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New Zealand's only Prawn Park. Located just 5 minutes from Taupo and 40 minutes from Rotorua offering hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Enjoy our behind the scenes tour through the nursery and hatchery, hand feed the baby prawns if you...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Karetoto Road | Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had done this a few years ago and had enjoyed it then, but this time we felt it was overpriced for the experience we got. The weather was nice so plenty of people were out, I counted around 100 visitors fishing for prawns. No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank 1Surferfamily
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit at the park. Over the last few years we have introduced lots of new activities in the park such as our New Boating Lake and Island with Stand-up Paddle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Acceptably restaurant with satisfactory service but if it's Prawns that you wish to catch for your plate you'd better change your plans. Visited the fishing area and attempted to catch these shellfish amongst about 100 other anxious anglers. Amongst them all only 4 were caught...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DeenaN26
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Nice place for lunch on a rainy day, The food was good and the service was great, Valentina our waitress was amazing and she had the biggest smile, Prices were reasonable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarcoSue21
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we think Valentina is amazing too! It's even better when the suns out and you can sit outside and look out at the river. :-) Many thanks, Stacey

Reviewed 5 December 2018

We had a visit to the Huka Prawn farm today. We paid to have a tour through the farm. We got a senior discount. The tour was interesting but a bit short and we felt not good value for the money spent. To be fair...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lgcarr0ll
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give some feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our park! We appreciate you letting us know your thoughts on the Restaurant all reviews are passed onto management to discuss at meetings to make improvements for our guests....More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure whether thus would keep us interested but it was great fun! We went for a tour to learn about how they farm the prawns (interesting to hear about the business)then we were let loose on the lakes! We got lots of bites...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 706ss
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review! Sounds like you managed to get the feel of what we've tried to achieve here :-) We hope you come back sometime! Warm regards, Stacey @HPP

Reviewed 18 November 2018

Very interesting spot for hands on prawning on an actual prawn farm. We have such ponds in Singapore, but the Huka Prawn Park really takes the "prawn cake". It is not only huge, but so are the prawns that you catch and have cooked at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Humphrey C
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review! We pride ourselves on being a prawn day to remember. Hop you can come back sometime :-) Many thanks, Stacey @HPP

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Perfect family outing - although not cheap. Introductory tour was interesting and informative. Loved the bush walk - especially when the jet boat went past up the river. Plenty of variety of activities for young and old. Souvenirs expensive - same tee shirts at Auckland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh G
Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Leigh, Thanks for your feedback, all reviews are passed onto management to improve the customer experience. We would love to offer wifi for our guests we have issues with internet at our location due to only having copper lines and being a long way...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Great prawns and nice selection of drinks, stopped by for lunch after Huka Falls Waitress was friendly and attentive, bit pricey but I love prawns

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HelenQM
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Kids had a blast even better when they caught a prawn once you figured out the trick to catching them good family day out

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was one time when I was glad to have read some reviews to guide my meal choice. Mt meal was nice but 2 of our 4 diners were disappointed. We decided not to do the tour because the prawn fishing was unavailable and there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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lovinglifenz
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Response from yaso001 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i am not sure, didnt need to use any. but you can contact the park to double check :)
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supitchayah
11 July 2018|
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Response from Prawn101 | Property representative |
Yes absolutely!
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Helena V
2 May 2018|
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Response from Prawn101 | Property representative |
Hi Helena, It's like any fishing there's a knack to it - some people catch a couple and others catch plenty. What you catch is yours to keep - no extra charge. Hope to see you soon.
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