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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  • October 4, 2017
    Out visit was mainly to have pancakes for breakfast (two hungry kids) so arrived about 9.30. The centre was open but the restaurant doesn't open until 10.00 so we had a walk around. We almost had the ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Salmon Ponds is a family friendly destination. Great eats on offer. Plenty of room to wander, ponder, relax and have fun together feeding those amazing fish!  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Huge fish to feed. Great prices, especially for a family and everyone had smiles. Beautiful grounds to relax in and watch others feed the fish.  more »

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