High Country Salmon is a boutique, 100% New Zealand family-owned salmon farm, situated 3km south of Twizel. They grow glacial mountain salmon (chinook or king salmon) in the hydro canal system – this constant flow of clean water means that their salmon are fitter than sea-run salmon, resulting in firmer flesh and a cleaner, more delicate flavour. They do everything on-site, resulting in the shortest supply chain possible and the freshest salmon available.
Visitors to High Country Salmon have a range of things to do; have a coffee and some delicious salmon-inspired food from the café, feed the salmon (for free) on the floating deck, purchase some salmon to take home from the fish shop, or even catch your own salmon! There is plenty of parking, and the scenery is spectacular!
A wonderful range of whole fish, fillets, steaks, portions, smoked and cured salmon. They offer complimentary packaging with ice to keep your salmon in tip-top condition until you get home. If you would like some salmon delivered to your door throughout New Zealand, just place an order via their website.
A mouthwatering selection of ready-to-eat foods including sashimi & sushi, or order off their kitchen menu. Try a Fairlie Bakehouse salmon pie (2 varieties to choose from)! There is delicious Allpress coffee and loads of outdoor dining areas on the floating deck or the landscaped garden.
Feed their hungry salmon out on the deck for free (or a donation to the charity of the month). This is available all day, every day and is great fun for all ages.
Suitable for the whole family, you can catch your own glacial mountain salmon and take it home. No gear required and no experience necessary. Although walk-ins are available, they recommend booking to guarantee your spot. For more information, to book, or to see our terms & conditions, please visit their website.
Open from 9am daily. Please check the website for current closing times.
Ideally located just 3 km South of Twizel on State Highway 8.