Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk
(3.8/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Didn't have anything organised for today and so decided to drive to New Norfolk. Not the tourist gem that Richmond is, but had some interesting antique shops and cafe. Nice man at the tourist info cen...  more »
  • The salmon ponds are surrounded by a collection of fabulous trees. This was a lovely surprise. Buy some fish food and feed the fish. The size of the fish and their attempts to eat all the food you've ...  more »
  • First off I appreciated the attention paid to the ancient trees, the brochure provided (just a couple of spelling errors) and the individual tree labels with their Latin names. Historical info was a r...  more »