"Bluff" Bluff by TomorrowsAngel

Bluff Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 61 photos

Bluff is where all overseas relatives and friends get taken practically on their first day in Southland!
I remember when I was about 14, and we drove down there in a procession of 2 cars (Mum and Dad, one at each end), with 3 campervans full of my dad's indian friends and their families! Mum and Dad had to ferry carloads of people up and down Bluff Hill, as the campervans couldn't make it up the steep road gradient!
Bluff is located at the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand, in the province of Southland and is the 'Gateway to Stewart Island'.
State highway 1 finishes and starts here, at Bluff's Stirling Point, an attraction in itself. Stirling Point is to New Zealand what Landsend is to Great Britain.

Bluff is unique in the fact that it is the oldest European settled town in New Zealand, added to that it has had a very colourful past, some of which can be found here and at the local Maritime Museum.
Bluff has a lot to offer the discerning traveller with attractions such as Bluff' Maritime Museum, Stirling Point, Fred & Myrtles Paua house , panoramic views from the newly refurbished viewing platform on top of Bluff Hill (Motupohe), and highly recommended walking tracks .

  • Last visit to Bluff: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 3:12 AM

    Bec, your interesting Bluff page makes me sorry we were able only to pass through there: I shall have to make a proper visit a "must" for "next time".

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 7:08 PM

    Excellent page Bec.. I love going to seafood festivals.. we have them here also.. Thanks.. ;-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2003 at 6:55 PM

    you doing fine Bec, excellent presentation of good 'old' Bluff. love it, thanx for putting on VT


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