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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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All reviews feed the fish pancakes trout fish food resident platypus riverside walk fun feeding beautiful grounds fly fishing huge fish mt field great attraction old trees picnic lunch whole family glass of wine interesting history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a place, whether you fish or not...it is a must do itinerary inclusion for a days around Hobart surrounds. The setting is magical and the facilities first class - with a restaurant that has to be eaten at to understand why I wrote this...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old trees from all around the world. Great fun for young and old to feed the fish and food in the cafeteria is outstanding. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbi H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went there during our holidays in Tasmania and it was a nice place to spend an afternoon. We were lucky and we could see a platypus, so cool! The staff was so nice too!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AnnaL10278
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The salmon ponds were a great place to stop and stretch the legs. The grounds were beautiful. The little museum was very interesting. But best of all was feeding the fish and watching them jump out of the water and fight to the food. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 38jazmynm
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Well we thought we had seen so many salmon ponds, we would give this one a miss. So glad we didn't. We enjoyed the most beautifully made salmon crepe, wine and delicious dessert, with a view to what could only be called a litle botanical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with a nice cafe, beautiful grounds and lots and lots of trout to feed! There are interesting exhibits showcasing the history of salmon / trout farming and fishing. The lemon butter crepe with cream & ice cream was delicious finished off with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CathieM959
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Last time we went to salmon ponds was 20years ago, now there has a lot of changes , garden are so beautiful, ponds are built so nicely and there are many tables and chairs for people having picnic. But,but cafe menu are so poor,only 3...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Salmon Ponds Hatchery. Read the interesting story behind this “gem in the rough.” On our visit (Oct. 28) the weather was perfect. Enjoy a cup of coffee at one many covered areas on the grounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 58randyt
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Easy morning stop off at the Salmon Ponds. Fish were very hungry, the kids (2, 4, 6) loved feeding them. Especially the Tiger Trout! Very pretty grounds, lovely walk by river but didn’t see the platypus.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank chirokatie
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Lots to see inclusing fish and we spotted a couple of platypuses! A great place to sit down and relax.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MantGyr
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