Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm, Twizel

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Sushi and sashimi lovers won't want to miss a trip to Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm, a fascinating tale of aquaculture. The farm breeds freshwater king salmon, hatched and raised in the glacier waters of New Zealand's Southern Alps. The alpine environment provides a unique, fast-flowing habitat for the salmon, enhanced by the change in seasons. These unique conditions yield extremely fit salmon with a low fat content and dense texture. Striving to achieve sustainable aquaculture, the farm encourages breeding by providing plenty of space for the fish to grow with as little human interference as possible. Visit the shop and enjoy the flavor from the comfort of their picturesque patio overlooking the lake, or simply pick some up to go. Make Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm part of your personalized Twizel itinerary using our Twizel vacation builder.
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  • There are limited picnic tables, so there is a chance you might not have seats after your purchase your salmon. The Lake is beautiful, so do cater time to take many photos there.  more »
  • The salmon was fresh and reasonably priced. The 500gm portion is good for 2 people. On sale is also Cold Smoked & Oak Roasted Salmon. Wasabi and Soy sauces, sold in small sachets. Was served by a very...  more »
  • They sell top quality salmon with reasonable price. There are tables outside the shop where we ate sashimi with wonderful lake view. It's great that they are not commercialised yet even they have lots...  more »