Upper South Island and the West Coast Restaurants



The Naked Possum

The Naked Possum Review

If you don't feel like you've quite hit the heart of backcountry Golden Bay then this place should do it. Here you can sit on the veranda and look across forest-clad hills, or down by the huge outdoor fire if there's a chill about. The well-presented food has a definite wild edge to it—wild game pies, open game meat sandwiches (Thar, anyone?), goat curries, wild pork pies, special steak nights and a weekend Farmer's Brunch (venison sausage, cured bacon, and much more). Fresh garden salads and local beers and wines are also on the menu. Slow dining is encouraged, so you can soak up the country ambience! There's also a pleasant bushwalk (40 minutes return to old gold workings along the start of the Kaituna Track, which continues for 8 hours to Westhaven Inlet), plus an on-site tannery and possum product retail shop. Huge personality here!

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Updated: 02-24-2014

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