great place to get a view right across the region - we were fortunate from that point of view. The sealed road runs up to the summit (where there is a car park) however it is narrow and winding in the latter stages so not for drivers with a nervous disposition... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A must do for visitors to the Hawkes Bay. The views from the top are breathtaking. You can drive or if you choose hike or cycle.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The scenic views from Te Mata Peak were breathtaking, spectacular, incredible - there aren't enough words to describe the experience. I must admit that I was a little nervous driving up the curvy road, particularly because we're from the US and not used to driving on the "other" side of the road. But my husband convinced me that this was... More

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went up on a beautifully clear day so the views were fantastic. There were many para gliders flying the thermals which bought them close to us viewers. Well worth the 15 minute drive up a good road sealed and with no difficult areas to drive.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are interested in geography a trip up Te Mata is a "must-do" when visiting the region. On a good day the views stretch from the mountains of the central plateau to the waters of Hawke Bay to the rivers and plains of the all points to the south. When the winds are right, hang-gliders and para-gliders launch from... More

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