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 part of your personalized New Norfolk itinerary using our New Norfolk sightseeing planning app .
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  • This is a nice place for little kids to feed the fish - my 4 year old nephew had a ball. However, that’s where it stops. Customer service was non-existent, the girl at the counter either didn’t know a...  more »
  • Great place to visit if interested in fish or even just a relaxing time. My sister was awe struck at the size of the salmon and trout. You can also purchase cups of feed pellets for the fish. Lovely s...  more »
  • From the outside Salmon Ponds looks very ordinary but after walking through the front door things change drastically. I really enjoyed walking through the grounds and past all the salmon and trout pon...  more »

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