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Bluff Hill, Bluff
(4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Bluff Hill includes excellent views along the shore and through native forest, whether you're mountain biking or walking. Standing at 265 m (870 ft), the top of the hill has a magnificent vantage point over Southland Plains and Fouveaux Strait. Cyclists will appreciate the mountain biking here, while the ever-popular walking trails suit a range of trekking abilities. The famous sign at Stirling Point as well as the nearby pilot station also hold some historical interest. For those driving, an onsite parking lot provides easy access. Plan to see Bluff Hill and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bluff travel itinerary planner.
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  • Reached Bluff with a fog hanging over the town and couldn’t see past 10m when we arrived at the top of the hill. Recommended to go up the hill when the skies are clear and sunny. 
  • Spectacular views of the harbour, islands and back to Invercargill. Wrap up well as you almost get blown away. 
  • Top of Bluff Hill (steep drive) highest point in Bluff with 360 degree views... also strong winds, so find best spot to shelter. The short walk to the top and viewpoint is worth it, but can be cold wi...  more »
  • Offers a great view of the lower South Island including views out to Stewart Island on a clear day. The viewing platform has great access including for wheelchairs. I was unlucky to visit on a low cloud day so couldn't see too far so will have to do a return trip.
  • It is a observation tower overlooking the town of bluff.
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