Te Mata Peak Park
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Te Mata Peak, set 399 metres above Havelock North offers well established trails and you can guarantee that your legs will be burning on the climbs and your eyes popping on the fast descents.
Te Mata Peak Park is open to walkers, runners, unleashed dogs and riders, so make sure you stick to the mountain biking trails.
You can start riding from in Havelock North village, following a web of trails to the Tauroa Road carpark or you can drive to the carpark and start exploring. You can also ride or drive up Te Mata Peak Road and then hit the trails.
A must do is to ride right to the top (the trig station) where you have 360 views of Hawke’s Bay. From here take in the sights of the coast (Waimarama & Ocean Beach), Te Awanga, Napier Hill, Mahia, Ruahine & Kaweka Ranges, as well as Mount Ruapehu.
Keep an eye out for new trails within the park as well as from the village. For map trails and latest information visit www.tematapark.co.nz
The park is open to the public free of charge.
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