Eat and drink
We have your ultimate guide to the culinary delights awaiting you along the picturesque Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. As you pedal your way through stunning landscapes and charming towns, take a moment to refuel and indulge in the local food and drink scene. There are a diverse range of establishments along the trail, ranging from cozy cafes serving freshly brewed coffee to gourmet restaurants showcasing the region's finest produce. Whether you crave hearty meals, refreshing beverages, or sweet treats, this page is your go-to resource for discovering the perfect dining and drinking spots to enhance your cycling adventure.
Real NZ – Gourmet BBQ
Fuel up before or after your cycle and treat yourself to the gourmet flavours of the BBQ lunch or dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant. Relax in charming historic rooms in the heart of the homestead at Walter Peak. Choose from an expansive array of New Zealand and local produce, from meats cooked on an […]
Four Square Lumsden
Our country Four Square Lumsden offers a wide variety of food, beer & wine, fresh produce, and fresh meat. Also including in-store from our registered kitchen, daily made fresh sandwiches, hot pies and cooked chicken with a variety of food-to-go meals. We also cater for lunches on the go – just phone through your order. […]
Athol shop is a locally owned and operated Cafe/General Store/Bar and Barbecue restaurant serving breakfast, world-famous Hoagie sandwiches all day and epic low and slow barbecue dinners at night. We also source as much produce from local suppliers, such as Welcome Rock Gardens in Garston and Wilderness Valley farms just out of Te Anau. We […]
Real NZ – TSS Earnslaw
Your bike trail ‘Around the Mountains’ won’t be complete without a steamship journey on the TSS Earnslaw. An iconic Queenstown experience, this vintage vessel plays an integral role in the town’s history and will drop you right at Walter Peak High Country Farm. To make your experience go the extra mile, you have the option […]
Route 6 Café
In the heart of Lumsden, you will find Route 6 Café, our modern 1950’s themed Americana Cafe … with a kiwiana touch! We have become world-renowned for our great burgers, our locally roasted coffee and our extensive gluten-free offering. Whether you are after a staple Southland Cheese roll, some Stewart Island blue cod or a […]
Located on the main street of Lumsden the fully renovated Lumsden Hotel provides old-world country hospitality with spotless, airy rooms, a generous guest lounge, a warm and welcoming bar and a large relaxing garden. Great food is available from our kitchen at almost any hour and picnic lunches can be provided. Only an hour by […]
Mossburn Railway Hotel
Mossburn Railway Hotel is a piece of New Zealand history, built in 1922 in the heart of Southland. Our hotel dates back to 1886 and has a colourful history as a local pub. Located on the main road between Queenstown and Te Anau, we offer a formal dining area, a friendly bar and a lovely […]
Kingston Corner shop and cafe
Located on the SH6 a perfect stop for hot and cold food, coffee, groceries and liquor store with ample parking. Free Wi-Fi and charging station.
Five Rivers Café
Located just 14km from Lumsden, sits the iconic Five Rivers Café. It’s the perfect stop for lunch, delicious coffee or a homemade muffin or scone. The café itself offers stunning scenic views of the mountains, especially from the garden area or beside the roaring fire in winter. With a unique atmosphere, it’s a great option […]
The Coffee Bomb
The Coffee Bomb in Garston is New Zealand’s most inland food truck, serving the finest coffee, freshly roasted in Southland, and an array of fresh sandwiches, slices and cakes. A great little spot to stop on your Southland travels.
ROAR Coffee Roasters
Welcoming you to ROAR Coffee Roaster HQ & Depot in the heart of Northern Southland. Come and see where Southland’s favourite coffee is roasted and visit our on-site Café ROASTED x TOASTED – serving Southland’s favourite coffee. Try our famous toasted sandwiches plus much more. Our small shop stocks some of New Zealand’s greatest artisan […]
Dome Cafe offers great food, lovely coffee and friendly staff. A small family run cafe, with all food made onsite. We can cater for individual dietary requirements and packed lunches.
Kingston Flyer Café and Bar
Situated in the historic Kingston Railway Station on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the Kingston Flyer Café & Bar is a wonderful place to unwind and relax after your journey around the mountains. Treat yourself to a delicious meal or a drink – you deserve it. We look forward to seeing you, opening times are […]
Bracken Hall is a cafe and gift shop situated on the main street of Mossburn. It is a popular stopover for travellers between Queenstown and Te Anau and also cyclists on the Around The Mountains Cycle Trail. We are open seven days from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm during the summer months of October to […]
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the picturesque wilderness of southern New Zealand with the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail! This unique trail takes you from the bustling energy of Queenstown to serene agricultural landscapes of Southland, showcasing a range of contrasts.
Cyclists of all levels will be thrilled with the diverse experience offered on this 186km trail, which can be tackled in either direction, starting from Kingston or Walter Peak. Take your time and enjoy the journey at a leisurely pace, it’s an easy trail to conquer!
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