Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm, Twizel

(3.9/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • We stopped for a look and to feed the salmon and buy some fish for dinner. There was only one salmon pen that you had access to see and feeding the salmon gave you a fleeting view of fish fairly deep ...  more »
  • We stopped at the small location right on the lake on our drive from Tekapo to Mt Cook. What a fantastic snack with a perfect view of the lake and mountains in the distance. Beautiful setting and deli...  more »
  • Another stop along the way to Wanaka-you night say the half way point here you can get views of the scenery and of and Mt cook. As you walk to the shop, you have the opportunity to take pictures in on...  more »