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“Fantastic salmon. ok attraction.”

41 South Salmon and Ginseng Farm and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 11 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.
Devonport, Australia
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“Fantastic salmon. ok attraction.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The real attraction here is the smoked salmon which is wonderful and I could it by the kilo.
The price for a walk around the facilities is steep $25.00 for a family to throw some food to the fish and a walk around some concrete tanks that look like old septic tanks. The "Nature walk" can be nice but can be found for free elsewhere. I enjoyed the food but the rest of the facilities need a little tweaking.

Visited April 2014
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“What a find in the hills behind Deloraine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Who would have thought to find Atlantic Salmon in the hills behind Deloraine in natural and man-made wetlands? Salmon are housed in concrete tanks with a low stock density in each tank, with the water filtering through feeding the native flora and fauna in the wetlands in the immediate area. A waterwheel helps the water to flow through the ponds and solar power is used to power the buildings on site. Ginseng is also grown on site.
My first port of call was the café/tasting/information area, where Ziggy was happy to fill me in on how the fish were ‘grown’, the story of ginseng, tastings and what I could do and see on the farm. The tastings, although few, were delicious, with the hot smoked salmon a favourite! The ginseng powder was also a hit, and I left with both tucked away in my backpack!
A walk around the farm is also a must. At a cost of $10, you can wander around the salmon ponds (where you get to feed the fish with an included bag of pellets), take a look in the salmon tanks, wander through the wetlands (spotting many birds from the area) and take the short walk to the waterfall cascades. I enjoyed the meandering along the many tracks, and took in the peacefulness of the experience, the birdlife and the tranquillity of the river and the waterfall.
If you are travelling in the Deloraine area in Tasmania, the Salmon and Ginseng Farm are a must see….you will not leave without some of the produce on offer, and a little bit of local knowledge that will add to your experience that is Tasmania!

Visited April 2014
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Lyon, France
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

The hot-smoked salmon is incredible, the ginseng honey is delicious and the passionate staff guarantees an enjoyable moment!
A must see and taste!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Lunch Time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Absolutely brilliant!!! We decided to detour to this farm based on sheer curiousity. We are glad we did. They grow their own Ginseng and salmon. They smoke their salmon in their Cafe and you can have Salmon sandwiches made up. You can also purchase whole smoke salmon to take on the trip. We also purchased Ginseng spices and conversed with the owner of the farm. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful place and tasty produce”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

What an unusual tourist attraction. Trout and salmon farming, ginseng products, and an instinct for survival that deserves lots of respect. Shortly after the owners took over the property and got all their equipment installed a flood just about wiped it off the map. But they persevered and restored the facilities and today it's apparently thriving with their products distributed throughout Tasmania and exported to the mainland. You're free to wander about and enjoy a fantastic variety of beautiful wetlands and a river that was really rushing when we were there. Add to that a little restaurant where you can enjoy their products - the salmon pate is phenomenal - and you've got a great way to spend a couple of hours. You can if you wish take a 15-mkinute walk along a level path to the waterfall that's on the property and return to watch the helpful staff demonstrate the sizes of fish in the various ponds. Feeding time is amazing. It's a lovely place and shouldn't be missed.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Phil K
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