WEST COAST, NEW ZEALAND
Sitting pretty between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island, the West Coast is a land of untamed beauty and even better food. Drive down the 600km coastline and be treated to native whitebait patties, smoked salmon and venison, plus wild deer and boar for the more adventurous foodies.
Set up camp at the secluded Rimu Lodge ( rimulodge. co.nz) and you’ll be surrounded by farmland, the roaring Hokitika River and the region’s best freshwater fishing spots.
If you only have a few days on the West Coast, be sure to visit the Salmon Farm & Cafe ( salmonfarm.co.nz) in Paringa. Perched above a pond, the restaurant provides a true farm-to-table experience.