Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

(3.8/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
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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  • The Salmon Ponds were a pleasant surprise. I visited the ponds with my teenage children and parents without high expectations but found that we all enjoyed the experience. We loved the displays and ol...  more »
  • We came across this site and was blown away by the beautiful gardens - the history museum and the tranquillity of the place. there is also a lovely coffee shop and lots of information. Would definitel...  more »
  • We are surprised that despite surrounding area are grass field but this place have huge and matured trees. Lots of fish of course =)  more »