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“Culinary Excellence in a Rustic setting”

41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Deloraine
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Owner description: 41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm is located in the North of Tasmania. A short drive from Launceston along the Great Western Tiers Touring route takes there. The salmon farm is set up with sustainable practices in mind. The salmon are grown in fresh water tanks under Eco certified conditions. A man made and natural wetland is used as a bio filter for the fish waste, creating a beautiful habit for the native flora and fauna. Free tastings of the salmon and ginseng products are available in store where there is a small gift shop and cafe for light lunches and refreshments. Self guided tours around the farm are on offer 7 days a week.
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Our family visited the salmon farm and were delighted with our experience -such friendly people and simple but exquisitely delicious salmon dishes on the menu. We had a lovely walk alongside the ponds to the little water fall. We even saw an echidna on our walk.The kids loved feeding the fish, seeing them thrash in the water in a frenzy. These salmon are entirely raised in the fresh water. The farm has been loving built from scratch by the couple who own it. It was interesting to read about the establishment of this boutique business.

Lunch was superb. I am a salmon fanatic and this was some of the nicest I have ever tasted.
Don't expect glass viewing tanks or a flashy restaurant. They offer free tastings and run a small café serving light lunches. You can't beat this place for friendliness and quality product.
Definately worth a stop.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The brochures lead you to understand that you can have a look around the salmon ponds etc. Well, you can, but you have to pay, even if chosing a self-guided tour. It works out quite expensive if you are there as a family.

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charglob, Owner at 41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

We are sorry to hear that you found the brochures misleading. We are looking into adding walk prices onto them so people know before they come.

We try to charge a competitive price for our walks and we are a lot cheaper than some of the other tourism ventures around the state. At $25 for a self guided family tour around our farm and wetlands, which includes feeding the fish, walk to a waterfall and board walks through a natural wetland, we think this is reasonable, but i understand it is different for everyone.

When we first started the farm we did not allow people to walk around the farm but we decided that we wanted to share with everyone how we grow our salmon in a sustainable way and how we use natural power sources throughout the farm, and share the beautiful environment that we have here. To open the farm for the public to visit we needed to put around $300,000 into the walks and structures. We also have to maintain everything and pay a yearly public liability so that we can have tourist here. So unfortunately to share this amazing piece of land with the world we need to charge a fee for people to come and visit. We hope you understand and maybe if you are ever back in Tasmania you may change your mind and have a look around.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

As a member of a work related tour group I receintly visited and did the full walk on a lovely day. A very informative experience, fish feeding, a water fall at the end of the walk. I have already talked the family into returning with me for lunch one day soon. So-o-o looking forward to it.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

What a great little enterprise this is! We stopped just for a quick look but were lured into the guided tour of the salmon ponds, the waterfall and the early ginseng beds. And then we couldn't resist the hot-smoked salmon and some savoury ginseng salt to take away with us.

This is a must see on the way from Deloraine to mole Creek and Cradle Mountain. Very highly recommended.

1  Thank Luigi A
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We recently visited on a very cold wet day so we did not try the walking tour of the farm. We did however throughly enjoy the free tastings of the salmon and ginseng products.

The salmon was simply devine. So I was delighted to see that you could buy sandwiches made with locally made bread, salmon and a choice of either dill mayo or chargrilled veg relish for $8. The fillings were generous and just delicious. You can also buy the salmon and other products such as salmon rillettes as well so bring your esky.

You simply must try their salmon!

1  Thank Camrichi
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