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Address: Huka Falls Road | Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 374 8474
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Description: 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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I decide to take my son to the prawn park to catch some prawns. I think the idea was fine but our execution wasn't. Probably best to catch your meal in the restaurant, good meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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39 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately this is the only way I can rate this attraction as we took one look at the price for what you got and decided to give it a miss. Thought I money would be better spent elsewhere. Unfortunately if things weren't so overpriced to enter people would be more inclined to visit and spend $ inside

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

We do appreciate your feedback, and we are so sorry you had to give it a miss for the day. More 

Ohope, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I decide to take my son to the prawn park to catch some prawns. I think the idea was fine but our execution wasn't. Probably best to catch your meal in the restaurant, good meals but a little pricey.

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

Thank you for taking the time to come out and have a go at prawn fishing. They are tricky buggers at times, but once you master the art of catching prawns, it is great fun. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Prawn Park as part of a day incorporating the Huka Jet. Unfortunately our jet boat was delayed due to numbers so we asked if we could do the walk first then come back for the fishing. They obliged. The walk was nothing spectacular; it gives you some information, some activities for kids and then follows the Waikato... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Prawn fishing is tricky at times, that comes with any fishing. Its all about patience with these little guys. We are glad to hear you walked away with a few prawns though. Thank you for taking the time to visiting us. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch here and watched the boats on the harbour. The food was fair but I believe over priced.

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

Thank you for your feedback. The view of the river is definitely stunning as you sit down and enjoy a nice meal. More 

Clamecy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was a wet and cold day and we had driven from Auckland, to sit by the fire with a glass of wine and delicious lunch was a real treat. I definitely recommend a meal here. The waiting staff were great. The meals were delivered quickly, presented nicely and were very tasty.

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

Thank you for visiting our establishment. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and experience while visiting. If you ever find your way around Taupo again, please do visit us again. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My girlfriend was obsessed to visit Huka Prawn ever since she saw a leaflet for it! It was an unusual experience that you wouldn't get anywhere else! As the prawn pools are naturally heated from the geothermals. We saw LOADS of prawns that are huge but didn't catch any of them! Recommend doing a guided tour to get taught how... More 

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

Sounds like you really enjoyed your experience. We are so happy you had such a great time. That prawn fishing is definitely tricky to master at times, either way though, it is good fun. More 

te kuiti, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

stopped for lunch which was very tasty. Want to go back another day to do the tour of the facility. It is great that they provide for a range of ages

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

Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We hope to see you back shortly for a go at prawn fishing and a tour around our park. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As we live in UK This adventure was a little different for us. It was a marvellous experience. we seemed to have done quite well with the amount of prawns that we caught.

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

Glad to hear you were a lucky bunch and caught some prawns. Its always fun when you go fishing and catch a great amount. We appreciate you taking the time to visit us on your holiday. More 

Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was amazing Everyone was so helpful loved the prawns they where divine. I loved how you could cook them in the park

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

Happy to hear you had such a great day out in the park. That prawn fishing is good fun, especially if your one of the lucky fisherman that day, and catch heaps. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great fun, and we could have easily spent the whole afternoon fishing, well attempting to fish as we caught 2 prawns between 5 of us, the prawn curry in the restaurant was great value and we had 5 very clean plates afterwards, the craft beers were lovely too

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

We are very thrilled to hear you had such a great time! That curry in the restaurant is definitely very yummy, one of my favourite dishes to say the least. Hope to see you again. More 

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