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Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

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Address: 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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Historic trout hatchery

The trout hatchery is an interesting place to visit while in the New Norfolk area. It provides the history of how the first hatchery was created and the difficulties encountered... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
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Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salmon Ponds is one of these places that you have to go at least once. With the best pancakes in town, and a unique opportunity to feed salmon and trout, as well as a chance to catch the platypus in the river at dusk or dawn.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely not a must but we enjoyed a yummy lunch that involved salmon and had a great dessert. Awesome service!

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1 Thank Carolina J
Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A beautiful place to walk around and take in the magnificent gardens and ponds. Plenty of Rainbow Trout and salmon to see and you can also feed them. The grounds are flat enough for people who have a mobility issue and ideal for wheelchairs. As the grounds are quite small it's easy to get around in a short space of... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

On the road to Mt Field National Park, this is a pleasant stop over. Entry to the ponds is a tad expensive for what was on offer, but you can see enough from the restaurant.They serve savoury as well as sweet panckes from $8-20. My wife and I had salmon and camembert with salad and it was excellent as was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The trout hatchery is an interesting place to visit while in the New Norfolk area. It provides the history of how the first hatchery was created and the difficulties encountered in doing this. There are also several species of trout and salmon in ponds and they are very responsive to feeding. There is a house with a great deal of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great little stop to take a wander around the salmon ponds and feed the fish. Very relaxing grounds and interesting museums to browse. There is also a bountiful chestnut tree just behind the museum if you want to pocket a couple to roast later... just watch your head.

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Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

An excellent destination, in immaculately kept grounds. It's very interesting to see how the salmon are brought and hatched and released back into the system. The inland rivers Ranger was very helpful in explaining the entire process. Recommend spending a couple of dollars to watch the trout go nuts over a little bit of feed. Recommend as a must stop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

For a pleasant stopover in very nice grounds this is worth the $8 it costs to see a bunch of different fish swimming in various ponds. Not one of the great tourist attractions of all times but if you are killing time in New Norfolk then worth a visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Salmon Ponds turned out to be a good stop over with our drive from Hobart to Mt Field Nat'l Park. It's a good place to stretch your legs and take a morning tea or lunch break. Admission charge is $8/per adult. The restaurant serves up pancakes / crepes which includes choices for smoked salmon dishes. While strolling around, you... More 

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Sunshine Coast Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Salmon Ponds is an excellent tourist attraction, many salmon ponds with various species a nice riverside walk and historic buildings with much information. We lunched here, it was a little pricey also an entry fee was required for you to visit the "ponds" but we think it was worthwhile, if you are thinking of having a meal there it... More 

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