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Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

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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“feed the fish” (40 reviews)
“trout” (75 reviews)
“pancakes” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a delightful winter's afternoon here as a family. First we had lunch at the cafe which was simple but nice (mainly savoury and sweet pancakes on the menu). Then we enjoyed strolling amongst the beautiful gardens, feeding the huge fish in the various...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: The ponds and the salmon are really cool- great for families and kids. Loved the albino trout. It's good fun feeding the fish. Cons: The restaurant was overpriced and the salmon pancake was pretty ordinary. $50 for two ppl for some very ordinary pancakes...More

Thank MikeTL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down from Launceston specially to visit this since my 5 year old enjoys feeding fishes a lot. Admission fees is bought at the entrance where the cafe is at. You can buy the fish feed at $2 inside. Few ponds for you to...More

Thank ssmilezz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pancakes at the restaurant. Highly recommended. Strolled around the grounds, feeding the fish and then the proprietor said a platypus had swum up the creek to the ponds. We saw the elusive platypus not once but twice. A real treat 😀

Thank KathrynR1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here some fourteen years ago and had to come back to see it again. We love setting and it's expanded from what I remember a picturesque setting along the river where you can see fish rise if you're quiet enough. The staff are...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Crispforest
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Carolina J
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...More

1  Thank Sherpa123
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...More

1  Thank Glenn L
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...More

1  Thank 13out
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