Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier

4.4
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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  • We had a car and was able to drive up to the lookout but the roads were quite tight. there were enough signs to lead us to the lookout. It did look like you were also able to walk up from the...  more »
  • We had trouble finding the way as we ended up on all the wrong streets. Signage was not clear and very confusing. When we did get there the view was very special...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning views all around Hawke’s Bay if you’re up there on a calm sunny day which we were fortunate enough to do strongly recommend it  more »
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  • Great view of area and port. Activity at port very entertaining 😁 Public toilets. Picnic table. Seating. Plenty of grass areas for picnic. Limited shade so recommend a hat
  • Lovely 45 min walk from Marine Parade, Napier though a bit steep in some sections...but for those wanting to take the leisure path just drive up Lighthouse road. great picnic spot.. just take the time out to relax and enjoy the Vista that nature provides.
  • Nice open space up Bluff Hill where you can see down over the Port of Napier and further afield up the coast and down as far as Cape Kidnappers. Awesome on a fine sunny day but very exposed when the wind is blowing. The road up the the Lookout is windy and narrow so care is needed and has a speed limit of 20kms.
  • Wonderful for solo travelers for walking. 30-40 minutes walk from the downtown. There is a walkway to the lookout when it’s about 2 minutes to the lookout. Choose the tiny walkway and you would find different scenery. Good view of Napier Port and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Beautiful view! The last part of the drive is narrow and a bit on the hairy side, but it’s worth it! If you get to see them working at the port it’s quite mesmerising.

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