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Bluff Hill Lookout

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Address: Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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What a view! There is so much happening at the Port, you could watch for hours! The views are amazing and the huge concrete dish showing areas of New Zealand and their direction... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
April J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a view! There is so much happening at the Port, you could watch for hours! The views are amazing and the huge concrete dish showing areas of New Zealand and their direction from Bluff Hill, quite surprising, eg Taupo, Ruapehu, Wellington, to name a few. Don't miss this! Napier hillside homes, and the sweep of the Bay North and... More 

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Thank April J
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see, watched the tugs bring in a container ship - fascinating, saw a visiting cruise ship - entertainment at no cost , what could be better

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Thank 2FromtheNaki
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got up early one morning and walked up Bluff Hill. A bit of a puff but gorgeous bush walk and amazing to view activity of Napier's Port from the lookout at the top. Great views out towards Mahia Peninsula.

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Thank Gaynor T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a drive to get up there so would not suggest a walk from the bottom on the road as all houses etc. - there maybe a track. Should have a wonderful view of Napier as well as the countryside but only shows north Eastside over the harbour and airport, not to west with Napier etc. So bit disappointing.

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Thank Mark D
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, I suggest you drive up, in a quiet time. The road up is very narrow in parts. Walk if young and fit or still consider yourself to be either. Next, I was expecting a view of all surrounds, however the main view is of the port, and also the boat harbour. The city of Napier itself, and the Deco... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view over Napier! Plenty of space to sit up the top and have a picnic or lunch. A must go visit if you are in Napier!

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Thank Ally M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A reasonable drive to the top gives some breathtaking views out to the Mahia Peninsula and also the Ahuriri area

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Thank Graemedh
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the perfect spot to go to get a look at the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship - easy parking, well sign posted and very easily accessible for all.

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Thank nicrennz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great views, of Napier bay up a very steep hill, if you are in Napier definitely worth the short drive up

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Curly tight road to the top but worth it for the view of the bays and port. Good photo opportunity , need a sat navy to find your way down!

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