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Te Mata Peak

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Address: Te Mata Peak Road, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Private Tour: Napier Hawkes Bay Premium Wine Tour with Lunch
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Great views on a clear day

Once you have negotiated the windy narrow road to the summit, there are great 360 views of the craggy ranges and towns around. This is also a site for hang gliders to launch. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you have negotiated the windy narrow road to the summit, there are great 360 views of the craggy ranges and towns around. This is also a site for hang gliders to launch. The tour buses use a person to stop the traffic on the road up to the summit, so you don't have to fear coming head to head... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Te Mata Peak is in my back yard, almost literally. I'm biased, but blessed to have it there, as we walk up it every week, and around parts of it every day. Worth a visit? Definitely. It's got 360 degree views from the summit that go a looooong way. A great way to see Hawke's Bay from above. Walking up?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 360 view from the top on a clear days spectacular! Well worth the drive. There is car park further down if you fancy a walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small, unassuming cellar door but Ichiyo was very friendly and gave a nice tasting. If you're already in the area it's a good side stop.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a little scary going up once there it is worth it. The 360•views are beautiful definitely recommend a visit.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a big fan of Coleraine for 20 years and was thrilled when my partner organised a tour of the winery. So much history for a New Zealand winery, going back to 1896. I've been giving Coleraine to recognise significant birthdays since the 1998 vintage, with the stipulation I'm there to drink it when it is eventually opened. A... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A 'must do' for all visitors to Hawke's Bay. If travelling by road the last few hundred metres is very narrow and winding, but there are many alternative access trails for walkers and mountain bikers. A huge variety of tracks allows easy to moderate walks, some from the very bottom while others start from a parking area about halfway up.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made the mistake of doing this this after heavy rain and a running event held the day before , so the tracks were in pretty bad nick. However, we made our way up to the top. Wear boots. Not one for thongs. Great views all round. Road up pretty narrow in sections and one car only. Walk far more relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this is a must-do on any trip to the Hawke's Bay. Views are spectacular. The road up to peak, assuming you are driving up, are narrow in places so take care.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Great views of Hawkes Bay. The bush walks are a must. Easy to moderate walking tracks with excellent views and birdlife. Also mountain bike tracks available for the hardy.

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