Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Wayne N
    Sydney, Australia2,023 contributions
    Nice stroll through history
    I quite enjoyed the stroll around Salmon Ponds. A lot of history, ponds and museum. Kids can feed the fish, cafe which specialises in pancakes both sweet and savoury. Small entry fee. Bathrooms available.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Gwen008
    Perth, Australia345 contributions
    Interesting and pleasant place to visit
    This was a great morning tea stop en route Hobart to Mt Field. We enjoyed wandering around the salmon ponds feeding the fish and learning about the history of the hatchery. Young children do need to be watched as they could fall into the water but generally it is a safe area. There's a very nice cafe which serves pancakes- a popular choice for customers.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Mark_m10778
    Sydney, Australia90 contributions
    Lovely Gardens to walk around amonst the Salmon and Trout ponds. Riverside walk excellent.
    Calming Gardens with some lovely large trees. We enjoyed a quiet walk around (after the bus went) exploring the easy to walk paths alongside the 6 Ponds that had some large Salmon and trout. Feeding the fish was also a treat. A walk on the riverside walk along the Plenty River was also flat and easy for us oldies. Gardens / Trees / Lawns very well maintained.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Ri Ri Springbett
    Adelaide, Australia143 contributions
    Family Friendly, Great Afternoon!
    An unplanned visit but absolutely worth it for our family. Entry was reasonable, and even better kids are free. The grounds are superbly maintained, and the fish provided a very interactive experience for us all. We loved that we could pace ourselves, and explore to our own timeline. We even had the pleasure of touching the eels (the worker prompted us to do so) and also see a Platypus on the banks of one of the ponds. A really great surprise. Highly recommend a visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Pam B
    19 contributions
    Great experience
    Watching the huge fish jumping out of the water for the feed was torture for my fisherman husband, who had been trying for 2 weeks to catch any Fish in tassie, but also an awesome experience. Having pancakes by the ponds was a really fabulous thing to do as well. The grounds here are also lovely to walk around. A cheap day out, buy some food and feed the fish, you won't be disappointed.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
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brian p
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
This is a very unique experience to learn all about how the trout came to be in Austraian waters. There are many different varieties here on display and to learn all about how they came to be in Australian waters is very interesting. Well worth the visit.
Written 31 October 2023
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Pam B
19 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Watching the huge fish jumping out of the water for the feed was torture for my fisherman husband, who had been trying for 2 weeks to catch any Fish in tassie, but also an awesome experience. Having pancakes by the ponds was a really fabulous thing to do as well. The grounds here are also lovely to walk around. A cheap day out, buy some food and feed the fish, you won't be disappointed.
Written 17 October 2023
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Easan01
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
Mar. 2023
The site:
They have very nice garden, reasonably maintained historic site.
The site was overrated beyond belief. All what is there, 8 ponds with mainly the Rainbow Trout. No demonstration of the breading cycle, no access to the hatchery.
May be okay for very young kids, they get to feed the fish.

The Cafe:
I am a regular visitor to various restaurants around Australia and overseas. Very disappointed with the quality of the pancakes and coffee, we ordered.
Moca & Hot Choclate were terrible, both kids left them after 1st sip of tasing. Flat white didn't even have the coffee flavor. Compare to Machin made Shell petrol stations coffee could be rate at 5/10, this one 1/10.
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We ordered 4 different verities, taste. 4/10, presentation 5/10, service 4/10, hygiene 2/10. Hair found in the pancake and the ice-cream. Told 2 of the waitress, they weren't apologetic. Took the photo and reported to the manager (I believe), he said "ahh okay".
Written 18 April 2023
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Ri Ri Springbett
Adelaide, Australia143 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
An unplanned visit but absolutely worth it for our family. Entry was reasonable, and even better kids are free. The grounds are superbly maintained, and the fish provided a very interactive experience for us all. We loved that we could pace ourselves, and explore to our own timeline. We even had the pleasure of touching the eels (the worker prompted us to do so) and also see a Platypus on the banks of one of the ponds. A really great surprise. Highly recommend a visit!
Written 7 April 2023
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Mark_m10778
Sydney, Australia90 contributions
Feb. 2023
Calming Gardens with some lovely large trees. We enjoyed a quiet walk around (after the bus went) exploring the easy to walk paths alongside the 6 Ponds that had some large Salmon and trout. Feeding the fish was also a treat. A walk on the riverside walk along the Plenty River was also flat and easy for us oldies. Gardens / Trees / Lawns very well maintained.
Written 2 March 2023
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food_lover
Sydney, Australia113 contributions
Feb. 2023
Crepes and coffee looking over the fish ponds. What an interesting history and the tree plantings are well presented and well worth a look for the budding horticulturalist.
Written 19 February 2023
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Gwen008
Perth, Australia345 contributions
Jan. 2023
This was a great morning tea stop en route Hobart to Mt Field. We enjoyed wandering around the salmon ponds feeding the fish and learning about the history of the hatchery.

Young children do need to be watched as they could fall into the water but generally it is a safe area.

There's a very nice cafe which serves pancakes- a popular choice for customers.
Written 31 January 2023
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Wayne N
Sydney, Australia2,023 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Couples
I quite enjoyed the stroll around Salmon Ponds. A lot of history, ponds and museum. Kids can feed the fish, cafe which specialises in pancakes both sweet and savoury.

Small entry fee.

Bathrooms available.
Written 13 December 2022
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MichelleDandMichaelW
Perth, Australia42 contributions
Nov. 2022
We stopped by on our way to Mt Field National Park and so glad we did. Although it was raining and quite a cold day it was still lovely walking around the gardens. There is a lot of information about the trout and salmon and the museum of trout fishing was very interesting. We stayed for lunch and had beautiful salmon crepes. They even cater for gluten free and I can highly recommend the crepes. Service was very good even though they were quite busy.
Written 3 December 2022
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,179 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Trout ponds in a beautiful setting with lots of wonderful exotic trees. Good knowledge imparted in regards to trout farming but fish activity can be somewhat seasonal.

Seniors discount applicable, otherwise a modest entry fee.

There is a cafe on site that specialises in crepes: it does cater for gluten free and the savoury crepe I had was excellent.
Written 23 October 2022
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