Visitor information

Click the headings below for our visitor information including prices, opening hours, services, facilities and frequently asked questions.

Opening hours (Open 7 days Year Round)


September - May

9:00am to 5:00pm

last admissions at 4:30pm


Boxing Day to 16 January

9:00am to 6:00pm

last admissions at 5:00pm


May - September

9:00am - 4:30pm

last admissions at 4:00pm











Open daily 7 days year round

We are not open on Christmas Day - December 25 -

Anzac Day April 25 open from 1.00 - 4:30pm


Salmon Fishing

Salmon per kg of catch

Fish cleaning service is included




Hot smoking your own catch served in a pizza box with forks to have on site or take away:

Your first fish

Each one after




Sashimi (own catch) finely sliced salmon served with wasabi, soy sauce and chopsticks:

One fillet

Whole fish




Salmon cafe Menu - click here -

Getting to Anatoki & Parking

Getting there from Motueka

The Anatoki Salmon Farm is easy to find. Follow road signs to Motueka, a town close to Nelson. From there it's only a 50 minute drive to Takaka.
1 km before entering Takaka, on state highway 60, you turn left onto "Long Plain Road" (see brown road sign). From there follow "Anatoki Salmon" signage for about 5.5km till you arrive at the farm. Parking is free.

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230 McCallum Road, Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand

For exact location See Google maps in footer of this page


Free parking available. Disabled parking available (follow signage)
Self-contained campers-vans are more than welcome to stay overnight free of charge in our car park.

Expected fish sizes per month on average


Expected Sizes


900-1200 grams


1100-1300 grams


1200-1350 grams


1250-1400 grams


1300- 1350 grams


1300-1450 grams


1400 -1600grams


700-1500 grams


800-1450 grams


1000-1300 grams




1200-2000 grams


Contact Anatoki

Freephone: 0800 262 865

Phone: 03 525 7251 (9am - 4:30pm)


Address: 230 McCallum Road, Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand

Free Wifi

Connect with the world. Free Wifi at Anatoki salmon. Catch a salmon (a big one), take a picture and share it with your friends!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Contact us anytime: 0800 262865

Do I have to make a reservation?
No, you do not have to make a booking.

When are you open?
Open 7 days year round from 9am. Go to the first heading on this page for the exact opening hours.

Where are you located?
230 McCallum Road, Takaka, Golden Bay South Island. Just follow the brown road signs and Anatoki Salmon sign posts.

How can I contact Anatoki Salmon?
Call our free phone number: 0800 262 865 or send an e-mail to

What does the fishing experience cost me?
The entry, the use of fishing gear and the cleaning of the fish are free of charge. You only pay $22.00 per kg of catch. Hot smoking and Sashimi is extra 

What do we need to bring?
Nothing except from sun screen, sandfly spray perhaps and warm outdoor clothing when chilly. The fishing equipment is provided. You are not allowed to use your own fishing rod (risk of didymo).

I have never fished before, is that ok?
No experience is necessary. We'll explain how to use the gear, and with your own luck, you'll be guaranteed success.

I'm travelling. Is there a way to preserve my catch to eat later?
There are several options available to preserve your catch such as: ice, vac packs and chilly bins. - Go to packaging options -

How long does the fish keep for?
Fresh fish in the fridge for 3-5 days and that's the same for smoked fish. Vacuum packing can extend the life of hot smoked fish.

Where may I read more about the Golden Bay?
There is a lot to do and see in Golden Bay. Go to

Where can I buy Anatoki Salmon?
If you're not able to visit Golden Bay you can buy it directly from our web shop.

I'm in a wheelchair can I still catch a salmon?
Of course. There is disabled parking beside the cafe and the fishing lake is highly accessible.

Groups and Tours

Everything is possible! Fishing, lunch or just coffee with cake and a guided tour.


Salmon Fishing - Click here - 

Lunch Menu - Click here -

Salmon Farm Tour with coffee/tea and an honey walnut slice for only $10.00 p.p. (booking is essential)


 Please contact us for more information or book email . 


Overnight Parking (POP)

Visitors with self-contained campervans are welcome to stay at our parking free of charge of course and no longer than two nights.

Native Parks

Salmon Fishing

Catch the big one! No experience required.

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Eat your catch

hot smoked with fries and salad or eat it raw "sashimi style"

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Take away

Packaging options for the ride home and beyond

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