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Aerial View of Bluff. Photo Bluff Oysterfest
Aerial View of Bluff. Photo Bluff Oysterfest
Tiwai Aluminium Smelter. Photo Jeremy Pierce
Tiwai Aluminium Smelter. Photo Jeremy Pierce
Bluff Oyster Festival. Photo Venture Southlands
Bluff Oyster Festival. Photo Venture Southlands
The Bluff Maritime Museum. Photo Bluff.co.nz
The Bluff Maritime Museum. Photo Bluff.co.nz
Road Sign. Robin Smith, Venture Southland
Road Sign. Robin Smith, Venture Southland
Cat in Bluff Harbour. Photo by Bluff Oysterfest
Cat in Bluff Harbour. Photo by Bluff Oysterfest
Bluff from Strait. Photo by Bluff Oysterfest
Bluff from Strait. Photo by Bluff Oysterfest
Fishermans Wharf. Photo by  Bluff Oysterfest
Fishermans Wharf. Photo by Bluff Oysterfest

Bluff Information

Bluff in New Zealand is a portside town on the far south island with a population of about 2,000 residents. The first ship to sail into bluff was in 1813 with European settlers arriving ten years later to inhabit the town.

The main industries to Bluff include Fishing, Oyster farming and the Tiwai Aluminium Smelter which produced some of the highest quality aluminium in the world. Due to Bluff’s geographic location it is also the gateway for boats and ships that make their way to the Antarctica.

Tourism is a fast growing industry to Bluff with plenty to see and do. A great event every year held in May is the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival known as the Oysterfest. The festival celebrates the big Oyster industry in the area and features live music, Oyster competitions and of course some of the freshest seafood in the world.

A great attraction is the Bluff Maritime Museum that contains an extensive collection of artefacts and displays relating to the maritime history of the town. The museum also features the full-sized oyster boat “The Monica” and visitors can climb onboard.

Another great activity to do in Bluff is the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter tour that operates most weekdays. The tour gives an insight into the manufacturing process of Aluminium from ore to the finished product.

Golfing enthusiasts are not left out in Bluff with the Bluff Golf Links on Omanai Road being very popular. The challenging 9 hole golf course if set amongst some wonderful scenery and is one of the most southern golf courses in the world.

There are also many scenic land, marine and helicopter tours in Bluff that travel to Stewart Island, which lies just 20 Kilometres off the coastline. The island contains the Rakiura National Park and is the perfect eco adventure.

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Bluff Fishing Boat. Photo by Jeremy Pierce, Venture Southland
Bluff Fishing Boat. Photo by Jeremy Pierce, Venture Southland
Bluff Harbour. Photo by Jeremy Pierce, Venture Southland
Bluff Harbour. Photo by Jeremy Pierce, Venture Southland