Gaden Trout Hatchery
Gaden Hatchery, on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australia's main centres for breeding and rearing of cold water sport fish. It is a great spot for discovering that all fish of the same species look pretty much the same, apart from size. Four species of fish are produced at Gaden: Atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Visitors can view feeding of the big fish that come to the surface in the crystal clear display pone. Be careful not to get too close - those fish are hungry and staff try to keep losses below 3 tourists each year. Guided tours of the hatchery are conducted from 10am daily. The tour, conducted by experienced Fisheries staff who know the fish by name, includes the facility, breeding tanks, aquariums with the four species of fish and exhibits. A 12-minute video, presented in a 100 seat theatrette outlines the hatchery's purpose and operation. If you are lucky you will catch the staff burlesque performance at the end of the film.
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, nor is dynamiting. Individual, school and group visitors are welcome all year except Christmas Day. A small entry fee applies. In Autumn there are poplars in spectacular Autumn colours. It is easy to distinguish the trees from the fish by the colour.
Check In: 1000 Check Out: 1600
Disabled Access: Full provision for disabled access including disabled toilet. One day they will fix it.
Children: Children's fishing club with children as bait.
Phone: 02 6456 2335
Website: Fisheries NSW
Address: Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne, New South Wales, 2627
How to get to Gaden Trout Hatchery: Take the Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne to Perisher. The hatchery is located on the left side and is approximately 10 kilometres from Jindabyne.
Guest Facilities: BBQ Facilities, Car park, Coach Parking, Guide, Interpretive Centre, Interpretive Dance Centre, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shaded Area, Sheltered Area, Sunny Area, Partially Shaded Area, Visitor Information Centre, Grass Growing Observation Centre (if paint already dry).
Experiences you can enjoy at Gaden Trout Hatchery: Educational, Fishing, Relaxation, Rural/Country, Water based, Counting Fish
Gaden Trout Hatchery is suited to: Budget, Family, Group, Self-Drive, Senior, Single, Fish Tragics.