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Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier

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Lookout Tourist Spot
Formerly the site of an artillery battery, Bluff Hill Lookout offers a sweeping vantage point surveying the area's coastal scenery. Head uphill via a relatively easy hike, or go by car and take advantage of the parking area at the summit. Upon reaching the top you'll be rewarded with a panorama over Hawke's Bay, the surrounding hills, and the city's working port--one of the country's busiest. You can even sit and enjoy the view from one of the benches in the lookout's small brick shelter. Use our Napier vacation generator to visit Bluff Hill Lookout on your trip to Napier, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The twisting narrow road is a bit of a steep climb and as the day was a little misty and drizzly we almost didn't go up. Glad we did as the view was still worth the effort.  more »
  • An interesting drive to get to the lookout, the houses just seem to cling to edge of the cliff in parts. The view is worth the effort, you can see forever. The port below has wharves stacked high with...  more »
  • Great view. Great place to park and watch the world go by. The sea looked angry the day we went but the views were nothing short of spectacular.  more »
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  • . (03/2017) Beautiful location and stunning views from the top of the hill. Driving up to the hill over a narrow road can be little challenging. Well maintained and lot of parking space. Nice sights of port, bay and wharf from different directions.
  • Great views and well worth the walk, especially on a beautiful sunny Napier day. Great for close up photography of the Cruise ships or the natural sea reefs. Highly recommend for family outings.
  • Lovely spot but very narrow road, don't attempt to take up a large vehicle or campervan. You're best to walk up.
  • Beautiful lookout overseeing Napier. Must see if you want a snap shot with an awesome view.
  • Breath taking views. Can watch the running of the Napier Port for hours.

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Where to stay in Napier

pier boasts a range of accommodations, most located on the tip of land that ends at the Port of pier. From boutique Art Deco hotels and rental apartments to backpacker hostels, the central district offers options for many tastes and price ranges. With the city's buildings so attractive, a sea view may not be as much of a deal-breaker as it is elsewhere. Farther out of town, you can choose from an array of more economical motels, or at a campsite.
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