"Exciting" new developments could be ahead for Te Mata Peak users, but the Te Mata Park Trust says future plans would only happen with plenty of consultation.

Trust chairman Mike Devonshire said public input would be the key to the park's long-term future.

"We have got some really exciting stuff happening, there's a lot of really exciting things that the public are going to be very keen to be part of.

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"There are consultations and protocols that have to be followed before they can come into reality - consultation with wider community groups and probably some consenting will be required. The key thing is connectivity and accessibility to the park so that's really the focus."

Mr Devonshire said plans were still being finalised but he hoped more details could be revealed in the coming weeks.

"Hopefully, by then there will be much more certainty around these really exciting plans."

Te Mata peak is Hastings' best known landmark, and the adjoining park has been shared by the community since it was set up for the use of Hawke's Bay community by the Chambers family in 1927.

It remains in the ownership of the trust, and is protected by an Open Space Covenant through the Queen Elizabeth II Trust.

Mr Devonshire said while the trust owned 99ha of land, there were "a number" of private landowners that also owned land on the eastern face of the 399m peak.

The trust did not own any land on the eastern face, which has been the subject of recent controversy over a walking track created by Craggy Range Winery.

"Obviously there has been some publicity around the Craggy Range walking track, but the really positive thing, is from last Friday, we have all agreed to try and get a common vision for that wider land mass, which I think is probably the most exciting thing to happen.

"That will take a bit of time and a bit of planning."

He added that it would be important to ensure that the growing public demand for access to the peak was catered for.

"We are just very mindful that they can continue to enjoy what is pretty much an untouched space, but also we need to provide for them. Having increased access and a common vision with surrounding landowners is fundamental to that."