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Around the Mountains Cycling


Highway Café 

Delicious options to dine-in or takeaway, with licensed dining and an off-license too. Plenty of tourist information available & a wonderful selection of NZ-made crafts/gifts as well as basic supplies. Cosy warm fire & friendly service all add to your Highway Cafe experience.

Ph +64 3 248 8859

4 Athol-Garston Highway, Athol

The Brown Trout Cafe

A friendly, family-owned stop off along the Around the Mountains Cycle trail, the Brown Trout Cafe offers a range of cuisines for both dine-in and take-away. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee there's something bound to appease your appetite. A great spot to grab a local fly fishing update also!

Phone: +64 3 248 8847

1158 Athol-Garston Highway, Athol


The Vege Shop

The Vege Shed is an on-farm store, from which  meat and produce is sold. Lovingly restored from a 100 year old woolshed, the Vege Shed is full of rustic charm reminiscent of the old world values which guide our national farming methods. Inside The Vege Shed you'll find a range of locally grown fruit and vegetables (many of these cultivated on their own property), along with their famous free range eggs, honey and, of course, Athol Valley Meat products.

There is also an excellent range of quality preserves, dairy products and other packaged food produced by boutique New Zealand companies who share our traditional values. They also have a range of unique giftware - from sheepskin baby ugg-booties to kitsch retro picnic mugs. Enjoy a slice of rural life with Steve the scarecrow, the chickens and their friendly mini-schnauzer terrier Bart. !

Open six days a week; Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5.30pm and Sunday

Ph 03 248 8833

85 Athol - Five Rivers Highway

Outside Sports
9 Shotover Street, Queenstown

Around the Mountains Cycling