Welcome to Bluff

 

 

 

Bluff – Pearl of the South – Home of the world famous Bluff Oyster, and the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in New Zealand!

Bluff is located at the very south of the South Island, New Zealand, in the province of Southland and is the ‘Gateway to Stewart Island’.

Stirling Point, with it’s famous signpost and walking tracks, is the beginning of State Highway 1 which traverses the length of the country to Cape Reinga in the far north – the journey really does begin here in Bluff!

Our busy and historic port still boasts the timber wharf on which construction began back in 1863 – as the closest port to Australia, Bluff was a very important early New Zealand port, with many thousands of immigrants from the UK and elsewhere making their first landfall on this wharf. Bluff is still a very important port, with regular container and bulk freight services taking Southland’s produce to the world.

The Bluff Maritime Museum is a “must visit” for anyone travelling along the Southern Scenic Route, with fascinating historical information about the many early shipwrecks in these challenging southern waters and coastlines. You will be able to visit many of these sites as you make your way along the Catlins Coast towards Dunedin.

There are panoramic views from the viewing platform on top of Bluff Hill (Motupohue), and a network of  walking tracks is a nature lover’s delight, with abundant native birdlife and flora, much of which is rare except on island wildlife sanctuaries.

EVENTS

There are a number of famous and popular events held in Bluff over the span of a year, including;

The Bluff Oyster and  Food Festival .

The Bluff Hillclimb (Burt Munro Challenge event)

Check the calendar page to find out what is happening and when.

But don’t wait for a special event to visit us – there is a warm welcome waiting for you anytime!

 

Partly Cloudy
Today 01/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Windy. Mostly cloudy skies will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 18C. Winds W at 40 to 65 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 km/h.
Rain
Tomorrow 01/23 100%
Rain
Windy with periods of rain. High around 15C. Winds W at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 12mm. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy with gusty winds. High 13C. Winds WSW at 30 to 50 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 01/25 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High near 15C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 01/26 50%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning, then cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High near 20C. Winds NNW at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 01/27 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 17C. Winds WSW at 25 to 40 km/h.

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Click on the rainbow for actual Bluff weather from our own weather station