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New Title: Rakaia Salmon Statue with playground

We didn't visit "Salmon World" it's closed but stopped for a toilet break. The statue is still... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
NahNahGo
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Brisbane, Australia
Hmmmmmmmm

Coffee was great, well done. Cheese Mousetrap was delicious right up to the point that I found a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
SamS7221
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  • Excellent20%
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  • Average30%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
18 Jul 2018
“New Title: Rakaia Salmon Statue with playground”
14 Jul 2018
“Hmmmmmmmm”
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Salmon World is in Rakaia, the Salmon Capital of New Zealand, next to the beautiful Rakaia River. The unique Salmon Tales building, shaped like a Salmon, is situated right next to the world famous Giant Salmon on the side of State Highway One, only...more
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9 Railway Terrace East, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
+64 3-302 7858
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2012

The staff are really friendly and the lunch menu is very affordable this was my second visit and I will go again

1  Thank Yvonne H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We popped in to Salmon World on our way to Geraldine expecting it to take at least an hour or so to break up our journey from Christchurch. Had two children with us - one nearly two and one nearly four. It is $20 for...More

7  Thank Jane H
Management response:Responded 25 June 2012

I believe you are understating the time it takes to go through our aquarium, we have a large amount of signage in the aquarium and two photo videos to watch. The aquarium follows the Rakaia gorge with rock pools and a beautiful mural on the...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

We didn't visit "Salmon World" it's closed but stopped for a toilet break. The statue is still there and still great for photos. What made our dash for (including) is the playground in the park. Good old traditional long swing and slides with new barrel...More

Thank NahNahGo
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Coffee was great, well done. Cheese Mousetrap was delicious right up to the point that I found a hair in it. The young lady apologised and offered something else as they didn't have another in the cabinet or another coffee, but not a refund.

Thank SamS7221
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Ordered two green teas cost $8.40 and the girl came out with tiny cups, so I politely asked for bigger cups for the amount I paid so she did and that was awesome. She took 10mins to make 2 more teas (I work in hospo...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Salmon World is just about the only tourist thing to do in Rakaia, although the playground in the park accross the street is good, too.

Thank TiffanyC2691
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Staff didn’t seem happy to serve us. People smoking in outdoor area and smoke blowing indoors. Average food. Nothing to do with actual salmon.

Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It just a cafe with a view of salmon statue It has information booth that helps Food is good with clean toilet

Thank SolidDynamics
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and food here. Would definitely recommend the bacon and egg panini. Friendly staff too which was great :)

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the displays as well as cafe with wifi! The place also has a big a very good information kiosk.

Thank Doyle C
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Salmon World?! What a joke. Take the signs down people!!!! It's a cafe and a gift shop only. Huge disappointment after a long drive. Want a Salmon experience and education - it's not here!!

5  Thank AndrewC7907
Reviewed 19 November 2016

a friend and I called in for lunch after going for a drive and I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

Thank Leanne W
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