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“Fun day for the family”
Review of Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
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US$ 20.43*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
Ranked #14 of 71 things to do in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a good way to spend a whole day in this place when it’s sunny. Entertaining for the whole family when my dad was fishing and my son could help out or just playing around. Not easy to fish, needs lots of time and being patient. The cafe offers great meals. Good for families with elderly and Youngs.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Although we didn't have much luck on the catching part, we managed to put one int he bucket and all enjoyed having a bite once cooked. It is fun and good for kids of all ages, great spot, easy to find, lots of parking, lots to do there. Enjoyed a delicious lunch in the restaurant - a little pricey but on a par with most attractions

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited with friends. Felt this was overpriced. Would not bother taking overseas guests here again. However there were a lot of people fishing and many of them families.

Thank Kowkott
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thanks for your feedback :-)

Warm regards,

Stacey

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Having been here before, we were not going to bother with the guided tour, but glad we did. They have now added a fishing demo which really helped and caught 9 prawns as to our usual 1! The setting is great and lovely other things to do other that the fishing. Greatly improved, since our previous visit.

Thank Tracey M
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

That's so great to hear that you returned and found the place has improved. We are working really hard to make improvements every year for our guests.

Hope to have you come back again!

Warm regards,

Stacey

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Went with a family of four with 2 young children. We stayed there for a few hours and there were enough activities to keep us busy. Of course we spent most of the time holding a rod trying to catch prawns but we only managed to catch one :( The paddle boats were fun. The staff around the park was very helpful and friendly. We will return if we pass this area again.

Thank giggler12345
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review.

Sorry to hear you only caught one this time, we've had some great numbers caught during the summer holidays.

Look forward to having you back again.

Warm regards,

Stacey

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