Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, Twizel

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Farm Tourist Spot
Sushi and sashimi lovers won't want to miss a trip to Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, 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 Shop part of your personalized Twizel itinerary using our Twizel vacation builder.
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  • We dropped by 3 times for the salmon sashimi @ $10 for 100g. Salmon slices were prepacked 2 days prior but still very good; mildly firm with minimal fishiness. Sit outside for an excellent view of the...  more »
  • We visited here last year and enjoyed sashimi sitting beside the lake... It was so delicious we talked about it all year and waited impatiently under we could visit again. The salmon was as delicious ...  more »
  • Stopped in out of curiosity and ended up having the best sashimi I've ever tasted. Tender, rich but not overly oily and for $10 plenty for both of us. We already had local merino lamb to cook for dinn...  more »

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