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High Country Salmon

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice place for a quick bite of Sushi

We stopped in at this roadside fishery and had a bit of sushi. The salmon feed is free. The toilets... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
437kn
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Abisko, Sweden
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Worth a stop

I'm not a big seafood fan, but still thought this place was good for a quick stop. There are little... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
ladybugsSydney
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Drop in for a rest stop on your travels and look over a working salmon farm on the glacial waters of the Mackenzie High Country -and its free to drop in and feed our beautiful salmon. Try our farm fresh sashimi and a whole range of delicious salmon...more
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State Highway 8, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Just south of twizel is a salmon farm. Fishy smell when you pull up. I suppose that’s to be expected. Lots of tourists. Has a fish pen that you can feed the salmon. Basic cafe that sells a variety of salmon dishes including sashimi. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pulled over when we saw free fish feeding & were not disappointed. Was great fun feeding the salmon. Didn't try the food but still highly recommend for a quick free fun stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bland, chewy and tough. Sad to see waste going to these creatures. Something needs to change within this business of fish farming , whether it’s the care of fish, the feeding or cutting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jmcmi2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated. Salmon sashimi was bland and was not well sliced, the ligaments still attached so do not bite off easily. Salmon chowder too salty. The miso soup that came with the noodles can’t even fill up half the bowl so the noodle soup was just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peacewithyou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fresh salmon. Not too expensive considering what it offers. Variety of food even if u dont like salmon. U can feed the salmon for free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markchanchan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years We have stopped here as time has gone on prices are going up and buses are over crowding the place. When you line up the huge bus loads push and force you off to the side and you cant even get up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JizelleNZ
peterlC9086YG, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jizelle - thanks so much for being a local supporter over the years - really appreciated! And for taking the time to write your comments. First up, we’re in the process of sorting out a new separate shop for fresh fish sales. Working through...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It all depends... 1/ If you are not particularly a salmon person and have no kids in the car, keep driving past. 2/If you are a salmon person, and really want to depart with loads of hard earned cash, stop. 3/If you have been driving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inthought
peterlC9086YG, Owner at High Country Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marc. Definitely very fishy!! And we love to share our special freshwater salmon with any travellers who want to try our super fresh fish We aim to be fair on price for quality AND any NZers can get their extra loyalty card discounts too....More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at this roadside fishery and had a bit of sushi. The salmon feed is free. The toilets are clean. Skip the gluey meat pie.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I'm not a big seafood fan, but still thought this place was good for a quick stop. There are little containers of fish food, and the salmon go crazy for the food, jumping out of the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Decided to give this a try as I heard that this is better than Alpine Salmon. Didn't try Alpine Salmon so I can't make a comparison. High Country Salmon offers quite a good selection of various dishes but nothing worth shouting for. Tried the salmon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AnnaH7349
September 18, 2017|
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Response from HighCountrySalmon | Property representative |
Feeding the salmon is free - we just love how much our visitors enjoy seeing the big fish up close! We hope you can drop in and see.
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