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Bluff Hill Lookout

Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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A Ship Spotters Delight

Bluff Hill Lookout gives a birds-eye view on port operations at the Port of Napier's compact... read more

Reviewed today
Cambridge, New Zealand
Pretty spot to port-watch

Nicely maintained gardens with plenty of spots to watch life on the water and in the port... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather J
Ottawa, Canada
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“napier port” (42 reviews)
“working port” (33 reviews)
“narrow road” (26 reviews)
Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Bluff Hill Lookout gives a birds-eye view on port operations at the Port of Napier's compact operation. Word of warning access to the lookout by motor vehicle was unavailable when the Ovation of the Seas mega liner was in port, due to congestion

Thank Richard_Norton65
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nicely maintained gardens with plenty of spots to watch life on the water and in the port - fascinating to watch the containers and logsbeing moved.

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't really stop but we did drive over it to see our cruise ship. Some lovely back roads with quaint houses. This used to be an island until the '31 earthquake which raised the land 2-3 metres

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice urban hike to the top from Marine Parade. The Isite visitor center provided a nice map. The views were spectacular as one would expect.

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people drive up there. We tried to walk up, got lost in a quiet neighbourhood and were helped - and driven - up there by a local elderly guy. Best view of the harbour and the northern coast.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just beautiful! Worth the drive up the hill to get to see the whole area Perfect for a quick stop, or a picnic spot (public toilet access available)

Thank BreeBree84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location to have a look around. Parking is ideal and the view is great in all directions. So if your down this way you need to pop up here and have a look around.

Thank RelaxedBoatie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a little disappointing as when you reached the top all there was to see was the working port and not the city of Napier. However it was interesting to watch the ships being loaded with containers and logs.

Thank Val C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice trip to the top of the hill to see what we could see... what we saw was the sea, the port and more sea... A nice gentle place to relax and look out across the bay. Nothing more, nothing less. If you’re here...More

Thank 101byIain
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good bit of exercise to get to the top only to find sub standard small concrete garden and half of an outlook that looks directly into docks loading wood onto ships. The other half looking towards Napier blocked off If you don’t need the exercise...More

Thank sdc1701
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Jackie G | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab/Uber?? This is a lookout point that we walked to it from our bed & breakfast.