Bluff is Perched at the tip of a pensinsula some 16 miles (27km) from Invercargill. The oldest town in New Zealand, settled since 1824 as a fishing port, it has been converted to a busy commercial port by the building of a large artificial island in the harbour. However the Foveaux Strait that lies between Bluff and Stewart Island still yields a much sought delicacy - the Bluff Oyster. Visit the Maritime Museum focussing on local history or admire the Paua Shell House. At Stirling Point see the signposts that mark what seems like the end of the Earth or admire the views from Bluff Hill Lookout.
From Bluff, visitors can catch a ferry to Stewart Island – a haven for native bird life and the only place in New Zealand where you can readily see kiwi in their natural habitat.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.