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Museum in Bluff

Bluff Maritime Museum

Salty tales whisper from the portholes, driftwood and barnacle-clung planks displayed at Bluff's small museum. The best part is clambering aboard the Monica and posing at the control of this 1909 oystering ship, tho…
Seafood in Bluff

Oyster Cove

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular sea views from this swish restaurant by Stirling Point's signpost. Renowned Bluff oysters and Stewart Island mussels dressed in coconut grace a menu saltier than the view (…
Seafood in Bluff

Fowlers Oysters

Whether you like your oysters battered or freshly shucked, stop at Fowlers during oyster season for the best bivalves on the South Island. It's on the left-hand side as you head into Bluff. Battered blue cod and hot…
Landmark in Bluff

Stirling Point

Posing for a photo beside the Stirling Point signpost is a quintessential Bluff experience. Distances to Wellington, London and New York are indicated by the many-branched sign, though the oft-quoted myth that this …
Hill in Bluff

Bluff Hill

A steep sealed road leads up to the top of 265m Bluff Hill (Motupōhue), where a path spirals up to a lookout. Various walking tracks head up here, including the Foveaux Walkway to Stirling Point and Ocean Beach. If …
Food & Drink in Bluff

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Celebrate Bluff’s most famous export at this one-day winter festival, with oyster-eating contests, live music and other mollusc-themed merriment.