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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  • I came here with family and friends and brought a lovely picnic to share by the ponds. It's nice walking around and it's fun feeding the fish who are certainly not shy!  more »
  • After dining in the lovely cafe on yummy pancakes we were replete when we set out to explore the tranquil Salmon Ponds grounds. It seems that the fish were still hungry though. On throwing some of the...  more »

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