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Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier

(4.4/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Nice place to see the view of part of Napier, but not the town. Views were of the docks and some surrounding houses. We drove a 12 seater van up and it was very narrow. Only one way in parts and you c...  more »
  • A worthwhile pull up the hill from the bottom (or you can drive up - but it is more fun to walk through the streets looking at the houses). We were lucky as a large ship was pushed into the port as we...  more »
  • You would imagine a Seaside 'Bluff" Lookout would have magnificent views and be a laudable experience, however unless you have a fetish for very small shipping ports, this is not for you.  more »