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Bluff, Seafood Mecca - Roadside Stories

Bluff, Seafood Mecca - Roadside Stories



A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Bluff, its wildlife and its seafood industry. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

New Zealand's southernmost town is known for its seafood, and more fish and shellfish is landed there than at any other New Zealand port. Bluff is famed for its creamy, delicious oysters, but blue cod, crayfish, mussels and pāua (abalone) are also on the menu. Muttonbirds -- actually sooty-shearwater chicks -- are harvested from offshore islands each autumn by Māori.


Fishing industry,

Tītī -- muttonbirding,

Bagging Bluff oysters,

Bluff and the south coast,

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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