Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

Categories: Bodies of Water, Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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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  • A great spot to visit especially if you are interested in the history of how trout were introduced into Australia. 
  • My husband and I were driving on our way to the Russell Falls when we saw a sign for the Salmon Ponds and decided to give it a look. We were not disappointed!! One of the best experiences we have had ...  read more »
  • This is a great place to come and just walk around or feed the masses of different types of fish. If you're lucky you'll also see the resident duck billed platypus. Take a picnic if you like, but if y...  read more »
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