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Seafood in Jackson Bay & Around

Cray Pot

Spotty opening hours are the only blight on this brightly painted caravan diner overlooking Jackson Bay. Cray Pot serves honest seafood, from big portions of fish and chips ($19) to crayfish tails with potato salad …
Pub Food in Haast

Frontier

Three kilometres north of Haast township and attached to the Heartland Hotel, Frontier's menu of country pub classics seems all the better when perused in the log-lined bar-dining room, in front of an open fire. It'…
Lake in Haast

Lake Moeraki

Alongside the highway and within the bounds of the World Heritage wilderness, Lake Moeraki is an undeveloped and tranquil spot to contemplate the forested, mountainous surroundings. There's no trail all the way arou…
Supermarket in Haast

Haast Foodcentre

Produce is expensive in remote Haast but this small supermarket stocks sufficient provisions for self-caterers. Also inside is the Grumpy Cow Cafe, which pours a good flat white and serves takeaway fried food, white…
Pub Food in Haast

Hard Antler

Antlers and a wall of fame of local fishing folk establishes the hunting-lodge vibe of Haast's best boozer. Service is gruff but meaty main courses (venison stew, burgers and tasty grilled blue cod) are served all d…
Viewpoint in Haast

Knights Point

Admire expansive views of boulder-studded sea from this roadside lookout. A granite column commemorates the opening of this section of coastal highway in 1965. It's an easy pull-over off the highway, 5km south of La…
Fashion & Accessories in Haast

Santana

More compelling than the average Kiwiana souvenir shop, Santana sells possum and merino blend gloves, scarves and other fuzzy-warm clothing, along with racks of many-flavoured manuka honey, beauty products and jewel…