Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Total: 2 riders
Mountain Biking Te Mata Peak
#194 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
The Te Mata Peak Park has a small network of about 15km of singletrack - all of it on the side the famous hill to the east of Hastings. There are good map boards at the main access points to the trails showing the trail grades, names and routes.
It's not a network for beginners - the best trails need at least intermediate skills and they tend to be steep.
Typically people start at the Tauroa Road car park, ride up Chambers walkway, then use the climbing singletrack (it's good!) that starts near the Main Gates Car Park and goes up beside the road. At the top of it you'll find a well designed flowing trail that starts by Te Mata Peak Road and heads on down the hill with lots of rollers, a few drops, a nice chute, and plenty of opportunities for air if you can handle a narrow landing track.
By the way, there are great views from the top of Te Mata Peak and the cafes in Havelock North at the bottom of the area are celebrated.
First added by Jim Cummings on Dec 24, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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There are several places you can access the Te Mata Peak Trails...
*** At the end of Tauroa Road, Havlock North. The car park there is known to Google Maps as "Chambers Walk Car Park".
*** Part way up Te Mata Peak Road at the "Te Mata Peak Main Gates Car Park" - also know to Google Maps.
*** At a car park near the top of Te Mata Peak Road. Useful if you have a shuttle.
*** At the car park right at the top of Te Mata Peak Road. Also a useful shuttle drop-off car park.