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Huka Prawn Park

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Address: Huka Falls Road | Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-374 8474
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo...

New Zealand's only Prawn Fishing Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and offering hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Experience the thrill of landing the fiesty prawn at Hook-a-Prawn Fishing, enjoy the delight of hand feeding, baby prawns in the Prawn Nursery, and get up close and personal with Shawn the Prawn, in the Aquarium. Then head out to more than 6 hectares of fun and entertainment throughout the park, including interactive water features, adventure playgrounds, trout viewing and feeding, and geothermal foot baths. The day wouldn't be complete with relaxing beside the mighty Waikato River at the Riverside restaurant and bar and enjoying a mouthwatering selection of meals and beverages on offer. Huka Prawn Park, a day of fun and adventure for all!

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US$ 20.47*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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The park is a little quiet but overall I like it. Trying to catch the prawns can be quite a challenge though but you can get your vengeance by having them at the restaurant later... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

really enjoyed the history of the establishment as laid out in photos in the entry foyer area. Much kudos to the company for their initiative and drive. Personally, I found everything very very expensive. I purchased the 1/2 kg prawns and though VERY well packaged and lasting nicely for the BBQ that night, worked out approx $2 each. Good stuff... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is a little quiet but overall I like it. Trying to catch the prawns can be quite a challenge though but you can get your vengeance by having them at the restaurant later. Some parts are in repair while I was there but no worries, you still get to feed the trouts and do some funky activities. I'm... More 

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Thank Farah Y
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting our park and leaving a review. It is a busy time of year for us here at Huka Prawn Park. We're doing lots of maintenance so that everything is ready for our post-Chirstmas rush. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Huka Prawn Park and we look forward to seeing you again... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family fun, once you catch some prawns they will cook them for you. Restaurant has great food and plenty to choose from. Fabulous for all ages

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Thank Carmel G
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting our park and leaving a review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Huka Prawn Park and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent day fishing for prawns. We caught 7 between two of us!! They were delusions and the fishing was so much fun!!

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to visit our park and leave a review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Huka Prawn Park and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our time wandering the grounds. The best part was taking our footwear off and soaking our weary feet in the large outdoor mineral foot bath. The prawn tour was good. Catching prawns was a mission. Take some of your own bait because you're not given enough and if it's breezy, the small plastic container that holds your bait... More 

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting our park and leaving a review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our footbath and guided tour. Prawn fishing can be a little tricky, but it’s certainly still plenty of fun. Some days are much better than others. We do provide our guests with unlimited bait. We give out 1 small pottle between 2... More 

New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents here when they visited and I can't believe that I've lived in Taupo for almost a year and haven't been here. It is a hidden gem - especially if you like Prawns. There's a kids menu, with activity sheet and if you're lucky enough to get a seat outside, you've got the Huka jet to entertain... More 

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Thank Maselliott
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're glad that you've finally discovered us! Our activities are also well worth experiencing so next time you visit come in the morning and plan to stay all day! More 

Waitara, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up spending a whole day here was so much fun didnt catch many prawns but the ones we did got to take home awesome day

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Thank Stacey T
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. We have so many different activities in our park that it is certainly a fun day out whether you catch many prawns or not. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought two international students here - a lot of young families so a good place to go with kids I do think over priced for what it is Would be nice on a sunny day

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. Our activity pass includes all day access to our park. Our visitors can enjoy a guided tour of our nursery and hatchery where they'll get to hand-feed baby prawns and learn about how we grow the prawns. We provide all the gear for prawn fishing and our visitors can take away... More 

Orange, Australia
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch break here in the middle of Oct. Had the Prawn plate overlooking the River. Very nice & staff helpful. Fishing for prawns is apparently flat out after Christmas till March.

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're thrilled that you had a lovely time. Hopefully next time you'll have time to catch your own prawns. Thanks again More 

London
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78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so they built a prawn (crayfish) farm using hot water from the thermal power plant - good idea. and they have to find other ways to cash in - hence the golf / fishing / "activities" - OK, fair enough. none of those are really my thing, and they looked very expensive for what they were. HOWEVER The prawns (crayfish)... More 

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and leaving a review. Our prawns certainly are delicious, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed them. We offer a huge range of activities for a reasonable price. As well as golf and fishing we also offer a guided tour of the nursery and hatchery, stand up paddle boarding, an aquatrike and pedal boats, a... More 

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