Top ChoiceMuseum in Riverton

Te Hikoi Southern Journey

Oh, that all small-town museums could be this good! The riveting Riverton museum starts with a 16-minute film about Pākehā sealer Jack Price and his Māori wife Hinewhitia who were stranded on the Solander...

Top ChoiceModern 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...

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...

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.