Te Mata PeakCurrently Open
- Address: 222 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand, Napier
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Peak
Te Mata Peak - Review
This unassuming, 400 metre high peak provides many more opportunities than you’d think possible. A lovely drive leads you to the carpark at the bottom, from where you hike up to the top. From there you have breath-taking views of the Hasting countryside; the craggy hills, the ranges, the flatlands and the wide coastline; and it’s worth coming up here just for sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing or just a picnic. At a popular lookout point, you’ll be able to see the curve of the world beyond Hawkes Bay. If you’ve managed to drag a cycle up, have fun rolling back down. Off a steep side, you can abseil down to the bottom, or fly off the edge in a paraglide. It’s a heaven given cornucopia of outdoor activities.
Te Mata Peak Information
- Make reservations if you want to have dinner at the restaurant at the top
- Take a jacket. It can get chilly when windy.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
- When driving, be careful of the one way sections.
Restaurants Near Te Mata Peak
- Restaurant at the peak.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Te Mata Peak
95% of people who visit Napier include Te Mata Peak in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
48.51% of people start their Te Mata Peak visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Te Mata Peak
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Te Mata Peak
Te Mata Peak Trips
Te Mata Peak, Napier Reviews
A wonderful elevated peak with magnificent 360 degree views over Hawkes Bay to the sea, plains and mountains. You can drive to the top if you're confident, otherwise park near the summit and take a short steep walk to the top. Highly recommended.
Really nice place to go! Stunning 360’ view. Easy access on your car to the top of mountain. Recommend!
This is a great place for walking and biking! Range of tracks available of different lengths for both walkers and cyclists. We did the red coloured track that took us around the entire loop. The view at the summit was not the best, but the walk itself was very enjoyable and worth it, especially at the red wood forest!
Cape Kidnappers is the famed location in Hawkes Bay where you can find the gannet colony that resides here much of the year. Unfortunately bad weather resulted in our not being able to participate in the popular tractor ride to visit the gannet colony during our recent trip. However, we were pleased to find and spot individual and a few small flocks of gannets fishing off the shore, just off Clifton Drive at the Cape Kidnapper's sign, just before the narrow road leading to the small campground. With binoculars we were able to watch gannets, diving into the water from great heights. A couple times we could see them coming up with a freshly caught fish and gulping them. This was really neat to see, even at great distances. While not the same as being able to see the gannets up close, this was a nice consolation. It must be noted that you will need binoculars to see the gannets in action. Another activity we found in the area that is well worth the time to explore is the British Car Museum on East Road on the way out of Cape Kidnappers. Here you can find an old hanger, stuffed with and incredible collection of vintage British vehicles, a great way to spend time here when weather is poor. Overall, we were disappointed to not be able to participate in the tractor ride this time around but happy to found alternative ways to enjoy ourselves in the area. This is a neat area to visit and explore in Hawkes Bay.
My favourite place to go is this. Stunning view, great tracks for a walk, absolutely amazing!