Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

3.8
#2 of 14 in Things to do in New Norfolk
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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  • We stopped here as a group of 8. Beautiful food and very good coffee. Lovely friendly service. The gardens are just beautiful. Fish are amazing . Highly recommend it  more »
  • We stopped here on a return Hobart to Russell Falls drive... $8 per adult is a minimal fee to pay for this location... Lots of ponds filled with salmon and trout species... there is a vending machine ...  more »
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