Paddock to Plate

Our lush, rich soils in Southland provide an abundance of local seasonal food. Many cafes and restaurants make a conscious effort to support local businesses while also reducing their food milage, creating dishes that are fresh but also sustainably produced. Can you taste the difference? Swedes, oats, venison and, of course, lamb are staples to look out for, whilst the infamous Hokonui Moonshine should not be missed. Connect with our paddock-to-plate experiences via 'pick your own' options, farm visits, roadside stalls, local restaurants, farmers' markets and products from our artisan producers.

Find out more about agritourism in Southland here.