Sitting on the waterfront of Bluff Harbour in a prime location, the Bluff Ocean Vista Motel offers magnificent ocean views and beautiful sunrise/sunsets. Whether relaxing in one of the luxurious motel units, or in the well appointed and very comfortable queen rooms upstairs within the main house, guests can simply sit back, relax, and let the stunning scenery carry their stress away. This property is located approximately 25 minutes from Invercargill and near the main shipping channel and Stewart Island Ferry Terminal.
* We also offer a selection of other properties (these do not all have ocean views but are still lovely) to suit the needs of our travellers from One Bedroom Villa to Three Bedroom Private Guest houses sleeping up to six.
Please view our room types to select what suits you best.
Modern luxurious studio motel units with ocean views. Sumptuous queen-size beds. Gorgeous bathrooms with nice amenities. Couch area with large flatscreen TV. Double glazing for warmth and quiet. Covered outdoor deck with views of Bluff shipping and fishing channel. Free WiFi.
A modern queen studio unit with ocean views. Free WiFi. Peaceful and warm with heatpump/air-conditioning. Lovely bathroom with glass shower and nice toiletries. Kitchenette with microwave, jug, toaster, tea and coffee, etc. Outdoor deck to watch the boats go by and the stunning sunset/sunrise.
Absolute waterfront – what a great place to stay! Luxurious, warm and cosy, our Queen Suite with Sea Views rooms are all upstairs in the main house to take advantage of the view of the Bluff shipping channel and also the stunning sunrise and sunset.
Queen Vista suite with direct ocean views. Well appointed with flatscreen TV and Freeview. Free WiFi. Guest microwave, fridge, toaster and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits (sorry no cooking facilities). Large upstairs balcony with awesome views of the fishing and shipping channel.
Advertised rates do not include breakfast – you can add our lovely continental breakfast to your stay for $15 pp. This includes tea, coffee, orange juice, assorted cereal, tinned fruit and yoghurt, toast and spreads.
Located just around the corner from our main property ~ 12 Walker Street. Private and quiet two-bedroom house. Nice living area with a big comfy couch, Sky TV and free WiFi. Large kitchen and dining area. Heatpump/air-conditioning. Laundry with washer and dryer. Home away from home.
Please note that once you reserve this room you can collect the keys from our main property at 152 Marine Parade or if you want the onsite lockbox code please ask and you can let yourself in.
Located at 50 Onslow Street. Set in a private sunny setting with large outdoor deck is our one bedroomed villa. Very well appointed, quality bedding, toiletries, new comfy furniture, free WiFi, Sky TV, air-conditioning, tea/coffee and milk, 400m walk to shops/ferry terminal.
Please note that once you reserve this room you can collect the keys from our main property at 152 Marine Parade.
Please note that this property is located at 46 Barrow Street (entrance off Palmer Street) and is right in the heart of the village.
Peaceful, private and luxurious art deco beauty. Three bedrooms plus separate office. New furniture and lovely linens. Free WiFi. Two queen rooms and one twin single room. Bathroom with glass shower and toiletries. 2nd toilet. Great kitchen and dining room. Heatpump/air-conditioning. Double glazed for warmth and quiet. 2-minute walk to shops, ferry and beach. No office on site so please come and collect the keys at Bluff Ocean Vista Motel, 152 Marine Parade, Bluff or phone for onsite lockbox code.
Bluff is located at the bottom of the South Island, New Zealand, in the province of Southland and is the 'Gateway to Stewart Island'. A 20-minute drive from Invercargill city.
State Highway 1 starts at Bluff's Stirling Point, an attraction in itself. Stirling Point is to New Zealand what Landsend is to Great Britain. Bluff is unique in the fact that it is the oldest European-settled town in New Zealand, added to that it has had a very colourful past, some of which can be discovered at the local Maritime Museum.
Bluff has a lot to offer the discerning traveller with attractions such as Bluff Maritime Museum, Stirling Point, panoramic views from the viewing platform on top of Bluff Hill (Motupohe), and our highly recommended walking tracks.
The Southern Scenic Route is a great way to travel around the province of Southland and Bluff is ideally placed on the Southern Scenic Route to stop and spend some time.
A "must visit" for anyone travelling along the Southern Scenic Route, with fascinating historical information about the many early shipwrecks in these challenging southern waters and coastlines. You will be able to visit many of these sites as you make your way along the Catlins Coast towards Dunedin. While the museum has a maritime theme with displays on whaling, oystering, shipwrecks, and the construction of the Bluff Harbour Board, it also delves into the history of Bluff.www.bluff.co.nz/museum
The Bluff History Group's Heritage Trail is another fantastic new attraction for the area. Featuring seventeen sites, the trail begins at the Greenhills Church and takes you to a variety of sites including the Greenpoint Walkway, the Monica, several buildings and homes of historic interest, the old Bluff Cemetery and Stirling Point to name just a few. Brochures are available from many selected outlets in Bluff.www.bluff.co.nz/history
Unspoilt, relaxing and incredibly beautiful, Stewart Island is a showcase for untouched natural New Zealand. Just a 1 hour ferry ride from Bluff, Stewart Island is one of New Zealand's largely undiscovered eco-tourism destinations. With its network of stunning bays, inlets, golden sand beaches and densely forested hills, Stewart Island combines a spectacular mix of breathtaking landscapes.www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz
The southernmost 9-hole golf course in New Zealand.
Club days: Wednesday women, Saturday men.www.golfsouthland.co.nz
The Bluff Hill/Motupohue area provides visitors to the area with spectacular views over Foveaux Strait and the Southland Plains, a well-established track network, mountain bike track, car park and interpretation panels. Original native forest, wind-battered coast and scrub-covered hillsides are some of the delights of Bluff Hill/Motupohue.www.icc.govt.nz
Stirling Point marks the southern end of State Highway 1, which runs the length of New Zealand. The point is memorable for the large signpost displaying distances to major cities in the world - a photograph of this signpost is a must for your travel journey.www.newzealand.com