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!

 

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

Bluff Weather Forecast
Partly Cloudy
Currently
13°
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday. Mainly cloudy and rainy.
Rain
Tomorrow 90%
High 22° / Low 13°
Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 22C. N winds shifting to SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near 6mm.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 25° / Low 15°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 25C. Winds N at 15 to 30 km/h.
Rain
Wednesday 100%
High 18° / Low 12°
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 19C. NNE winds shifting to SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near 12mm.
Thunderstorm
Thursday 90%
High 18° / Low 12°
Thunderstorm
Rain showers in the morning with numerous thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 18C. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 60%
High 17° / Low 11°
Chance of Rain
Windy with rain showers. High 17C. Winds WNW at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 20%
High 15° / Low 11°
Partly Cloudy
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High near 15C. Winds W at 40 to 55 km/h.