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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  • Visited Salmon Ponds in Plenty and enjoyed a plentiful savoury pancake at the restaurant. Salmon Ponds is a nice place to take kids in to feed the trouts and have a peaceful walk along the river or...  more »
  • As a group of three friends, we stopped in at the Salmon Ponds on a drive from Hobart to Strahan. A great stop over to stretch the legs, enjoy the beautiful grounds and a good cafe there too. Well...  more »
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