Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

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Despite its name, Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens serves as a trout hatchery, the oldest one in the Southern Hemisphere actually. The lovely historic buildings reside within a 19th-century English-style landscape. The ponds are stocked with rainbow and tiger trout and, true to the venue's name, Atlantic salmon. Some of the fish weigh up to 8 kg (17 lbs). Watch as the fish splash around the pond and compete for fish food. Follow the Riverside Walk between 140-year-old trees and exotic plants to reach The Sanctuary fishing shack. There’s a Pancakes by the Pond restaurant serving savory and sweet European crepes. Make Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens a part of your New Norfolk vacation plans using our New Norfolk itinerary planner.
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  • Pros: The ponds and the salmon are really cool- great for families and kids. Loved the albino trout. It's good fun feeding the fish. Cons: The restaurant was overpriced and the salmon pancake was pret...  more »
  • We drove down from Launceston specially to visit this since my 5 year old enjoys feeding fishes a lot. Admission fees is bought at the entrance where the cafe is at. You can buy the fish feed at $2 in...  more »
  • Lovely pancakes at the restaurant. Highly recommended. Strolled around the grounds, feeding the fish and then the proprietor said a platypus had swum up the creek to the ponds. We saw the elusive plat...  more »