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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  • We'd been told about the place so dropped in to see what it was like. The ponds date back to the 19th C and there are interpretive signs about to explain the background and history of the various pond...  more »
  • What an amazing, different place! Salmon Ponds Hatchery constructed in the 1800’s. Beautiful grounds with majestic trees, individually named, salmon in ponds that enjoy bring fed the pellets available...  more »
  • Got some great shots and had a lovely meal at the Salmon Ponds. I highly recommend this place on your visit to Tasmania.  more »
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