The port town of Bluff, in Southland, which lies thirty kilometres south of Invercargill, is home to the iconic Bluff Oyster Festival and is the gateway to Stewart Island.
With a rich history and many interesting attractions, Bluff is the oldest European settled town in New Zealand. Bluff also offers many wonderful short walks which are both bush and coastal and showcase the amazing scenery and views.
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Mobile-friendly - The Bluff Camping Ground is harbourside and overlooks the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. The seascape at night has been compared to a Van Gogh painting, except there's a constant passing parade of ships - freighters, fishing boats and, in season, our unique oyster boats.
Mobile-friendly - Travel Door2Door from Invercargill or Bluff to Dunedin 7 days a week, twice daily Monday to Friday. Travel direct from Invercargill or Bluff to Queenstown 7 days, once a day Saturday to Thursday, twice on Friday. Late runs can also go through Gore – book early. Take the stress out of travelling – take Catch-a-Bus SOUTH.
Foveaux Hotel is beautiful art deco hotel just two minutes walk from Stewart Island Ferry Terminal. With nine rooms, five of which have ensuites. Four rooms have share bathroom facilities; shower-room, and 3 toilets. Included in the room rate is continental breakfast, free wifi, and offstreet parking behind the hotel. On-site licensed restaurant for lunch and dinner [reservation only].
Located by the sea, Lands End Boutique Hotel is a perfect choice for those who want superior comfort, stunning coastal views and delicious seafood. Come and enjoy a stay with us today and enjoy our famous Southern hospitality. Each room has been designed and decorated to provide you with a totally relaxing experience. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Mobile-friendly - Experience Foveaux Strait on board our express catamarans. During the one hour Stewart Island ferry crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and albatross. Scheduled ferry services depart daily. Coach connections available.
Mobile-friendly - Here is a golden opportunity to enter the dress circle of New Zealand's tourist circuit. A sturdy, high-class, well-maintained vessel and an operation geared to achieve. Our vessel offers a variety of unique cruises around the fabulous Stewart Island and Fiordland - an area keenly sought by diving, hunting and fishing parties. This is a unique opportunity for the discerning.
Historic Bluff Lodge offers affordable accommodation in close proximity to the ferry terminal, bank, food-market, cafes and hotels. Only minutes from the ferry, we can even store your vehicle. From basic backpacker dorms to private rooms. Ideal group accommodation for hunters, trampers and fishermen
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