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Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

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Plenty, Tasmania, Australia 70 Salmon Ponds Rd | Take the A10 and B62 north out of Hobart, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
+61 3 6261 5663
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“feed the fish” (40 reviews)
“trout” (83 reviews)
“pancakes” (74 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plenty, Tasmania, Australia 70 Salmon Ponds Rd | Take the A10 and B62 north out of Hobart, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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+61 3 6261 5663
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It was suggested to my by the lady at Derwent winery as she had been told about by previous visitors and I am pleased I made the detour as I spent a very peaceful, interesting and informative couple of hours wandering around. You can feed...More

Thank judy832016
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit for young and old. Wander around the beautiful gardens, feed the fish, look at some local history. You may even see the resident platypus. Coffee is good too!

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't have anything organised for today and so decided to drive to New Norfolk. Not the tourist gem that Richmond is, but had some interesting antique shops and cafe. Nice man at the tourist info centre suggested the Salmon Ponds for lunch and then drive...More

1  Thank ellen P
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The salmon ponds are surrounded by a collection of fabulous trees. This was a lovely surprise. Buy some fish food and feed the fish. The size of the fish and their attempts to eat all the food you've thrown in will amaze you. Some of...More

2  Thank lgecc
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First off I appreciated the attention paid to the ancient trees, the brochure provided (just a couple of spelling errors) and the individual tree labels with their Latin names. Historical info was a revelation, had no idea how innovative they were back in the 1800's...More

Thank raffles123
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Salmon Ponds today for a friend catchup lunch, pancakes were delicious, both sweet and savoury. Lots of people around, big fish to see, great little out of town spot.

Thank Gabby C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was lucky enough to be taken on occasion to the Salmon Ponds as a kid, and recently I had the chance to visit again. It's certainly a great little spot and they seem to have expanded since I last visited which is nice. The...More

Thank Jono F
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A great spot to visit especially if you are interested in the history of how trout were introduced into Australia.

Thank Gavin68
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a great place to come and just walk around or feed the masses of different types of fish. If you're lucky you'll also see the resident duck billed platypus. Take a picnic if you like, but if you enjoy pancakes, don't miss the...More

1  Thank Ian O
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Kids loved feeding the fish, parents loved the museum and history of trout and salmon in Tasmania. lovely gardens and river view. We weren't lucky enough to see the resident platypus.

1  Thank mum3561
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