Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, New Norfolk

3.8
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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  • A lovely tranquil setting amongst beautiful trees. Many natural salmon filled ponds. Great to spend an hour or so meandering through the gardens. The fish always welcome a feed. Interesting...  more »
  • The ponds was established in the late 1800's and was the first introduction of Salmon and trout to australia. The Ponds are well kept, full of fish and they seem to be always hungry. Very active and.....  more »
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