The Foodie

Want to excite your tastebuds? Get ready for some mouth-watering kai in some pretty unique places.

Day One

Bao Now

Passionate and innovative about food, Bao Now sources fresh and local produce to create fuel for the soul. Their big, bright food truck offers delicious kai, including baos, sushi bowls, dumplings & fries.

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Drive 5 minutes to Faith in Fiordland

Treat yourself to a lifelong memory. Sail aboard a ship with real history, surrounded Fiordland National Park while tasting incredible local cuisine and sipping fine New Zealand wines.

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Walk 5 minutes to Redcliff Café

It has a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in Te Anau for great food, wine and friendly service. Delivering top end, award-winning food matched with a range of local wines. Set in an early settlers cottage, the restaurant atmosphere is cosy and charming with local memorabilia.

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Drive 20 minutes to Cabot Lodge

Set upon 2000 acres of farmland bordering the Fiordland National Park and overlooking Lake Manapouri, this iconic luxury lodge showcases the isolated and awe-inspiring landscape of New Zealand.

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DAY Two

From Cabot Lodge drive 1 minute to Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Farm Tours

Feed friendly Alpaca’s at Lake Manapouri, Fiordland. Offering fun farm tours where you can get closeup with the friendly alpacas, feed them and take beautiful photos.

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Drive 1 hour to Tuatapere

Tuatapere is known as the sausage capital of New Zealand. With a variety of flavours old and new all made at Tui Base Camp with local ingredients. Enjoy dining at the café onsite or take part in a sausage making tour.

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Drive 15 minutes to Orepuki Beach Café 

Enjoy fantastic farm to table food, house baked breads and cake, and great coffee, beer and wine in the relaxing cafe where you can enjoy a great meal or delicious cabinet food. Nestled on 8 hectares of pasture they have a passion for serving fresh and producing their own lamb and beef.

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Drive 1 hour to Seriously Good Chocolate Company

A flourishing Invercargill-based business making quality handmade gourmet chocolates that imbue the real tastes of New Zealand. Their ingredients are sourced from the heart of Southland and they develop kiwi flavours including the flavours of our New Zealander’s finest wineries and breweries.

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Drive 5 minutes to Emberz at Ascot

Emberz Bar offers the perfect blend of a friendly welcome and casual dining in the comfort of a large, warm room embellished with native timbers, stonework and an ambient fire. There’s nothing like a cold beer and the company of likeminded locals and travellers at the end of the day.

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Stay the night at Ascot Park Hotel

Ascot Park Hotel is Invercargill’s premier hotel. It is the perfect base to explore all that Southland has to offer and experience true Southern Hospitality.

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Day THREE

Drive 30 minutes to Oyster Cove

With spectacular ocean views of Ruapuki, Dog and Stewart Island. Oyster cove has been described as “The Pearl of The South”. A beautifully unique venue that offers a variety of different foods and locally sourced seafood, perfect for any occasion.

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Make your way to Stewart Island either by ferry from Bluff Harbour or by plane with Stewart Island Flights from Invercargill Airport.

Gravity fishing is your opportunity for an authentic fishing and mouthwatering food adventure. They pair intrepid style fishing trips with a special focus on food, to offer you a real experience around the pristine waters of Stewart Island.

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The Foodie

Want to excite your tastebuds? Get ready for some mouth-watering kai in some pretty unique places.