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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank MantGyr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time in a few years that we visited the Salmon Ponds Gardens. This time the weather was dark, cold and, rainy. Still this did not deter me for circling around the many ponds and to admire the different species of fish....More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the day we spent with our Grand kids. The meal was amazing the boys just loved the pancakes and the smoked trout was to die for Yummy. The fish feeding was alot of fun for the whole family.

Thank J P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salmon Ponds is a short trip from Hobart (less than an hour). Admission is very reasonable and everyone can have fun feeding the salmon and trout. There is a very interesting museum and everything is well sign-posted. There is a lovely walk along the...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visiting - the trip up and back provides some beautiful scenery. Pancakes are great at the restaurant. Got to see a cute little platypus swimming and walking on land only a few metres from us.

Thank MariAlbiston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salmon Ponds is not really a catchy name, but if you make the time, it is well worth the effort. A short deviation off the road from Hobart to Mt Field or Queenstown. The ponds of many varieties of Trout are very keen to be...More

Thank tonypC7728TT
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Fanatic to see the salmon and trout, you can even feed them for $2. If lucky you might spot a platypus! The trees were incredible, the Japanese Cedar tree was my favourite

Thank stephdyson91
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
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

1  Thank d0t64
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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