Back in 2021, we brought you the news that Lake Dunstan was home to New Zealand’s first-ever floating burger bar. Curated by the same folks behind Coffee Afloat.
Burger Afloat is an exciting eatery located midway on the 53km Lake Dunstan Cycle & Walking Trail in Central Otago, right next to its sister Coffee Afloat.
Perfect for adventurists, they serve refreshing barista coffees, ice cream, bakery goods and much more. Consequently, if you ever find yourself at Lake Dunstan, you’ll be treated to the best of both worlds on your adventure.
Expect scrumptious award-winning burgers with a brioche bun, topped with local ingredients like lettuce, pinot picked onions, swiss cheese, slow smoked bacon, apricot relish, to name a few. Indeed, it’s a fantastic boost midway through your journey. Additionally, don’t forget about the Maori history, culture, vineyards and more to appreciate along the way.
Admirably, the brains behind both ventures are friendly locals, Richard and Jolanda Foale. They have been providing walkers and cyclists with a much-needed caffeine boost on the trail for some time now.
As indicated, the floating burger bar is a five hour drive from Christchurch so best to schedule it into a weekend trip away on the South Island. For more information, visit the Coffee Afloat website. Alternatively, check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.
📍 Cromwell Gorge, Cromwell 9310, South Island, New Zealand