The Te Mata Park Trust


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 communit

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** Please note that if you wish to donate to the One Giant Chance campaign (to buy new land for Te Mata Park), please visit this page to donate - MANY THANKS!

Te Mata Park is one of the most visited, and most treasured attractions in the region. Te Mata Park welcomes nearly 1 million visitors every year. As the largest public green space in Hawke's Bay, the Park is a vital recreational asset for our local community.

The Park is administered by a Trust Board, a group of 7 volunteers who manage the operations and projects within the Park. This includes establishing tracks, maintenance, signage, equipment, planting natives and paying for contractors to work in the Park.

The Trust Board are aware of the growing demands being placed on the Park, with increasing numbers of visitors every year. The Board are aware of the delicate balance in addressing the Park's infrastructure / development, whilst also preserving its integrity and natural rugged beauty.

As a public asset that is owned by a private trust, the Park is financially reliant on support from local councils, as well as our community, to ensure that this iconic landmark in Hawke's Bay is protected and enhanced for future generations to enjoy.

We invite you to support Te Mata Park, the jewel in Hawke's Bay's crown.

Thank you.

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Te Mata Park: the jewel in Hawke's Bay's crown. 'The Giant' has a significant and commanding presence in every way - a landmark with outstanding geological, ecological, recreational, spiritual and cultural significance. Te Mata Park is a vital recreational asset for our community, and a popular attraction for tourists to the region. The Park is a magnet for walkers, runners, mountain bikers and paragliders.

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stuart on 15 Jul 2020
Friedrich on 10 Oct 2019
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Guest Donor on 04 Oct 2019
Donation from a couple of happy Australian tourists. What a beautiful place.
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Guest Donor on 21 Aug 2019
Private comment: This donation is to honour the imagination and dedication of Mike Lusk for his volunteer work at the park and in memory of Paul Lusk. Id like it used to buy plants to surround the Rimu.
Aimee on 01 Jul 2019

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