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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 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't visit the actual park (although I would like to go back and try fishing!), but had lunch at the restaurant. We sat outside with a gorgeous view of the river and the huka jet going past. The food was delicious and the seafood was very fresh. Good prices too.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the restaurant. Hopefully you can come back soon and give the prawn fishing a go. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

catch and eat on site plenty of activities to keep the family engaged and restaurant on site relax and soaet in warm r and watch the river go by

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

Thanks for the great review, sounds like you made the most of the attractions on offer. We hope you can visit again soon. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the prawn farm restaurant after previous experiences but didn't realise it closed at 4.30pm so rushed down to arrive at 4.15. The service was quick and friendly and the staff were helpful in letting us know about about the prawns and sizes of the dishes. We had a kilo of prawns with a side of fries... More

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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 thrilled that you enjoyed the restaurant so much, we hope you can make it back again soon. More

Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

this is a great day out, never tried prawn fishing, let alone knew it was even a thing until i went to this place, the trick is to get in when it first opens, after lunch the bites slow way down and your catching the suns rays more than prawns. you can take home what you catch when you leave,... More

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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 your time here. Just wanted to clarify a couple of things though. There is no extra charge to take the tour of the Prawn Nursery and Hatchery. Also no charge for the trout food, its your as part of the entry fee along with the option to go on... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Trying to catch these prawns is harder than you'd think! Try and get the sun behind you so you can see them in the water. Ask the staff for plenty of tips and advice and keep changing your fishing spot.

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, sounds like you had a wonderful time. We hope you come back again. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not only can you walk around an easy track and take in the sights. You can even try to catch your dinner. Keeps the kids (and adults) entertained for hours trying to capture the elusive prawns in the pools. Can be a bit cooler when the wind picks up and the only food to purchase is in the restaurant, so... 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 thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us so much. We hope you can visit again. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As Local New Zealander's we were very disappointing with the price and the food served at Prawn Park. Shocking to think this is served to our overseas visitors! We will NEVER GO BACK.

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

We are of course very disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal here. We do have hundreds of people visit us every week that do have a positive experience. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Salt n pepper squid = deep fried over cooked that's what u get & waitress rolls her eyes when queried! No apology or offer of compensation prawns over priced came here years ago was much better then ...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post feedback. We are of course disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal. We hope you will visit again some time and that you enjoy it better. More

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

In the Entertainment Book. We went fishing for a couple of hours with no luck :( BUT got free passes to go back again :) great fun and would have easily spent more time there but we went in a very cold day. Looking forward to taking the kids there. Great service, great place!

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you can come back on a warmer day- we do have lots of beautiful summer days in Taupo. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The two of us decided to go after his sister went with her hubby & kids. They thoroughly enjoyed it so off we went... A little hesitant about the entry fee of $26NZ each, but not too bad considering other touristy places charge a lot more. The guided tour was relaxed, friendly and fun, especially the bit where we got... More

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

Thanks for the review. The Prawn Park is lots of fun for all ages and we are glad you enjoyed your time here. More

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