Cradled in the shadows of the Southern Alps is a network of waterways connecting Lakes Tekapo, Pukaki and Benmore. These lakes support New Zealand’s largest renewable hydro scheme, harnessing millions of gallons of free flowing, pure glacial water.
It’s in this unique landscape that Mt Cook Alpine Salmon operates a hatchery, three farms and a nearby purpose built processing plant.
It took a pioneering spirit to start a salmon farm in this remote location. The winters are freezing and the nearest city is hours away. But in twenty years we’ve learned a lot – how to harmonise with Nature and deal with the harsh conditions.
It’s not the easiest workplace, but it’s here that Nature provides ideal growing conditions for Freshwater King Salmon.