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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 26 attractions in Taupo
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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Taumarunui
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A very good outing here for all ages. Enjoyed the Prawn farm and learning all aspects of this. Enjoyed the meal at the end of the tour.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We always go here - every visit for lunch as the Prawn Chowder is yummy and there is a playroom for the children and a sandpit outside.

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Palmerston North
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The kids really enjoyed the fishing experience and the tour was very interesting but six of use only caught five tiny prawns between us in four hours despite the hype that you will catch heaps. This is a unique experience but perhaps go the trout centre in Turangi instead and buy a couple of kilos of prawns for dinner. You... 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. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Huka Prawn Park. We don't promote that you will catch lots of Prawns but we do try and make the chances of catching Prawns as high as possible. Each pond has at least 20000 prawns in it and we do try and... More

Rotorua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When I heard the name I thought we were just going to see prawns in a tank..boy I was wrong!! this is a great way to spend a chilled-lax day. The part where your given your own bamboo rod to catch prawn was definitely the highlight👍 definitely a place to take the whole family.

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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. Huka Prawn Park is certainly something different for everyone to do. We are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We only ate there but the cafe was excellent, the service from the young girls waiting the tables was especially good. Lovely touches with the prawn door handles etc. Food very good and delivered quickly in spite of it being quite crowded. Fabulous view of the jet boat passing.

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

Thanks for the great review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the Restaurant so much. More

Basildon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our second trip to Taupo we couldn't resist the intrigue of what Huka Prawn Park would be about. It was actually better than we expected but unfortunately we didn't turn up early enough to to really enjoy it as much as we could. The main draw seems to be the prawn fishing, and on arrival you are given your... More

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

Hi and thanks for the review. It is a shame that you didn't go on one of Prawn Nursery and Hatchery tours. They are included in the entry price and give you an insight into how we grow the prawns, the opportunity to hand feed the baby prawns and a fishing demonstration/lesson. We have lots of interactive water features in... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love coming here for some downtime with the husband, we always have a bit of a competition going of who can catch the most. Probably won't come in school holidays again as can be very busy and not a lot of space to move around

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

Fantastic, thanks for the review and we will see you again. More

Whakatane, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love to fish and so we understand how to catch things with bait - but most of the people we watched around us had no clue and we felt really sorry for them. It is better if you have a little knowledge.

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

Thanks for the feedback. We suggest going on a tour of our Prawn Nursery and Hatchery, included in this is a fishing lesson with all the tips you need. The tour is included in the cost so there is no extra charge for this. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No visit to Taupo is complete (for our 3 and 6 year old kids) without a visit to the prawn park. They can easily spend the whole day running around, trying to catch prawns and feed the trout. The food isn't great but the prawn platter has to be tried at least once.

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

Thanks for the review, we are delighted that you have visited us before and will continue to do so. Its great that the kids enjoy the Prawn Park so much. More

Los Angeles, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've never heard of prawn fishing. Never even knew it existed, but we had so much fun for a few hours after the thermal park here. I went with my pal, her son and my son. The fellas could have stayed for hours and truth be told so could have the adults. In order to have a good experience do... More

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

Thanks for the review, we are glad you had such fun. More

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