|Enderby, Birding Down Under ex Invercargill to Dunedin||13 Nov 2019||18|
|Enderby, New Zealand's Wildest Islands ex Bluff Return||13 Dec 2019||10|
|Enderby, Galapagos of the Southern Ocean ex Bluff Return||22 Dec 2019||12|
|Enderby, Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific ex Bluff Return||3 Jan 2020||7|
|Enderby, In the Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Invercargill (Bluff) Return||10 Jan 2020||29|
|Enderby, In Wake of Scott & Shackleton ex Bluff to Christchurch||8 Feb 2020||29|
|Bremen, Expedition New Zealand ex Bluff to Auckland||3 Mar 2020||15|
|Affinity, Stewart Island Scenic Cruise ex Bluff Return||13 May 2020||5|
Bluff is a town and seaport on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the southern-most town in New Zealand and, despite Slope Point being further to the south, is generally referred to as the southern extremity of the country.
Bluff is renowned for its oysters, which are reputed to be the best in the world. There is an annual oyster festival and the Bluff Maritime Museum has exhibits which focus on oystering, whaling and shipwrecks. A signpost at Stirling point indicates the distance to the South Pole and other destinations in the world.
Things to See and Do
* Bluff Maritime Museum
* Stirling Point Signpost
* Aluminium Smelter tour
* Oyster Festival
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Maori
Population – 2000 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – The port is located in Bluff Harbor.
Transport Links – Bluff can be accessed from Invercargill by road. There is also a terminus for the twice-daily catamaran ferry to Stewart Island/Rakiura, 60 km south across Foveaux Strait. The nearest airport is located in Invercargill.
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