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Bluff Hill, Napier, New Zealand
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 30, 2017

It's worth going up the rather windy and quite narrow road to the Bluff Hill lookout area. You'll be rewarded by a 270 plus degree panoramic sweep south of the the airport which is out to your west right around the coastline to the north...More

2  Thank JohnSB3
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 30, 2016

This gave a great view of the Port and port side of Napier. The city side is a bit difficult to see because of tree foliage. The drive up is quite narrow in parts, so care does need to be taken.

2  Thank Marie L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You might expect to lookout over Napier? Nope, it's over the dockyard and the coastline by the Airport to your left. Napier itself is obscured by trees. It's a good 25 minute walk out of town, obviously mainly up hill. You can drive it though...More

Thank SpikeB_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lookout point provides a beautiful and very interesting view of Hawkes Bay. However, the drive up is confusing, one way and not recommended. The walk however is a great short uphill walk with views throughout. There's a couple ways, but here's the shortest. Start...More

Thank PS00011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up the no exit Street from the port side and then walked up the steps to the top of Bluff Hill wow the vistas around the bay well worth while the walk, its only 10 to 15 minutes but spectacular an easy walk...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After climbing Bluff Hill by car through some narrow streets with beautiful old homes we reached the road that leads to the lookout. Narrow at times, take care driving as hard to pass in spots. The view at the top was worth it!

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not tat easy to find your way to the top. It's not that well signposted. This road should be one way only. We had trouble passing an oncoming car on the way down.

Thank shazhan472
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Bluff Hill Lookout, not only do you look down on the busy Port of Napier, but you get a wonderful overview of the Napier city and surrounds, including up to the Mahia Peninsula and down to Cape Kidnappers. It's a great spot for...More

Thank juneez01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk up to the top. It's a steep winding road so you'd have to be relatively fit and able. Great views at the top. I'm no eco warrior at all but the sight of all that timber sat on the dockside was...More

Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

awesome views. road was VERY NARROW to drive up, luckily it wasn't busy when we visited. Next time i would walk up for the fantastic views

Thank ZEM20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up on a sunny day and took in the views which were fantastic. It provides a different vista to Te Mata Peak. It has tables as well and you could easily decide to have lunch up here as well. It’s well worth the...More

Thank Matt_nz1
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had lunch up on the lookout it was sunny and hot and lovely. There are gardens full of beautiful flowers.

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June 21, 2018|
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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.
December 13, 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.