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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Southland > Bluff

Bluff

The New Zealand mainland’s southern-most town is renowned for its oysters, but most backpackers come here to take the ferry to Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Coming & going

BUS

Stewart Island Experience (tel (03) 212 7660 or 0800 000 511) run a bus service to Bluff that connects with the Stewart Island Ferry. TrackNet (tel (03) 249 7777) run buses from Bluff to Te Anau with connections to Milford Sound and Queenstown.

FERRY

Stewart Island Experience (tel (03) 212 7660 or 0800 000 511) has regular ferry services linking Bluff with Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Hostel accommodation

Bluff Lodge

120 Gore Street, Bluff
Tel (03) 212 7106

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Bluff Maritime Museum

This small maritime museum has exhibits on shipwrecks, whaling and the oyster trade, for which Bluff is famous.

227 Foreshore Road, Bluff
Tel (03) 212 7534
Website www.bluff.co.nz/museum.html
Admission $2
Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm


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