Townships in the district are dotted with friendly country cafes serving up delicious meals to visitors and locals alike. The lush farmland and rugged mountains of the region produce some of the best “wild food” in Southland.
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13 Diana Street, Lumsden
Open 7 days a week providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry travellers and locals alike, with great takeaway lunch options and a varied menu.
16 York Street, Mossburn
This Hotel offers not only accommodation but also a bar, restaurant and true southern atmosphere!
Pubs & Bars
38 Blaydon Street, Waikaia
The Waikaia Commercial Hotel is a very unpretentious pub, established in 1881.
1 Kent Street, Kingston
A warm, friendly Cafe and Bar with a wide variety of homemade dine in and takeaway options.
22 Diana Street, Lumsden
A modern 1950's themed Americana cafe, with great burgers, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options, friendly staff, and a unique talking point...
8 Garston-Athol Highway, Garston
An iconic hotel with bar/lounge facilities and accommodation offering including free WiFi, in Garston.
6 Diana Street, Lumsden
Built in 1875, this old, grand hotel offers comfortable accommodation, a welcoming bar, a fantastic dining menu, and old-world country hospitality.
84 Queen Street, Balfour
This tavern offers a bar for drinks and dining, modern, comfortable, and accessible motel accommodation, and campervan power points.
1963 Mossburn-Five Rivers Road, Five Rivers
A rural cafe, bar, art gallery and farmyard, located on a popular tourist route half-way between Queenstown, Invercargill and Milford Sound.