Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm, Twizel

(3.9/5 based on 130 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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  • Looking for very fresh salmon this is the place to get it eat fresh or they will wrap in ice for you to cook later  more »
  • On the way to Mount Cook from tekapo's lunch, salmon stopped buying. Come with wasabi or mealtime, the hope of fresh sashimi in Japan-style. Also, views Lake Pukaki is also at the back of the store.
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  • En-route from Queenstown to Lake Tekapo, be sure to stop by for some delicious and fresh salmon sashimi. Do note that there isn't a physical farm around. There are tables outdoor where you can indulge...  more »