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Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier

(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Great views, we went at sunset which was an excellent time to go. Was well sign posted and found it easy access by car, just a few minutes drive from marine parade  more »
  • Great views, it's definitely well worth a visit to this spot. Overlooks the docks and the bays. Easy driving access or you can walk to it.  more »
  • Gives a great view of the Napier area of Hawkes Bay and fantastic for watching the ships in the port. You can walk up here via Sturms Gully or drive up (well signposted). Its free  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting lookout over the industrial habour were you could see logging and container ships being loaded.
  • Worth a visit with great views of the wharf, kids couldn't believe they were full size trucks, they looked more like toys.
  • Great close-up view into a working Port operation. Specially interesting when a cruise ship is in Port.
  • Well worth the walk from the port end. Great 270 degree view of Napier from the top.