Top things to do in Riverton

Top Choice Museum in Riverton

Te Hikoi Southern Journey

Oh, that all small-town museums could be this good! This riveting museum starts with a 16-minute film dramatising key events in the region's history, including the arrival of the first European seal hunters (fiercel…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Riverton

Beach House

Looking over Taramea Bay, Beach House is a stylish, comfortable cafe famous for seafood, especially its creamy chowder studded with juicy mussels and hunks of salmon. On a sunny day with a warm breeze wafting off Fo…
Cafe in Riverton

Postmaster Bakery

Inside the charming 1911-built post office, find great pies, frittatas and the best custard squares for miles. The soups change daily, full breakfasts ($16) are huge and there's sushi between October and March.
Cafe in Riverton

Crib Cafe

A rewarding stop for a quick looseleaf tea or espresso, or perhaps for contemporary daytime food like green-lipped mussel fritters or the house Benedict with Southland ham. Don't leave without grabbing something fro…
Food in Riverton

South Coast Environment Centre

The volunteer-run South Coast Environment Centre has a good range of organic fruit, vegies and store-cupboard supplies, along with homemade jams and other goodies.