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Te Mata Peak

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Address: Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Stunning views

Another place I wouldn't have known about until a friend recommended it. Worth the drive to the top to see the views, absolutely beautiful & peaceful.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another place I wouldn't have known about until a friend recommended it. Worth the drive to the top to see the views, absolutely beautiful & peaceful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were driving around whilst on leave & read about this destination so decided to stop & view. Very restful lookout & certainly worth stopping with your camera.

Thank 53Elise
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend a visit to Te Mata Peak. Drive along a well-maintained road to lead to breathtaking panoramic views. Like with all outdoor activities, you want the weather to be clear to really appreciate the beauty. Also the time of day should also be a consideration - mid-morning (when we went) or late afternoon would probably be the... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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359 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lookout point! 360' views of the countryside, valleys and city below with view of the shoreline all the way back to Napier. We arrived by cruise ship and it is best to get on a tour early to get up the mountain quickly before the tour buses show up from the ship. The road is very narrow... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiki-touring around your own backyard is a pleasant outing. The Autumn colours on the trees are beautiful and the weather perfect so a little jaunt up Te Mata peak was ideal. The road is very good if somewhat narrow the higher you drive, there are safety barriers along the side of the road & as long as one drives safely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the long windy drive up the mountain. The views are breathtaking. Morning would be better as the sun is in your eyes in the afternoon overlooking the city. A few little tracks to walk up and around the peak.

Thank catchfab
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove pass Hasting and was told that Te Mata Peak is a must-see so we drove up here and that was awesome. The view is just pure astonishing. Drove to the top of the hill was a bit scary as the road is a bit narrow but it is worth to drive to the top. You have to see... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great asset for locals with many walking tracks used for exercise, training, walking dogs etc., Mountain bike tracks being extended. On a clear day you get a scenic view from the top of the winding road, sealed, well past Napier to Mahia & west to Mt. Ruapehu

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive up the Te Mata peak was certainly worth it. The 360-degree view at the top was spectacular and very beautiful with wonderfully green rolling hills and pastures all round. For most people who prefer the comfort of the car, the drive was reasonably OK with only some short stretches narrow to a single lane. For the fitter ones,... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a great day the views were amazing but also a popular choice on a busy weekend like Easter. Too busy for my taste or easy parking.

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