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Nov 21, 2010 04:01 AM

Oamaru, Dunedin, Te Anau

Hey all,

We (7 of us) will be in the above areas Dec/January of this year & I'm wondering about farmer's markets, good grocery stores, restaurant recs, etc.

Thank you!

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  1. I was recently in all of these places and have a few ideas.

    Oamaru is small and doesn't have a lot but 30 minutes away is Moeraki (even smaller) where you will find Fleur's Place. This is pretty much a must visit restaurant with some great cooking built around fantastic local product.

    I was only in Dunedin for a night so my experience is limited but if you want a nice pub to spend a few hours in the evening Albar near the Octagon was great with good beer and decent small plates available.

    Te Anau is awful for food. It's basically a stopping off point for Milford Sound and I think you are better off spending more time in Queenstown and doing a day trip (by coach) to Milford Sound rather than spending time in Te Anau.

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    1. re: dgilks

      There are reasons to stay in Te Anau besides restaurants. Just stop at the grocery store on your way into town.

      1. re: Windy

        I wasn't just commenting on the restaurants. To be fair, I was there in winter but I think that Te Anau had a lot to offer in terms of anything and certainly there is more in Queenstown.

        1. re: dgilks

          The Portside in Oamaru is definitely worth the visit. It's next to the penguin exhibit but don't let that throw you. The food and service during our visit two weeks ago was superb.