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Seafood in the South

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Seafood in the South

We will be driving a campervan from Catlins to Te Anau via Invercargill and Riverton. Any good place for seafood in Invercargill or anywhere in between? Dine in/takeaway/fresh seafood for cooking are all ok for us. Don't want to miss the Bluff oysters, blue cod and muttonfish especially!

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1. Re: Seafood in the South

There is a very good, but simple, takeaway food shack just as you head in to Bluff, operated by one of the oyster companies - they do very good oysters (as would be expected) and blue cod. We also had a surprisingly good feed of blue cod in the Waiau Hotel in Tuatapere (it is on the way) and have always had the same at the Otautau Hotel (it is just off your way). Muttonbirds might be a bit harder to find on the menu - I can't think of anywhere off-hand to get them.

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2. Re: Seafood in the South

I won't eat Sooty Shearwater, their numbers are in serious decline around the world - not helped by those wading through the nesting colonies in the dark and bashing the defenceless birds over the head.

terranature.org/sootyShearwaterMigration.htm

yes I eat meat - but I do have my limits.

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4. Re: Seafood in the South

Not aware that muttonbird is endangered species Sooty Shearwater, Coaster2 recommended this thus we thought it's a fairly common delicacy in NZ. Thanks for preventing us from becoming culprits for its possible extinction! And I just realised that I've made a big mistake putting it as "muttonfish"...OMG...LOL..

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5. Re: Seafood in the South

There is a limited season during which muttonbird can be caught (by Maori only) - from April to May, in order to provide protection against extinction. They do show up in local supermarkets during that time, and are very much an acquired taste (and require careful cooking) - I'd say it is about 40 years since I actually ate any.

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6. Re: Seafood in the South

Kings restaurant in Tay Sy Invercargill menumania.co.nz/restaurants/hms-kings-restau…

One of my favourites in Invercargill

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7. Re: Seafood in the South

Nz Barry many thanks for your very helpful info. We will travel to Dunedin from Christchurch prior to the South, perhaps you could also give us some tips on Dunedin?

Coaster2, thanks for the link! Will check it out.

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