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Huka Prawn Park

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Address: Karetoto Road | Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+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$ 20.12*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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Was a fun activity - unfortunately didn't catch any prawns but plenty of bites. You can also see and feed trout.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a fun activity - unfortunately didn't catch any prawns but plenty of bites. You can also see and feed trout.

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. Prawn fishing certainly is a lot of fun, even if you don’t manage to catch anything. We do indeed have trout to see and feed, along with a number of other fun activities to enjoy in the park. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Taupo
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

you really want to spend the whole day here. bring some food and drinks and chairs pick a spot and fishing time begins :) i didnt get one prawn but my boyfriend got 4 prawns :)

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. It sounds like you were well prepared for a relaxing day of prawn fishing! We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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169 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our visit with a short tour which was informative and allowed our children to feed baby prawns. You can fish for prawns in the surrounding ponds and take whatever you catch. Sadly the only ones we caught were the delicious ones served with garlic butter at our delicious lunch at the restaurant. There are play areas for young... More 

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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 and restaurant. Our guided tour is very informative and hand-feeding baby prawns is a great experience. Prawn fishing certainly is a lot of fun, even if you don’t manage to catch anything. It’s great to hear that you had some delicious prawns, even if you didn’t catch them yourselves. We look... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family to the prawn park and enjoyed our time there. There were a few different ponds to fish in with various pontoons and seating. It was a novel and fun thing to do, the kids loved it. We didn't catch anything but a family on the other side of the pond caught eight prawns. There are... More 

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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. It sounds like you had a fantastic day with your family. Our park is certainly a lot of fun regardless of whether or not you catch any prawns. Our restaurant is more of a restaurant in the fact that we do not have cabinet food like a café, but we do... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had great fun with my wife doing the prawn tour and also going fishing for prawns. We caught 2 prawns and it was a cool unexpected experience on our driving holiday of NZ

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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. It sounds like you had a fantastic day and we hope to see you again some time. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Taupo for only a few days and unfortunately the weather was terrible, raining and cold. The prawn farm provided a half day of entertainment when lot of other attractions/activities weren't doable due to the weather. We spent 3 hours fishing for prawns (cover is available from the rain) and caught 6 prawns. They aren't that easy to... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. It’s fantastic to hear that you had a fantastic day in our park even in the wet weather! We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two hours here, the only thing we got was sunburnt. Don't expect to catch many prawns, we caught two each. Expensive entry for what you get. The foot bath was probably the best part. I guess we can say we've been 😕. May be fun with kids but you'd need to be patient .

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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. A lot of our attractions are family oriented however we do believe that there is something for everyone at Huka Prawn Park. Prawn fishing can be a bit of a patience game, but it all adds to the thrill of the catch! We have such a huge range of... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab your Esky, Chill bin. A packed lunch or buy lunch on site Grab the kids and and go fishing. I recommend taking the tour before you go fishing as there is some cool tips and techniques/ The best of all is the boats so take a change of clothes.

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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 park. We also recommend taking the guided tour as early as possible in the day that you visit Huka Prawn Park. It’s a fantastic introduction to the park and it includes a prawn fishing demonstration so certainly increases your chances when it comes to prawn fishing. Bringing a packed... More 

Geelong, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didnt know what to make of Prawn Park but we bit the bullet and went! We started with a tour. Then prawn feeding that was fun. Then started the fishing! It was slow going. We spent over 4 hours fishing and caught two prawns. However it was lots of fun. Overall a fun day out.

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Thank Tubbz44
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. It’s fantastic to hear that you started your day with a guided tour. It’s a great way to learn about our park and hand-feeding the baby prawns is a fantastic experience. Prawn fishing can be a patience game but a lot of fun at the same time! We... More 

Herzliya, Israel
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89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it is an attraction for kids, but definitely not for adults. It was a waste of time driving there.

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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. A lot of our attractions are family oriented however we do believe that there is something for everyone at Huka Prawn Park. Adults tend to have more patience to enjoy prawn fishing, many of our adult visitors can stay all day relaxing by our ponds. Adults tend to enjoy... More 

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