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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 #9 of 27 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I did the tour and spent a couple hours fishing. Sun was out and couldn't have asked for a better day! Caught 3 decent size prawns (patience) and then enjoyed the fun things to do around the place. Cooked the prawns later that night at our hotel, absolute beauty! Don't go here if you can't bring out... More

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

Thanks for the fantastic review, we are thrilled that you had such a great time. More

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

we'll at least that was our hope, but mores the pity we had bites only :-(. No prawns wanted to jump out of the water and come home with us. But that alone is not why we were there. Lovely area and relaxing around the ponds trying to catch the prawns. But once you tire of that, plenty of activities... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. You are so right, there is lots more things to do here than just Prawn Fishing. We hope to see you again soon. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Like: Staffs are friendly. Beautiful view. have different activities (not just Prawn fishing) Dislike: Didn't catch anything :(

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

Thank for the review. We are really pleased that you had a great time even though you didn't have a successful fishing day. Thanks for the comments about our wonderful staff, we will pass it on to them. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Went with younger children and the talk was interesting. Wandered through the Park and tested the fun things to do. Enjoyed the talk and tried our hand at fishing for the prawns. Was an okay afternoon but quite expensive for a 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. The $69 Family pass is available for 2 adults and up to 5 children and is an all day pass. You can stay as long as you like and even come and go during that time. More

Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really just popped in for some lunch of fresh prawns - It wasn't as fresh and nice as what one would expect from a prawn farm and prices were are little on the high side - Done it once - won't be back again.

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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. Naturally we are disappointed that you did not enjoy your time here. More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great afternoon spent at the Huka Prawn Park. It starts (optionally) with a tour of the pumping station explaining how they heat the water for the prawns, then go through to the hatchery where you see young prawns and get to feed them from your hand! The prawn fishing is really enjoyable and relaxing, be prepared to... More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your time here and made the most of the activities on offer. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On a nice fine day in Taupo the enjoyment of sitting on a pontoon catching prawns (well attempting too!) is a fun way to kill a few hours & create some healthy competition. The little touches around the park are fun & I imagine kids would love it. However.... While the restaurant is warm with great views of the river,... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. This will be passed on to the departments concerned. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited the huka prawn park with high expectations of a great afternoon out. It met and exceeded my expectations. We arrived shortly before lunch time and were greeted with a smile and a good explanation of the facilities and what was on offer. We took the tour that leaves on the hour and it took us through the pump... More

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

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time here. We hope to see you again. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was the very first time I went Prawn fishing in Taupo and my what an experience it was even though we caught none! The staff are so friendly that they even gave us a free return pass because we weren't able to catch any :). Highly recommend giving this a go! For other activities in Taupo feel free to... More

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

Fantastic, thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. More

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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took my daughter as a treat while we were in Rotorua. It was not a nice day (windy and bit wet) so maybe our experience would have been nicer on a great day. It was school holidays and seemed busy. We didnt catch a prawn, neither did anyone else we saw. The ponds were murky, so you couldnt even... 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. It is a shame that the weather was not great on the day you visited. We do have many people everyday catch Prawns and enjoy the other activities on offer in our park. It sounds like you didn't go on one of our tours of the Prawn Nursery and Hatchery... More

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