Bluff Hill Lookout
Bluff Hill Lookout
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It’s a long, uphill, very taxing hike, for a nice view.
You have to decide if it’s worth the effort.
It’s not a very pleasant hike, and once you reach the summit, you look over the port of Napier, and the Pacific Ocean,
and after 5 minutes, you’re ready to leave.
I didn’t have a vehicle, so i hiked, and it wasn’t really a fun walk.
If you have a vehicle, it’s easy, but again, you’re ready to leave after a few minutes.
Written 11 March 2024
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were staying a Ahuriri so walked up near the port and then headed down the other side in to Napier South. It is a good walk and worth seeing the view.
Written 2 February 2024
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gizzmo0402
Stafford, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Absolutely stunning views! Worth a visit, as was really peaceful and tranquil.
Just wished me and my friend would of brought breakfast with us to enjoy the view for longer!
Written 14 January 2024
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Squirtle
New Plymouth, New Zealand24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A great little spot to sit and have something to eat, watched the cruise ship sail out of the port which was exciting something everyone should do when visiting the view is amazing
Written 13 January 2024
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Vriti D
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you have plenty of time then it’s good to visit and witness port views. I recently visited with parents who came from India. You cannot occupy yourself more than 15-20 minutes there. We enjoyed though 😊
Written 22 December 2023
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Kiwi-Reds
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fabulous views on a gorgeous sunny day. It's a bit of a windy drive up to the top but worth it when you get there. Car parking is limited so we waited for a car to leave only to be beaten by another who cheekily pulled in while we were politely waiting. Finally another pulled out and we could park. There are toilets up there which seemed popular.
Great views over the Harbour and back around to Bayview. Also lovely gardens and a bit of a trail through them.
Written 13 November 2023
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Jim N
Alnwick, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Fantastic viewing point above Napier port. Quite a circuitous route to get here, especially when there were road works on the road up.
Disappointingly the view is ruined by a 6ft security fence that obstructs average height folks taking pictures. Where you can see through the viewfinder what your snapping.
Unless you enjoy channeling your inner prison cell when looking through the bars must bring back fond memories.
Written 8 February 2023
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Ken H
Ipswich, UK1,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Worth popping up to have a look if you have a car. Small steep winding roads although passable. At the top there ate gardens, toilets and ample parking. Good views over the working port where ships are loaded with logs and wider panoramic views which are quite special.
Written 26 January 2023
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Ashan Gnanasegaram
Sydney, Australia209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We drove up to the top of Bluff Hill. The roads are narrow and windy, but you'll get there easily enough. The views, particularly from the garden end are nicer, otherwise you're more looking at the port and shipping containers. It's a nice place to stop at but didn't occupy us for too long, so give it a miss if you're short of time.
Written 2 January 2023
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Shirley F
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The gardens are well maintained and the view incredible. Relatively well signposted, and while you do need to watch carefully for down coming traffic there's only one spot near the top of the road that could be improved upon. Seems stupid to be giving way to cars coming down when you can't see them!
Written 18 September 2022
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