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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  • The hill is quite steep, so we were glad to have a vehicle to be able to drive to the top via the narrow winding road. The views are spectacular and the cruise ship in the harbour an added bonus. Defi...  more »
  • Worth a look -you get a brilliant view over the port and out to sea. There is a short walk around the top.  more »
  • We drove up the narrow windy road to the Lookout. Spent 30 mins and took a few photos. Worth it for a perspective on Napier.  more »
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  • Magnificent views of the Napier harbour and coast. A small well sign posted drive up the hill, or an interesting walk can be made through the various reserves to find your way to this lookout which has a little history behind it. Plaques give the detail, but you can happily relax at the top or casually roam the reaches if the lookout to take the surrounding area in. A definite spot to visit for any trip to Napier and the Hawke's Bay.
  • Must say I was a little bit disappointed. I fully expected to see a view of Napier but you are on the other side of the hill with a view of the ship docks. A great view of the mountains in the distant on a clear day. Follow the signs to get to the top. You need a car for this one and the tiny single track road in places will be a challenge for big campers or busses. Toilets in the free car park.
  • Spectacular views up and down Hawke Bay, and a bird's-eye view of the port too. Toilets by the car park. Very narrow, steep 2-way road to drive up/down. The walk through the gully is lovely, even if you don't want to walk all the way up from sea level.
  • Great views of the port of Napier! A perfect place to watch the comings and goings of all the ships making stops at the port. Nice for spotting cruise ships full sunburnt tourists on their way to many exotic places :)
  • Excellent. You have to go here if you are in Napier. Extraordinary lookout with amazing views. Be careful driving up and down the stareet as it is very narrow. Public toilets are available at the top as well.
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