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Bluff Hill

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Address: Bluff, New Zealand

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More than just a view.

Plenty of free parking up top. Best seen on a sunny day, the views are amazing. But if you arrive on a cloudy rainy day all is not lost. There is a few walking tracks you can do... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of free parking up top. Best seen on a sunny day, the views are amazing. But if you arrive on a cloudy rainy day all is not lost. There is a few walking tracks you can do, including a 2km track down to Sterling Point (where the famous signpost is). If you are into New Zealands endemic birds then... More 

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Oromocto NB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were up the hill in mid morning and it was a bit hazy. We still had a great view and it was well worth the trip up. Lots of great photos. There are a few trails to walk as well

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Thank Michael M
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it wasn't raining,it was overcast and very windy.Stuggled to keep the car door open.The views were OK and we could just see Stewart Island.There are several walks up here as well(if you're keen)

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Thank Martin D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could easily drive to the top of the hill. We had an amazing 360 degree view. The weather was clear so we could see the Stewart Island, Dog island........

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three great spots to visit in Bluff: the Waipapa lighthouse viewing area at the end of Marine Parade/Ward Parade; the trails and vistas of the Bluff Scenic Reserve Park; and Bluff Hill, accessible from Gunpit Road. All are easy to get to and provide a nice place for seascape vistas.

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Thank Greg B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting, with a spiral walkway to the top, also with placards with interestiing information on them. Once at the top, spectacular views.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were directed to the lookout by a local, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The spiral design is perfect, with attached display boards on the local flora and fauna. Well done to all concerned with its creation and maintenance- it's a must see for any visitor to Bluff.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

I was lucky enough to have a lovely sunny day to visit Bluff. Fantastic views and managed to get photos by the iconic sign. A must do!!

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Thank kandy2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

You can see both blufd and stewart island from this high vantage point Best on a sunny day but a great place to visit anytime There are multiple tracks leading from the hill to enjoy southern bush walking

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We saw the sign for Bluff Hill and decided we need to see it. Got up there and did not even get out of the car. The wind was fierce and we could not see anything because of the low cloud cover. The one redeeming thing was the drive down. We could see the water and much of the town.... More 

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