Off-leash | Distance: 5.3 km | Duration: 2h | Difficulty: Moderate | Loop Track

Te Mata Trust Park has a wide range of walking and biking tracks, from a quick 30 minutes walk to a full day hike.

Giant Circuit (5.3km, 2h):
This is the Giant Circuit mostly around the perimeter of the Te Mata Trust Park. There are some nice short steep climbs and it is suggested that the track is done anti-clockwise. Trails within the park are well marked and easy to follow. Suitable for hiking, running, and mountain biking. A car park is available at the trailhead.

Te Mata Peak from Te Mata Peak Rd (4.3km, 1h30mins):
This track takes you from the lower Te Mata Road carpark to Te Mata Peak (399m), located in Te Mata Trust Park near Hastings. It is a well-signposted track with diverse scenery along the way. You will be rewarded with great views from the top. There are also two other carparks if you want to make this walk shorter.

Rongokako Track from Main Gates Car Park (, 1h50mins)
This track takes you to Mata Trust Park located near Hastings in the Hawke’s Bay region. It is a beautiful walk, truly NZ country with sheep grazing around, and
with wonderful views across ranges and the ocean. On the way, stop and enjoy the beautiful redwood trees. A carpark is located at the trailhead. After the walk, you can head to Havelock North for a great coffee or one of the many vineyards for a well-earned glass of wine. A carpark is located at the trailhead.

The whole Park is an off-lead area for dogs. Please note that stock is regularly grazed, and all dogs must be controlled at all times.

Peak House, the restaurant at the summit, is also dog-friendly inside!

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