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Bluff Hill Lookout

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Address: Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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We visit this every time we come to Napier. Road up is interesting with twisting narrow streets and lovely old houses. Good views of the raised seabed from the earthquake in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katieclem46
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit this every time we come to Napier. Road up is interesting with twisting narrow streets and lovely old houses. Good views of the raised seabed from the earthquake in the 1930s, the port and up the coast to the north.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great views...lots of sandflies the day we got there....everyone said that was VERY unusual and was due to the humid weather on the day. Play are for the kids to run around in.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip up the Bluff was by car- there is car parking and toilets at the top. It is free. There is also a little garden at the top. Just follow the road signs from Marine Parade. Unfortunately the view of Napier town is marred by trees and limited walk way. The view over the port was excellent and there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told that one could get a good view of Napier from Bluff Hill so was disappointed that all we could see was the port - interesting though that was. And it was a long walk up from the town to not get the views you wanted!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The distant views are the best - complex terrain and a rugged coastline. Close at hand, at the foot of Bluff Hill, is the port of Napier, which is interesting (containers and timber) but hardly picturesque. I'm glad we took the time to come up Bluff Hill, but I won't promise you that the experience will take your breath away... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to go and have a picnic lunch, look out across the bay with views a miles long. Nice to look down on the Port of Napier and watch all the goings on. Also there is a lovely board with information on the Port of Napier

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very windy narrow road leading to the lookout, with great views of the bay. Not a lot of parking so there was a bit of a traffic jam trying to get in, but this was over Easter weekend so it may have been busier than usual

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tight narrow winding roads to this lookout. On the day we visited parking and maneuvering at the top was a nightmare with the volume of traffic. Extensive views of the Port and beyond to the north east and west. There is another separate viewpoint on Bluff Hill giving great views south over the city.

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Christchurch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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