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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” (40 reviews)
“trout” (76 reviews)
“pancakes” (72 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 2 weeks ago

We visited the Salmon Ponds 50 years ago and we were pleasantly surprised at what a great place it is to visit,we had fun feeding the salmon and the trout.

Thank pinnacles48
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived on a cold wet afternoon near the end of the day. Staff were happy for us to enter at no charge due to the rain and it was close to closing which was very obliging. We paid $2 for fish feed pellets and...More

Thank Aussiegirl1234
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a lovely little spot just outside of New Norfolk. The pancakes/crepes are quite good - a little pricey but not too unreasonable. The dessert pancakes are significantly cheaper. The service is good, everyone is very friendly. The Salmon Ponds are very fun (I...More

Thank Orange A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We spent 3 fantastic hours on a winter's day at the Salmon Ponds and had the best time! Being in the middle of winter, there were hardly any people there and we had easy access to all the ponds, museums and café. My 10 year...More

1  Thank ilovepythagoras
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

For a Salmon farm I would have expected more Salmon Items on the Menu. i had the pate which did not taste like Salmon at all ! $8 just to go see the pond and an other $2 to feed the fishes really ?? If...More

1  Thank Tiphaine F
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

My family and i visted after a local of Hobart gave us a recommendation for some cheap family fun. The staff are lovely. The ponds are clean and the fish ever so lively wanting to eat the food you have to offer. We were very...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed 14 June 2017 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

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

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 10 June 2017 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 6 June 2017 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
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