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Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Farm

#2 of 17 things to do in Twizel Features Animals
Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Good stopover if you need a break from driving!

Stopped here on our way out of Mt Cook. Was expecting more description on how salmon is farmed... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
New South Wales, Australia
Really depends on what you're looking for...

I was looking to explore a salmon farm but this is not is. It is at best, a shop selling salmon... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Located on the edge of Mt Cook National Park our shop is stocked with Freshwater King Salmon -raised in the cool glacial water of New Zealand's Southern Alps. We have a great selection of sashimi, fillets, hot smoked and whole salmon for you to enjoy, as well as a picnic area with the world famous view of Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook. Visit our shop for: - Sashimi - Fillets and whole Salmon - Hot Smoked Salmon - Picnic Area with view of Mt Cook Open 7 days a week
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0018
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stopped here on our way out of Mt Cook. Was expecting more description on how salmon is farmed etc Got a box of sashimi since we were already here - it was very fresh and of good value too!

1  Thank IceCreamme
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was looking to explore a salmon farm but this is not is. It is at best, a shop selling salmon with excellent service. Makes a good stop for a break from driving. Plus that the salmon tasted great. But if you're like me, seeking...More

1  Thank BlackCoookie
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

There is a nice view but the salmon farm is just a salmon sales point with nothing interesting and no living Salmons.

1  Thank STCarlsen
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A small shop selling very tasty oak roasted salmon and salmon pate and other salmon products by helpful and friendly staff

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 in the water. The...More

Thank ChessHiker
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

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 delicious food. We stopped on the way back...More

Thank 18bakerf
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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 one of the photo billboards....More

1  Thank pretblueye
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Easy access awesome views of Mount Cook. Fabulous fishing very relaxing. Weather great and awesome adventures. Meet interesting people

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our kids don't usual enjoy sashimi, but the fresh batch we got from Alpine at the Lake Pukaki i-site was absolutely devoured. Very fresh and excellent quality. We also bought salmon steaks and they were excellent for dinner. Prices were cheaper than High Country Salmon...More

Thank weLEFT
Reviewed 26 December 2016

NZ$30 for a pack of 500g Salmon sashimi. Complimentary 2 pairs of chopsticks, 2 sachets of soy sauce & 2 small packs of wasabi. Any extra is to be purchased. We bought soy sauce & wasabi tube from the store. Prices are cheap.

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Iva I
Is the salmon farm and salmon shop very near to each other?
1 January 2017|
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Response from 229ceca | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The salmon shop (where there are also pens so you can feed the fish at no cost) are just across the road from where the fish are farmed in pens. There's not a lot to see at the pens as there is no access. However I... More
I do not drive. How can I go to the salmon farm? Is there any public transport to go there?
4 November 2016|
Response from 447connie |
Can anybody help to answer? Really wanted to go there.
How long should I cook an Alpine salmon fillet
20 September 2016|
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Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much like any other salmon fillet. Start with the salmon fillet at room temperature (about 15 minutes out of the fridge). For fillet about half an inch thick, cook for about 4 minutes with the skin down until the... More