Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk
(3.7/5 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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  • being a city dweller, I found this little piece of paradise 3 years ago when I first visited Tasmania, and was most delighted to be able to visit it again last week. I love the salmon ponds (and seein...  more »
  • The cafe adjoining the heritage centre provides light lunches and beverages. Meals are pre-made and choice is limited. For example you may not like capsicum, onion and cucumber! It did however have ni...  more »
  • Found this by accident lovely series of ponds where for a couole of dollars you can feed different types of trout as well as salmon and if you are extremely lucky also see a platypus [we were not so l...  more »