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Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

300 degree views. Overlooks pretty much everything except Napier! A nice day essential. Tight road up to the lookout so be careful if driving. Tough walk or run if your into that.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a view! We'd been to Napier many times but never gone here. We were amazed at how far u could see. Very narrow roads to get there tho...

Thank rachaelchrystie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't leave Napier without a view of the waves crashing the shore and we got to be impressed with the shops open catering to Gisborne shoppers so nice to be appreciated and cruise up the hill after a nippy morningtea in a cafe.

Thank Pennie_Gizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lookout is 142m above seas level and provides a good vantage point over the port. It's a hard slog walking but easy you reach driving.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views over the top of Port of Napier. Definitely worth having a quick stop & stretch with plenty of parking

Thank rabble1
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This place is the highest point of the Bluff Hill domain above the Port of Napier. In WWII 2 6-inch guns were built on this strategic site complete with army barracks. Nowadays, you can hike or ride to this free attraction and enjoy a panoramic...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It is worth going up Buff Hill Lookout to get a great overview of Napier. The elevation gives you a good view of the whole vista of the town, port, harbour and beyond.

Thank wendy1811027
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

If it’s a great sunny warm day, take a trip up the hill to have a little chill out time. The views are stunning and looking down into the Napier Port can be interesting. It’s nice place to chill with some take away food and...More

Thank MaxTugger
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I used to live up here at Bluff Hill so came up here for a bit of nostalgia! The views over the port and Marine Parade are expansive but noisy when the port is working!

Thank RayC888
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This lookout is an easy drive up with a great view. Worth a look when you are in Napier. Fences need a bit of upkeep. Would be nice for council to have better and more attractive fencing.

Thank Maree F
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Response from Hardworkingteacher | Reviewed this property |
I think you would need a reasonable level of fitness as it is a wee bit of a climb. Enjoy.
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.