Salmon Ponds

Salmond Ponds Road, Plenty

To the European settlers, Tasmania was a very different region to the motherland they left behind. So they began introducing wildlife and fauna to make it seem like ‘home.’

The salmon ponds were an attempt to farm salmon, but they failed. Salmon are migratory fish, and after they hatched, they never returned to the Derwent. Instead, these ponds were used to breed trout.

Visit the Salmon Ponds and wander around the 19th-century English gardens, feed the trout and dine at the cafe.