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Huka Prawn Park

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Address: Huka Falls Road | Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 374 8474
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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If you enjoy Prawns is the place..

This is a great family experience especially for kids who catch prawns; and the adults too..Be prepared to spend some time at the Prawn Park. At the conclusion you can purchase a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful day out at Huka Prawn Park. My kids really enjoyed it there, we caught 6 prawns all together and end up taking it home. We also did Shawn the Prawn adventure walk following his signs...you can not miss it once you've feel like a break from Prawn fishing you gotta do the adventure walk and along... More 

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Thank Sobin M
Auckland
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13 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Taupo for the weekend and were delayed checking into our hotel so looked for something to do for a few hours that didn't cost a fortune. It was $28 pp and there was a fun walk and prawn fishing after that. We probably should have taken the free lessons as we didn't catch anything whilst others around... More 

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Thank truebluekiwis
Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the prawn farm. Great scenery when you sit outside of the river. The prawns and garlic pita bread are delicious and even the battered fish and chips are superb. The deserts are exceptional both the mud cake and cheesecake.

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Thank 941glennisd
Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great menu and excellent service. Caters for all seasons with outside dining in the sunshine or enjoy the warmth of the huge inside fire placed perfectly in the centre of the restaurant !!

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Thank The3RRRs
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're glad you enjoyed the meal, service and ambience. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Makati, Philippines
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the only prawn fishing park in New Zealand (maybe even the world?) The restaurant is definitely worth a try for the delicious fresh water prawns -- get a half kilo of steamed prawns with garlic butter and share among friends. Half kilo is about 15 huge pieces and we shared it among 3 adults. Yummy! Then soak your... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting our park and leaving a review. We certainly are very unique, the only prawn park in New Zealand and the only geothermally heated prawn park in the world. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first came here four years ago. The price was roughly the same from memory $28 per adult which was for the full experience. This time there was noticeable differences of how the place was run and unfortunately for the worse. When fishing we used to be given a bucket with cold water and ice, rod and bait each....now you... More 

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Thank DanAnd3
Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great family experience especially for kids who catch prawns; and the adults too..Be prepared to spend some time at the Prawn Park. At the conclusion you can purchase a prawn meal... A bucket of them if you want and can afford it. Really tho it is an experience. I brought a bucket with a friend, a tasty... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Huka Prawn Park and leaving a review. This certainly is the place for prawn lovers! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the park, the restaurant and the view of the Huka Jet. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make it a point to visit the Prawn Park whenever we're in Taupo. Our family love the prawn fishing, although the management might provide better hooks on the rod in order to improve the chances of actually catching a prawn! It might also be worth offering different rates - one for tour & fishing and another for fishing... More 

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Thank kiko367
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for regularly visiting Huka Prawn Park. It's great to hear that you enjoy our park so much. We really appreciate the families who visit time and time again so we do try to add new attractions to the park whenever we can, such as our pedal boats and paddle boards. We look forward to... More 

North Island, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad for a days entertainment for children and family. Took a while for all yo get a prawn and made kids real happy when they did. Worth the visit

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. We do agree that our family pass is a really reasonable price for a whole day of entertainment. Prawn fishing does take a bit of patience and we're glad to hear that your patience paid off! See you again next time. More 

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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here yesterday with a large group defiantly need patience we where there for atleast 4 hours caught about 20 all up .kids absolutely loved it .they had a play ground there aswell and toilets easy to get to .a relaxing way to spend a Sunday .we took our own food (picnic) was a good family day out

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Thank Foodcrazy00
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. Prawn fishing can take patience but it all adds to the thrill of the chase! We do also have a lot of other fun activities around the park for children so we offer great value for money for a day of entertainment! More 

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