Things to see & do

Bluff Maritime Museum, Foreshore Road, (03) 212 7534  IMG_0213
Bluff Heritage Trail, Greenhills – Bluff,
Brochures available from many selected outlets in Bluff.



Stewart Island Experience Ferry Services 21 Foreshore Road (03) 212 7660


Bluff Golf Links, Omaui Road (Greenhills),


Southernmost 9 hole golf course in New Zealand,
Club days – Wednesday Women , Saturday Men , Twilight Wednesday 5pm


Bluff Hill (Motupohue) Flagstaff Road. Panoramic views of Southland, Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island

Stirling Point International signpost, Tearooms, Winebar, Cafe, Gift Shop and Accommodation. IMG_1497-1

Sir Joseph Ward Statue At Island Harbour entrance. SirJoseph Ward became Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1906. He was also a former Mayor of Bluff.

Sir Joseph Ward burial place Bluff cemetery, Lagan Street.

The Lighthouse Gallery
Gore Street, Bluff.
021 466 607
(03) 212 8922
The gallery presents creative works of local artists who mainly focus on the Southland area. Currently there are around twenty artists displaying their works in the Gallery.

Bluff Central

Gore Street, Bluff.     Quirky Visitor Centre, Art Gallery, Museum and Mini-theatre right in the middle of town.  See the Paua parlour, take some selfies with the signpost, learn about local history and the Aurora Australis. Info Centre is free, Gallery tour as priced.

Argyle Beach Marine Parade

Island Harbour, Southlands Port, operated by Southport NZ LTD
Tours available by contacting Southport office (03) 212 159

Trail Biking Access from McDougall Street.

Skateboard Park
Bluff is a town with terrific facilities, particularly considering its size. One of the latest additions is very popular with many of the younger residents. The Skateboard Park is situated in the main business area on Gore Street and is always well utilised

The Iron Gates Nichol Road, Ocean Beach (these mark the site of the original Nichol homestead)

Omaui Beach Signposted from Invercargill-Bluff highway. Bushdrives picnic spots, beach walks, sea views, BBQ facilities.

War Memorial Marine Parade

RSA Memorial Grove Situated on Flagstaff Road at the bottom of Bluff Hill

Scenic Tours

Lynette Jack Scenic Sights, Mobile 0274 338 370. home & fax (03)215 7741

Oyster sales

(in season, March to approx August)

Fowlers Oysters, Ocean Beach Road, (03) 212 9792