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Huka Prawn Park

Huka Falls Road | Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
64 7 374 8474
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Farms
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... more » 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! « less
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Launceston, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Such fun, what a novel idea. Loved the humour. Great for a group or family outings. Wish we had arrived earlier in the day as there is so much to do.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting for the tour and talk on Prawn Farming. But the fishing leaves much to be desired as a lot of time can be spent catching nothing. Young children get bored quickly.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have lots of other interactive activities to play with other than Prawn fishing. We hope you come back again soon to check them out. More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

friend were recommended to visit Huka Prawn Park when visiting Taupo. We have no experience but yeah we have lots of fun there. Suprised that we sucessfully caught few prawn.

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

Thank you for your feedback, we are thrilled that you enjoyed Huka Prawn Park. More

Rockhampton, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The pricing is reasonable however with between the four of us having been there for a couple of hours, only 1 prawn was caught. Indeed, a lot comes back to us and our ability to 'fish' however a large part of our unsuccessful rate comes down the to the size of the bait handed to us. My nephew and I... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Huka Prawn Park. The reason for having small bait is that the prawns have very small mouths, we have tried many options of bait and the size of the bait over the 26 years we have been in operation and we have found that the current method works the... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We spent the afternoon at the Huka Prawn Park yesterday due to a recommendation from someone who we met on our travels! We had a delicious lunch at the restaurant then had a very informative tour from Weston. Our tour guide seemed for rally enjoy his job and his enthusiasm was infectious! We tried our hands at prawn fishing afterwards... More

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

Thanks for the great review, I hope you come back one day soon More

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went here with some friends on a recent trip to Taupo. What a laugh! I was thinking of the prawns we had back in the UK, but was I wrong! They were massive!They give you a bamboo rod with a hook and line and a small pot of bait, then, like any other fishing you just sit and wait...... More

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

Thank you for writing such a great review. Our Prawn Fishing experience is a very unique one and we are delighted that you enjoyed it so much. More

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed prawn fishing tho there is a knack Double hook the bait, let the rod rest on the bottom so the little fish don't eat it When you get a tug just wait the prawn will go for a walk then tug again Gently bring him in and hook him. Good luck

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

Thank you for your review and for passing on the good advice to other Trip Advisor readers. We hope to see you back here again soon. More

Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

catch them - eat them!!!!!! A great touristy venue - not to my own taste but we had a decent coffee and muffin at the restaurant as we passed through

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here. More

New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A fun way to spend a few hours with the kids, had a good tour of the farm with the guide. Should have read the trip advisor comments to allow for more time here as it takes at least a couple of hours to catch your lunch and our kids were out of patience within 30 minutes. I'd take your... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that everyone enjoyed their time here. Just a small thing for everyone, we provide all the gear you need to go fishing and it has been specifically selected to be suitable for Prawn catching. Unfortunately we do not allow you to bring your own fishing gear into the park. More

Silverdale, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Didn't catch any Preawns, think the hooks are blunt, take your own hooks ? Enjoyable couple of hours though

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review, it is always appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here, if you do come back again and think that your fishing equipment might be faulty please do not hesitate to change it at the fishing hut, the staff there are always happy to help. More

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