Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm, Twizel
(4/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Yes, I liked the salmon.. when I was feeding them and when it was on my plate ;) But the coffee was a cracker. I did came back for a second one afterI did the Hooker Track @ Mt cook. 
  • There are shops on the shores of Lake Pukaki. Sunday morning could have parked tourist buses or cars, non-Japanese were eating sashimi with wasabi soy sauce and chopsticks. Sashimi is very fresh and delicious.
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  • We dripped into this little shop and had the chinook salmon sashimi! The salmon was so tender, flavourful and it melted like butter in your mouth. We also had a fillet cooked by friends and the same, ...  more »