Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Bluff is a town and seaport in the Southland region, on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the southern-most town in New Zealand (excluding Oban) and, despite Slope Point being further to the south, is colloquially used to refer to the southern extremity of the country (particularly in the phrase "from Cape Reinga to The Bluff"). According to the 2006 census, the usually resident population was 1,850, a decrease of 85 since 2001.

The Bluff area, while itself not settled by Māori, was one of the earliest areas of New Zealand where a European presence became established. The first ship known to have entered the harbour was the Perseverance in 1813, in search of flax trading possibilities, with the first European settlers arriving in 1823/1824. This is the foundation for the claim that this makes Bluff the oldest permanent European settlement in the country. However the missionary settlement at Kerikeri was both earlier and larger and the town is now larger than that of Bluff. The town was officially called Campbelltown in 1856, became a borough in 1878, and was renamed Bluff in 1917.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme


  1. The sign looks confusing me :)
    Enjoying your watery shots.The seaweeds captured beautifully.

  2. I love those roiling seas around the rocks! The kelp is interesting, too.

  3. What a beautiful rugged coastline.

  4. Last nite I watched a documentary featuring the beautiful island of New Zealand....thanx for sharing your awesome watery pix...looks so inviting, and I love the 'noodle' seaweed!

  5. the rugged coastline is gorgeous! are those yellow thingies a type of seaweed?

  6. right on! super following trade, loving it.

    that seaweed (the big/wide flat pieces) look like large egg noodles. lol

  7. That sign made me smile. Your photos are awesome I like to be in this kind of place. ^_^

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday

  8. I love this series. You are right: our pictures look the same ;-)

    Greetings from The Netherlands!


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