There are some wonderful photo opportunities in Bluff, where you'll find Stirling Point and Bluff Hill.

Stirling Point marks the southern end of State Highway 1, which runs the length of New Zealand. The point is memorable for the large signpost displaying distances to major cities in the world - a photograph of this signpost is a must for your travel journey. You can access the Foveaux Walkway from Stirling Point. This walkway consists of two separate but connected trails on the Bluff Hill peninsula. Both traverse a wide variety of vegetation, including native bush (with various native birds), coastal scrub and privately owned farmland. There are stunning views of Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island, as well as wave-beaten rocks and beaches. After the walk, which almost circumnavigates the peninsula, a visit to the top of Bluff Hill is worthwhile for an extensive panoramic view.

The old Māori legend of the South Island refers to the creation of New Zealand, describing the North Island as the fish, the South as 'Te Waka a Māui' (Māui’s canoe) and Stewart Island-Rakiura is believed to be the anchor from the canoe and is named 'Te Punga a Māui' (Māui’s anchor stone). To celebrate this story, you will find artwork in the form of a big chain sculpture at Stirling point and the matching end on Stewart Island.

Whilst you are here, make the most of this fishing village, you can’t go wrong with seafood in Bluff!

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