There are many native birds of national and regional significance who call Te Mata Park home, along with additional visitors like the Kereru and the occasional New Zealand Falcon and Kaka.
The Park is of vital importance as a plant food source for native birds, especially in winter. The beautiful Kereru is reliant on food plants in the Park, as are Bellbird, Tui and Morepork. Their favourites include Kowhai, Lacebark, Cabbage tree, Karaka and Flax, plus some of the introduced Eucalypts, Banksias and Tree lucerne.
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.
Two times winner of the presitigous international enviromental award.