Te Mata Peak

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Te Mata Peak information

Rising melodramatically from the Heretaunga Plains 16km south of Havelock North, Te Mata Peak (399m) is part of the 98-hectare Te Mata Trust Park . The summit road passes sheep trails, rickety fences and vertigo-inducing stone escarpments, cowled in a bleak, lunar-meets-Scottish-Highland atmosphere. From the lookout on a clear day, views fall away to Hawke Bay, Mahia Peninsula and distant Mt Ruapehu.

The park’s trails offer walks from 30 minutes to two hours: pick up the Te Mata Trust Park brochure from local i-SITEs.