Te Mata Whare Tapoi

Te Mata Whare Tapoi

Te Mata Whare Tapoi is located at 357 Te Mata Peak Road near the top of Te Mata Peak.  If you would like to email us regarding bookings please email info@hawkesbay-maori.biz or call 0226713495 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


You are able to choose your caterer if you require food as there are many options or we can arrange it. The beautiful platter below is from The Mad Platter and was brought up to be devoured on what looks like a beautiful evening.


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Te Mata Peak is a peak south of Hastings rising up to 399m[1] 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.

The Park is located south-east of Havelock North village – approximately a 15-minute drive to the summit.

Google Maps driving instructions to Te Mata Peak House

Directions from Havelock North to the Main Gates Carpark and Summit – 5.5km

  • Take Te Mata Road from Village centre for 1.5km

  • At Hereworth Boys School turn right into Simla Avenue for 1km

  • Turn left into Te Mata Peak Road for approximately 3km


How did we get this space you ask?

The iconic Peak House, located in Te Mata Park, was up for lease! Built in the 1960’s principally for use as a cafe/ restaurant, it has kitchen facilities as well as bar and dining areas and accommodation. The trustees of the Te Mata Peak Trust Board were seeking responses from cultural, community or commercial groups interested in leasing the building. Anyone wanting to submit an expression of interest was able to and now Hawke’s Bay Maori Tourism has the space to use.  It will not be used in the same way as before but the public are most welcome to inquire for private bookings and come in when it is open during the day.