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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  • I do not think, this pool collection is worth the entrance fee. If you arrive after 5 pm, one could sneak in for free  more »
  • My husband was very keen to visit Salmon Ponds as he is keen on fishing and the history of such. I wasn’t thrilled but have to admit I enjoyed it. Feed the fish, walk the grounds and absorb the histor...  more »
  • Viewing the trout (not Salmon) was underwhelming, but the pancake in the adjoining cafe was really excellent.  more »
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