Story: Southland places

Roadside Stories: Bluff, seafood mecca

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.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Bluff and its seafood. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Bluff and the south coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015