Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier

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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. See Bluff Hill Lookout and all Napier has to offer by arranging your trip with our Napier online tour builder .
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  • Had a nice urban hike to the top from Marine Parade. The Isite visitor center provided a nice map. The views were spectacular as one would expect.  more »
  • Most people drive up there. We tried to walk up, got lost in a quiet neighbourhood and were helped - and driven - up there by a local elderly guy. Best view of the harbour and the northern coast.  more »
  • You can see how a boat anchored in the summer season. Locals from the marine parade walk trail walking course is so popular. The toilet is. This is a good Hill. Night visits are not recommended.
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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.
  • So beautiful...but needs a safer stronger fence...someone is gonna jump n die..
  • Can't actually see the town properly, but nice view of the ocean and logging trucks
  • Must see. Simple and enjoyable views
  • Loved it! One of the best lookout in Nz

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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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