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For most of the year, Bluff, at the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, is a sleepy seaside town. But it comes alive every May, when visitors flock here for the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival.
Known around New Zealand and the world for its lively atmosphere, the festival showcases the fresh, delicious seafood New Zealand’s deep south is renowned for. Bluff oysters and other gourmet ocean treats are served fresh and washed down with local brews.
Accompanying the oyster on display are blue cod, paua, scallops and a range of other seafood products. The festival also showcases Southern and Kiwi delicacies such as muttonbird, venison and lamb, complemented by great Southland ales and New Zealand wines.
There is live music, plenty of healthy competition to entertain the crowds - such as oyster opening and oyster eating – and a host of awards up for grabs.It’s your best chance to get a taste of Bluff.