Natural Attraction

Bluff Hill/Motupōhue

180 Flagstaff Road, Bluff

Bluff Hill (Motupōhue) provides visitors to the area with spectacular views over Foveaux Strait and the Southland Plains, a well-established walking track network, a mountain bike park, a car park and interpretation panels. Original native forest, wind-battered coast and scrub-covered hillsides are some of the delights of the area.

While walking is the main recreational pursuit on Bluff Hill, downhill mountain biking is also gaining popularity. Points of interest include the panoramic views and informative panels at the top of Bluff Hill, Stirling Point with its famous sign and historic Pilot Station, historic wartime sites such as a gun pit, and well-formed walking tracks offering a range of experiences from easy to challenging.These walking trails, which include Foveaux Walkway, Topuni Track, Glory Track, and Millennium Track among others, are jointly managed by the Invercargill City Council’s Parks Division and the Department of Conservation.


Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.

Invercargill City Council
Last modified
Thu 13 Jan 2022
  • Activities
  • Natural Attraction
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Less than half day
  • Scenic Photo Point
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping
  • Dogs on leash
  • Sport & Outdoor