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Things to do in Fairlie

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
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“SERIOUSLY! You have to stop here and grab yourself a Fairlie bakery pie...and if you still have room...one of their Cronut/Doughnuts. You won't be disappointed. Just be prepared for a little wait to be served as the word is out and they're very very popular!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“A tasty spot with a fantastic atmosphere, great pizzas and a fantastic drinks menu. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Best kept secret for superb skiing in the Mackenzie district - and the entrance to the skifield access road is just 10 minutes drive along SH8. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local family run restaurant, open for dinner offering traditional Kiwi meals.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The superb local skifield. Caters for all abilities, especially great for the beginner with wide open spaces. Very physical as quite old and traditional with T-bars etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool little country pub in the area. They make delicious food. Booking a table is recommended as it can be booked out very quickly.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Hidden away in the South Island's Fairlie Basin, Lake Opuha is a man made lake built with the purpose of acting as a irrigation reservoir. The lake is also a great source of recreation with wonderful fishing, boating and water skiing opportunities. It has a walking track around the perimeter and has lots of birdlife and photo opportunities.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great coffee, warm atmosphere - nice big log fire! Upstairs has fantastic views to the mountains.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“A fascinating local heritage museum reflecting the bygone days of life in rural New Zealand. A cafe is also on site, serving fresh food and a range of home baked cakes and seasonal specialities to enjoy there, take home or as gifts.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“If you want a real local pub experience, with great food and a chance to chat to the locals.. try this Country Pub... and its less than 5min drive from our front door.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“A good place for a quiet drink and some wholesome food after a day in the sun (or the snow).”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“The Gladstone Hotel is Fairlie's Local Pub. Kitchen is open Monday to Sunday from 5pm to 9pm. Karen and Rodney will make you feel very welcome along with all the other staff. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“The Farm Barn Cafe make delicious coffee and home cooking. The atmosphere is warm and the staff are ever so bubbly. They also have the best view of the hills and an awesome giftware shop with a wide variety of must haves! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Pop in to the Pleasant Point Pub for a great meal either in the restaurant or bar. Great local atmosphere and reasonably priced. Sometimes they have live music playing here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful food, delightful service, fairlie museum is a must see if your interested in the history of the MacKenzie ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A local family run restaurant, open for dinner offering traditional Kiwi meals.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“If you want a real local pub experience, with great food and a chance to chat to the locals.. try this Country Pub... and its less than 5min drive from our front door.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“A good place for a quiet drink and some wholesome food after a day in the sun (or the snow).”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Pop in to the Pleasant Point Pub for a great meal either in the restaurant or bar. Great local atmosphere and reasonably priced. Sometimes they have live music playing here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends

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