Stirling Point

Point of Interest

4.5 from 2 users.


39 Ward Parade, Bluff, South Island.


PreviousNext Stirling Point is located at the beginning (or end) of New Zealand's State Highway 1, in the small township of Bluff. It is named after Captain William Stirling who established a Whaling Station nearby in 1836. Stirling Point is most famous for its signpost, which depicts directions and distances to major cities around the world. This signpost has featured in thousands of travellers photographs and is a must-do for visitors to Southland. The point is also the start of a number of scenic short walks on Bluff Hill peninsula that traverse a wide variety of vegetation, including native bush, coastal scrub and privately owned farmland.

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Lat: -46.613309 Lng: 168.357055

User Reviews



Watched a penguin hunting about the rocks for his lunch was a rainy day but still enjoyed the drive



Awesome to have a walk along the coast/bush that you can take your dog on! Most people just take a picture of the sign and drive off but the walk to lookout point (50 minutes, easy walk) is well worth it. Rough seas, you can see the Stewart island ferry roll in.


Sayers Sojourn

Unlike the previous reviewer, who must've been grumpy that day, it is well worth the drive. Ocean vista and fascinating foreshore walk.


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