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 a part of your New Norfolk vacation plans using our New Norfolk itinerary planner.
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  • This is a lovely little spot just outside of New Norfolk. The pancakes/crepes are quite good - a little pricey but not too unreasonable. The dessert pancakes are significantly cheaper. The service is ...  more »
  • We spent 3 fantastic hours on a winter's day at the Salmon Ponds and had the best time! Being in the middle of winter, there were hardly any people there and we had easy access to all the ponds, museu...  more »
  • For a Salmon farm I would have expected more Salmon Items on the Menu. i had the pate which did not taste like Salmon at all ! $8 just to go see the pond and an other $2 to feed the fishes really ?? I...  more »

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