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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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Great for adults too

My partner and I visited the huka prawn park whilst on a weekend getaway to Taupo. I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and managed to spend 4 hours prawn fishing. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
katbilly
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Would like to have caught more quite a different experience watching the prawns swimming around. The concentration is great fun

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

Thanks for taking the time to stop by our park. We are delighted to hear you had a fun time, just like any fishing, some days are more successful than others. We hope to see you back again. More 

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3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

At $28 pp entry it is WAY overpriced, we were there for 3hrs and caught 3 small prawns. In a pond thats supposed to be stocked with 20k+ of prawns it was a great disappointment

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit our park. Like any fishing, prawn fishing can be tricky. There are good days and bad days. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited the huka prawn park whilst on a weekend getaway to Taupo. I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and managed to spend 4 hours prawn fishing. We didn't bother to go on the guided tour but could see lots of families doing it and seemed to be having a great time. This... More 

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

We are happy to hear you had such a great time. You are absolutely right, it is not just for kids and great fun for any age. We hope to see you back again and maybe you can go on the guided tour, which is good fun. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a couple of hours to kill while the missus had her "spa day" gave the prawn fishing a go. Took about half an hour to figure it out but soon after i was catching them pretty quickly. It was $28 entry (could stay all day if u wanted) but if u combine the 2 and a half hours entertainment... More 

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

Excellent! We are thrilled to hear you had such a great time and caught a feed of prawns. Those prawns are tricky to catch, but we are glad you mastered the art. More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Awesome way to spend a nice afternoon out at Huka Prawns, catch a prawn, play some golf and have prawns for lunch...Yummy (-: (-;

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

We are delighted that you had such a great time. Yes the prawns are delicious and the golf is lots of fun. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

went along to spend an hour and was there for five! Initially thought it was pricey but after spending most of the day there and getting a good feed of freshwater prawns it turned out to be value for money.

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

Thanks for the lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time. Your feedback will be passed on to the rest of the staff. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a go at prawn fishing, it was a new experience for us. We were soooo close to catching a prawn, but they kept jumping off at the top of the water! A few other people there caught quite a few and we learnt that patience is the key. Unfortunately we walked out with an empty bucket and the... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review. Thrilled that you had a great time. Your feedback will be passed on to the rest of the staff. More 

Lake Heights, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We didnt actually do the prawn fishing, but as my husband is a fresh prawn nut, we decided to have lunch at the restaurant. Extremely dissapointed when he was served FROZEN PRAWNS.. Quite expensive as well.

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

Thank you for letting us know that you didn't enjoy your prawns. This will be passed on to the operations team. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had lunch on our way home from holiday. Lovely setting and friendly staff - very busy place, so we had to wait for our meals and they came out about 10 minutes apart and the 2nd meal was a lovely chicken curry, but it was very luck warm, so was cold by the time I finished. There were only... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments re the restaurant on to the operations manager. More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great place to go have some fun time. You can walk around the ponds, feed trouts, visit where they breed the prawns and even feed them! Such a fun experience!

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

Thanks for the great review. We are thrilled that you had such fun. More 

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