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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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“feed the fish” (42 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“trout” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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
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+61 3 6261 5663
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"feed the fish"
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"pancakes"
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"trout"
in 89 reviews
"fish food"
in 22 reviews
"resident platypus"
in 11 reviews
"russell falls"
in 7 reviews
"mt field national park"
in 11 reviews
"riverside walk"
in 4 reviews
"fun feeding"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 9 reviews
"fly fishing"
in 7 reviews
"huge fish"
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"great attraction"
in 6 reviews
"old trees"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
in 10 reviews
"small museum"
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"picnic lunch"
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

If you wish to meander up the Derwent Valley to the Salmon Ponds, stay awhile and soak in the peaceful ambience of the Salmon Ponds, with Platypus, 4 species of trout, fresh water eels, and Atlantic Salmon to stimulate your senses then you're in for...More

Thank Taffy T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Salmon Ponds is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable experiences, set in what reminds me of an English Park. Being able to feed the ravenous Salmon and Trout is a thrilling experience and then to wander down to the natural creek that runs behind...More

Thank d0t64
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Visited recently for the first time. I was with a group of friends for lunch and look at the fish ponds and gardens. It was a great day out. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. There is plenty to do and see, including feeding trout and salmon. Some...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Friends suggested visiting and although out of the way we obliged. Wonderful experience if you were like us and had no knowledge of the trout industry in Tasmania and indeed Australia. Fascinating. It was May when we visited. Not many tourists (like us) and it...More

Thank JandPF
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The gardens are lovely but the food was overpriced and undersized. Salmon salad was a major disappointment for $18. The pancakes or should I say pancake was actually one thin crepe.

Thank kdee12
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Although we are not keen fishermen we were very impressed with the story behind this business and the well presented information about the trout and salmon. It is well worth the paid entry to explore this property. Areas are open to the public explaining and...More

1  Thank M7799RCdeborahc
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to spend an hour in a peaceful environment. Plenty of trout of many varieties and some salmon to feed and amuse us. Terrific old trees, safe pathways and seats to rest by the lawns and ponds. The Plenty River has the...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It's rare to see me with a fishing rod in my hands, in fact it probably hasn't happened anytime this century thus far.... but well it's important to try and do different things. So it transpired that yours truly went to the Salmon Ponds Heritage...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Coffee and pancakes in the cafe were good with quick service. Great afternoon wandering around feeding the fish. Easy to get around with a wheelchair.

Thank patriciaburf
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had fun to see all the fish that were here. We took some of the food to feed them for a fee, but none of them were interested. They were not hungry at all. There were different ponds, with the name of the fish...More

Thank Robby G C
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