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High Country Salmon

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State Highway 8, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 800 400 385
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Delicious salmon and excellent servuce

Had breakfast and coffee with friends before feeding the salmon (free) and a look around the farm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cameron T
via mobile
All about salmon!!

found this amazing place before heading back to Christchurch. We ordered salmon sashimi (ofc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stevanie Z
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Drop in for a rest stop on your travels and look over a working salmon farm on the glacial waters of the Mackenzie High Country -and its free to drop in and feed our beautiful salmon. Try our farm fresh sashimi and a whole range of delicious salmon cafe items at our floating shop. Or buy a fresh fish or smoked salmon packed on ice to take home and prepare yourself. We're a family run business focussed on growing the best freshwater king salmon and getting it to you fresh. Our floating cafe menu also includes sushi, chowder, curry, burgers, smoked salmon platter, grilled teriyaki salmon, hot pies, quiche, salmon eggs benedict, sandwiches, miso noodle soup and more! We look forward to seeing you. We're easy to find on the main road 3km south of Twizel.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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State Highway 8, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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+64 800 400 385
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast and coffee with friends before feeding the salmon (free) and a look around the farm. Absolutely delicious Salmon eggs benedict and hot coffee was so welcome on a cold morning. Excellent cafe facilities and fresh salmon to buy in the shop. Brought some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

found this amazing place before heading back to Christchurch. We ordered salmon sashimi (ofc😂), salmon mornay pie and bagel with smoked salmon. All of them were really delicious and fresh!! dont forget to feed the salmon too (it is free)

Thank Stevanie Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite foods and in amazingly fresh abundance in New Zealand! This was just a cool find on our South Island road trip between Christchurch and Queenstown, located near Twizel and Tekapo and Mt. Cook. Gorgeous surroundings while enjoying a warm coffee and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fresh salmon where you can have salmon curries, sushi, burgers and even take salmon home to eat. You can even feed the salmon here which is fun. Great place to stop over and binge on salmon. Staff are welcoming. Gets quite busy.

Thank Desiree C
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HighCountrySalmon, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Desiree, Thanks for dropping in for your salmon binge!! And next time you visit you’ll see the new indoor and outdoor seating areas - double the room to relax and enjoy the scenery! All the best Peter Manager/owner

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I have been stopping here since a family established the business possibly 20 years ago. I call in 4-6x a year now en route to Wanaka, usually shopping and grabbing a coffee/ snack in both directions. Sadly the personal touch has slipped, the family business...More

1  Thank SINZ
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HighCountrySalmon, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi SINZ, Thanks for your regular visits. And comments. Both much appreciated. We are still the family business started by Richard and Margaret way back in 2000, but now with son Peter managing on site. And a lot has changed in those 18 years! We’re...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visited both Mt cook salmon and also this High mountain salmon. This place is on the main road with sign, you would not miss it. But this place had lots of tourists and also you can feed the fish, but a little more quirky....More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We stop by during our trip in Twitzel, they serve Salmon, sashimi and sushi also food from salmon with acceptable price.

1  Thank Tini H
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HighCountrySalmon, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi Tini, Thanks for dropping in! We’re glad you enjoyed your fresh salmon meal and rest stop.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Went to this joint to try out the Salmon Sashimi. You can purchase the 100g, 200g, 400g pre-cut at roughly $60/kg, or you can purchase 1kg sashimi fillet un-cut for $43/kg. We chose the 1kg sashimi fillet because we got a campervan with a kitchen...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by and tried their salmon in curry with rice. Salmon is good, however, the curry doesn't have much taste and looks like putting a little bit of coconut milk with thickening stuff. Quite disappointed. The salmon farm that open to the public is quite...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Stopped here on our way to Lake Tekapo and it was a trip highlight! The chowder and smoked salmon board were delicious but the Salmon Sashimi was the best. With an endless supply of wasabi and soy sauce, its the perfect lunch stop. After, we...More

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Anna H
18 September 2017|
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Response from HighCountrySalmon | Property representative |
Feeding the salmon is free - we just love how much our visitors enjoy seeing the big fish up close! We hope you can drop in and see.
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