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Bluff Hill Lookout

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Address: Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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Great views of a working port and more

It is well worth the drive to the top of the hill or the walk up the steps(lots of steps) to the top. The views of the port and further afield are spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is well worth the drive to the top of the hill or the walk up the steps(lots of steps) to the top. The views of the port and further afield are spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Bluff Hill Outlook as part of a guided tour. Very happy to have someone else make the drive. View of the harbor and busy docks and surrounding area was excellent. Nice to have the guide point out specific things, like where land was added after the earthquake but one could just enjoy the view. Nice garden at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bit steep for walking but well signposted if you have a car. Make sure you pop in to the Centennial Gardens on the way

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If in Napier ensure you get to this great vantage point lookout over the Hawke's Bay. A steep climb up the hill by vehicle but well worth the view when you get to the top of Bluff Hill. Overlooking the Napier Port along with Hawke's Bay and the ocean and surrounding areas and watching the cruise ships and cargo ships.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's good view to the port and a bay, nice to walk until the summit. Take a time and watch how works people from the port, it's just amazing!!

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Thank Mev C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We regularly take a picnic lunch up the lookout. Beautiful views. Keep an eye on the weather though it can be unpleasant when it's very windy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very steep and windy to get to. No good without a car and the view is very poor overlooking a very dirty ugly harbour with containers. Dont waste yout time as it does not have views along the esplanade area of Napier at all which is by far the prettiest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice look out. If we had known we would have taken a picnic. The views are breathtaking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for the steep climb up the hill even by car. The view is expansive and spectacular. I was mesmerised by the vision of the port below- cranes on the move emptying a container ship & logs neatly stacked like toothpicks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great lookout over the port and Hawks Bay. Well worth the effort up to the top to watch the cruise and cargo ships doing their stuff, looked a bit like Legoland...

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