Gaden Trout Hatchery

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Gaden Hatchery, on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australia's main centres for breeding and rearing of cold water sport fish.


Four species of fish are produced at Gaden: Atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Visitors can view and sometimes participate in feeding of the big fish that come to the surface in some of the brood stock ponds, watch a 10 minute video that outlines the purpose and operations of the hatchery, and go for a walk around the grounds with one of the experienced hatchery staff. Guided tours of the hatchery are conducted 10am and 2pm daily.


Gaden Hatchery has over one hectare of parkland on the banks of the Thredbo River. Coin operated barbecues and picnic shelters are available. Fishing is not permitted at the hatchery.


Individual, school and group visitors are all welcome. A small entry fee applies. The hatchery is open all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Anzac Day.


Check In: 1000 Check Out: 1600.


Disabled Access: A cement path and wooden ramp (10% gradient) leads to the main entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible entry and all facilities are on the one level, or on the ground.


Children: Fish feeding as well as fishing clinics available. Bookings essential


Phone: 02 6451 3400

Website: Gaden

Email: gaden.hatchery@industry.nsw.gov.au


Address: Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne, New South Wales, 2627


How to get to Gaden Trout Hatchery:

Take the Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne to Perisher. The Gaden Trout Hatchery turn off is on the left side and is approximately 10 kilometres from Jindabyne.


Guest Facilities: BBQ Facilities, Car park, Coach Parking, Guide, Interpretive Centre, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Visitor Information Centre.


Experiences you can enjoy at Gaden Trout Hatchery: Educational, Fishing, Relaxation


Gaden Trout Hatchery is suited to: Individual, Families, school and group visitors