A Napier Gem - Bluff Hill Lookout

For extensive views of Hawke Bay, from Mahia in the north to Cape Kidnappers in the south and a close- up view of a working port visit Bluff Hill lookout.

A short drive, or an energetic 30 minute walk from the Napier City centre gives you an amazing view of Hawke Bay and its hinterland, the Hawke's Bay.  The Bluff Hill lookout has the bonus of a bird's eye view of a working port.  

Napier Port is the second  largest working port by volume and hosts a number of cruise liners each summer.  There is always some activity to watch if you can draw yourself away from view of the bay.  The deepest of blue ocean, the whitest of cliffs and the highest of mountains take your breath away. Come, enjoy this easily accessed Hawke's Bay gem.

Walking to the lookout is enhanced by taking the paths in Sturm's Gully. Towering trees shade a path to the top.  Enjoy this little oasis so close to the city that attracts a myriad of birds. The song of tuis and bellbirds, the chatter of fantails and the swoosh of a native pigeon inflight are experiences that await you.

Where to stay in the Hawke's Bay

Cobden Garden Homestay is a short,  20 minute walk away from Bluff Hill and we can suggest the most scenic route to visit this view point.

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