Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

(3.8/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Great place to bring kids to Salmon Ponds. This is an well educational tour for kids to learn about the nature! 
  • During our holiday in Tasmania, we decided to call into Salmon Ponds. What a surprise! Set in magnificent gardens, you can walk through the grounds and totally relax. Your decision to either bring you...  more »
  • A very reasonable entry fee for wandering through the fish ponds, well maintained lawns, magnificent trees and fishing museum. As a non fisherperson I was intrigued by the story of how they got the fi...  more »