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Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

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Address: 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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Salmon Ponds were a pleasant surprise. I visited the ponds with my teenage children and parents without high expectations but found that we all enjoyed the experience. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Benita P
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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Wife and I thought we would drop in for a visit while exploring the area and were pleasantly surprised. This place is beautiful, the grounds, the ponds and the restaurant. We even had Pancakes which were beautifully done, I would recommend the Ham, Egg & Cheese Pancake. Worth the visit.

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Thank Tory L
Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and walk around the salmon and trout ponds, just so relaxing. Entry fee is very reasonable as were the prices in the restaurant area. So nice having a glass of wine and watch the fish in the ponds next to the outdoor area.

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Thank Aussie_Tourer_62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got lunch here today! Honestly, there was two very thin slices of salmon with a bit veg for 18$. I believe they can do better than that in that beautiful environment. The food was an absolute disappointment but the environment was nice.

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Thank amiri455
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salmon Ponds were a pleasant surprise. I visited the ponds with my teenage children and parents without high expectations but found that we all enjoyed the experience. We loved the displays and old buildings and the children (12 and 15yrs) weren't too old to enjoy feeding the fish. The pathways suit older family members with seats along the way... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this site and was blown away by the beautiful gardens - the history museum and the tranquillity of the place. there is also a lovely coffee shop and lots of information. Would definitely recommend and would go back again again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are surprised that despite surrounding area are grass field but this place have huge and matured trees. Lots of fish of course =)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had known of the history and heritage of this place so it was on my "must visit" list. I was not disappointed. The ponds had a good stock of healthy fish which any angler would love to catch and the classic varieties were on show. The museums and artefacts were appropriately displayed and told the story of trout stocking in... More 

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Thank ith47
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

This historic venue has been used for over 100 years as a fish hatchery and it is set among beautiful old trees and beside the Plenty River. Take a picnic or sample the excellent pancakes in the cafe. Best visited on a fine day and make sure to feed the fish.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

I had a pleasure to walk throughout a wonderful tree lined array of ponds and historic features and buildings, feeding a variety of trout added to the experience. Lunch in the attached café was enjoyable at window table watching the antics of children throwing pellets to the fish and running when the fish splashed in a feeding frenzy. Worth the... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

It was a pleasure to walk around the grounds of the hatchery and feed the fish. They still breed fingerlings. The history and small museum is fascinating, they originally bought eggs out from England packed in ice and moss. Well worth the small entrance fee

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