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High Country Salmon

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice place for a quick bite of Sushi

We stopped in at this roadside fishery and had a bit of sushi. The salmon feed is free. The toilets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
K. N
via mobile
Worth a stop

I'm not a big seafood fan, but still thought this place was good for a quick stop. There are little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish”(25 reviews)
“fresh salmon”(47 reviews)
“sashimi”(43 reviews)
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...more
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State Highway 8, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
+64 800 400 385
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This was one of the 2 places the petrol station attendant recommended to us while passing through Twizel enroute from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown. High Country salmon is on the way out of Twizel town and you can feed the salmon, ducks and black stilts...More

2  Thank m00lah
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Came here because of good reviewers on tripadvisior. They have a small area where you can feed the salmon for free, and it was quite a fun experience to see the fish jump out for the food. They offer salmon prepared in various ways, ranging...More

5  Thank Homerbalboa
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All reviews fish fresh salmon sashimi pies chowder high country toilet block quick bite no doubt curry free feed staff were friendly worth a stop lake tekapo filet star rating tasty food
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It all depends... 1/ If you are not particularly a salmon person and have no kids in the car, keep driving past. 2/If you are a salmon person, and really want to depart with loads of hard earned cash, stop. 3/If you have been driving...More

Thank Inthought
peterlC9086YG, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marc. Definitely very fishy!! And we love to share our special freshwater salmon with any travellers who want to try our super fresh fish We aim to be fair on price for quality AND any NZers can get their extra loyalty card discounts too....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at this roadside fishery and had a bit of sushi. The salmon feed is free. The toilets are clean. Skip the gluey meat pie.

1  Thank K. N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big seafood fan, but still thought this place was good for a quick stop. There are little containers of fish food, and the salmon go crazy for the food, jumping out of the water.

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to give this a try as I heard that this is better than Alpine Salmon. Didn't try Alpine Salmon so I can't make a comparison. High Country Salmon offers quite a good selection of various dishes but nothing worth shouting for. Tried the salmon...More

Thank wendys_hy279
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful seeing how the salmon are farmed - great being able to sample (free) and then purchase fresh salmon packed to take home

Thank Janne M
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Fresh as!!!! We bought a whole salmon and some salmon frams, and free feed salmon fish, kids must be like it.

Thank ClorisZ2
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely coffee salmon mornay pie and sushimi to die for would highly recommend and make sure you feed the salmon

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Visit this place, just so you can see salmon up close, they are quite stunning and mesmerising as they swim around in circles. Feeding them was fun. Then order yourself the most amazing salmon you’ll taste! The meal was fresh and it was interesting watching...More

1  Thank Joannadoerr
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Drive further down before you turn right for Mt Cook Village, and take a stop at High Country Salmon. Grab some fresh salmon or had your lunch here before you continue the journey to Mt Cook Village. Young and old will given an oppurtunity to...More

1  Thank SanHec
Reviewed 29 September 2018

prob going to be great once the reno is done, lots and lots of tourists, ok for a stop but to get a meal might have to wait a bitMore

1  Thank gavinr7
HighCountrySalmon, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Gavin. We love sharing our place with our local customers as well as our overseas visitors, but its a big Chinese holiday this week so that does add to the numbers. Actually our kitchen staff are pretty quick and we have plenty of ready...More

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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.