There are many native birds, bugs, butterflies, and reptiles who call Te Mata Park home. These creatures help to pollinate plants, disperse seeds, cycle plant nutrients, maintain soil health, and decompose and dispose of dead plants and natural waste. They are a biodiverse bunch, and they work together to keep the forest healthy and the food web in flow.
Haere mai | Welcome to Te Mata Park and its famous peak, one of the most loved and visited places in Hawke’s Bay.
Gifted in perpetuity to the community in 1927 and managed by a small group of volunteer trustees, with appreciated help from local councils and the community, the Park is a cultural, historical and recreational treasure.
Four times winner of the presitigous international environmental award.