CANTERBURY: SOUTH

31-Mar-18

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Mt Cook Alpine Salmon

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

Tekapo-Twizel Rd, Pukaki, Canterbury

alpinesalmon.co.nz

Phone: 03-435 0427

rvexplorer id: 21005

Entrance to the Information Centre and salmon shop

Entrance to the Information Centre and salmon shop

Inside the Alpine Salmon shop

Inside the Alpine Salmon shop

Statue of the Himalayan Tahr overlooking Lake Pukaki

Statue of the Himalayan Tahr overlooking Lake Pukaki

 

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon also acts as the local information centre. There is a large sealed carpark and a specialty shop for local salmon.

 

It's primarily set up for tourist buses, but was also very popular with other visitors, both for the fresh salmon, and for the views over Lake Pukaki.

 

There is also a statue commemorating the Himalayan Tahr, which was introduced into the Mt Cook area in the early 1900s to complement the deer for hunting. New Zealand has the only substantial herd of wild tahr outside of their native India and Nepal, and is the only country where tahr can be hunted in a free-range natural alpine environment.

Public toilets

 

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