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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  • October 12, 2017
    I have lived in Napier for 10 years now but had never been to the Bluff Hill lookout. So I took my dog up there yesterday for his daily walk. We drove up and the access Rd is very narrow and windy. On...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    Viewing point accessible by car but the road has a single lane very uphill and not exactly easy better a good walk. The view from the top is priceless really beautiful!! Recommended
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  • October 9, 2017
    You’re high up here and there are great views of the harbor. We saw logs being loaded to go to China and sheep being put on another ship, bound where we knew not. Some good photo ops here.  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    . (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.
  • August 31, 2017
    So beautiful...but needs a safer stronger fence...someone is gonna jump n die..
  • August 15, 2017
    Can't actually see the town properly, but nice view of the ocean and logging trucks
  • September 23, 2017
    Must see. Simple and enjoyable views
  • August 15, 2017
    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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