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“Spectacular views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bluff Hill

Bluff Hill
Bluff, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Bluff
Type: Outdoors
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We walked up Bluff Hill and then down and around it. It was a good hike uphill but worth it when you get there. You can drive up to the top for an easier option. There are 360 views in all directions and a lookout has been built with information panels about the area installed. Can be windy at the top and cool.

Visited November 2013
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Wreys Bush, Southland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The views from Bluff Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great views of Southland and out towards Stewart Island. Taking in the coastline of the southern coast. Best on a clear day.

Visited March 2013
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Salisbury UK
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33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Call there, it's a great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A short trip up a side road off the main road past the docks takes you a to a great panoramic view over Invercargill, the Stewart Islands and the whole surrounding area (depending of course on the visibility). Steep but worth the effort.

Visited November 2013
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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Much more than just great views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you ever visit Bluff then a visit to Bluff Hill is a must for you, you can drive to the summit of the hill where you will find panoramic views of the Southland, Stewart Island, Foveaux Straits and so much more. You will have all these sights pointed out to you as there's a comprehensive map of all points of interest at the oberservation platform.
But what i definitely recommend you do if you have some time on your hands is to drive to Stirling Point which is the start of SH1, most people go there anyway to photograph the famous international signpost. Then leave your car there and walk up Bluff Hill as there's a number of paths that you can take including one at the end of the path that hugs the coastline. There are a number of steps on some the paths but please believe me the walks well worth it, also you do get the chance to walk through some native forest which i did early one wet morning and the whole place was just magical.

Visited December 2012
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Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“On a clear day....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were there on a very wet and windy day. We could see about 21 Kms when the rain stopped, and it was great to learn about the local history. Well done to the council.

Visited October 2013
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