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Te Mata Peak
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A view from Te Mata Peak
Highest point
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Te Mata Peak is located in North Island
Te Mata Peak
Te Mata Peak
Location in North Island
Easiest route Road

Te Mata Peak is a peak south of Hastings rising up to 399m 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. The council granted consent to Craggy Range Vineyard in 2017 to create the track without local iwi being informed.

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