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Salmon World

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9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
+64 3-302 7858
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Unenthusiastic staff, nothing to do with Salmon.

Staff didn’t seem happy to serve us. People smoking in outdoor area and smoke blowing indoors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samuel W
via mobile
A cafe with a view of big salmon

It just a cafe with a view of salmon statue It has information booth that helps Food is good with... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
SolidDynamics
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Sydney, Australia
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Salmon World is in Rakaia, the Salmon Capital of New Zealand, next to the beautiful Rakaia River. The unique Salmon Tales building, shaped like a Salmon, is situated right next to the world famous Giant Salmon on the side of State Highway One, only 40 minutes drive south of Christchurch. Take a look at the live Salmon, Trout, and other Freshwater species in Salmon World's Aquairum. Experience our 4D Movie Ride that will show you all the great adventure activities our region has to offer. There is also the great Salmon Tales Cafe, Rakaia Country Arts and the Southern Gateway Visitors Centre all in the same building.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
24 Jun 2017
“A cafe with a view of big salmon”
1 week ago
“Unenthusiastic staff, nothing to do with Salmon.”
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9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
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+64 3-302 7858
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff didn’t seem happy to serve us. People smoking in outdoor area and smoke blowing indoors. Average food. Nothing to do with actual salmon.

Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It just a cafe with a view of salmon statue It has information booth that helps Food is good with clean toilet

Thank SolidDynamics
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and food here. Would definitely recommend the bacon and egg panini. Friendly staff too which was great :)

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the displays as well as cafe with wifi! The place also has a big a very good information kiosk.

Thank Doyle C
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Salmon World?! What a joke. Take the signs down people!!!! It's a cafe and a gift shop only. Huge disappointment after a long drive. Want a Salmon experience and education - it's not here!!

4  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 20 November 2016

a friend and I called in for lunch after going for a drive and I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I gave a 5/5 review mid 2015 but our two recent visits have been disappointing. The cafe has the same great space and a good variety of food but several tables had previous customers dishes sitting around. There seemed to be sufficient staff but nobody...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We came here to visit the attraction, but it has closed down. The cafe seemed good- but we didn't try the food. There was a gift shop which had a decent range. The giant salmon is still there, so you can gave your photo taken...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Always have lovely food, prompt service, and nice atmosphere in the cafe with adjoining shop and clean conveniences

Thank AMD064
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Stopped here for a quick coffee but ended up having lunch here. The food in the cafe was delicious. There is also a souvenir shop and aquarium.

Thank rebecca_dickson3
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