Te Mata Peak

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Te Mata Peak
View from te mata peak.jpg
A view from Te Mata Peak
Highest point
Elevation399 m (1,309 ft)
Coordinates39°42′05″S 176°54′33″E / 39.70139°S 176.90917°E / -39.70139; 176.90917Coordinates: 39°42′05″S 176°54′33″E / 39.70139°S 176.90917°E / -39.70139; 176.90917
Easiest routeRoad

Te Mata Peak is a peak south of Hastings rising up to 399m[1] in the Te Mata Hills in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. A sealed road leads to the popular lookout at the summit, as well as several trails for hikers and mountain bikers. The Hastings suburb of Havelock North is built on the slopes of the peak.

As the highest peak in the area, it offers views over the Heretaunga Plains, and Hawke's Bay, including Napier. On a clear day, the view stretches as far as Mount Ruapehu and Mahia Peninsula.

Beneath Te Mata Peak rests the Craggy Range vineyard and the Tukituki River.

In October 2019 the Hastings District Council began work on filling in 1.3km of the walking track. [2] The council granted consent to Craggy Range Vineyard in 2017 to create the track without local iwi being informed.


  1. ^ "Things to Do in Hawkes Bay". Jasons Travel Media.
  2. ^ "Blessing marks beginning of final chapter in Te Mata Peak track saga". Stuff. Retrieved 2 December 2019.