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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  • On the road to Mt Field National Park, this is a pleasant stop over. Entry to the ponds is a tad expensive for what was on offer, but you can see enough from the restaurant.They serve savoury as well ...  more »
  • The trout hatchery is an interesting place to visit while in the New Norfolk area. It provides the history of how the first hatchery was created and the difficulties encountered in doing this. There a...  more »
  • This is a great little stop to take a wander around the salmon ponds and feed the fish. Very relaxing grounds and interesting museums to browse. There is also a bountiful chestnut tree just behind the...  more »