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“The lunch was expensive! and frozen prawns!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
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$19.97*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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!
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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“The lunch was expensive! and frozen prawns!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

I'm trying to be fair here, overall we had our lunch stop here with a groups of eight! We were expecting fresh prawn since is a prawn park! and to our surprise they serve frozen prawns! we actually saw it the person took the prawn from the freezer.. We went ahead and ask they told us is fresh but is frozen to preserve the freshness.. (To be honest, freshness = live caught prawn). Anyway the menu is expensive and well not worth a visit for a second time. Yes one of the reviewer were correct, you can easily grab a whole bunch of prawn in your local market with half a price of it!

Visited April 2011
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“Tasty Prawns in Idyllic setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

delicious prawns, beautiful setting, close to Taupo

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Fun place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Wasn't too sure what to expect when we went here but ended up having a great time. The restaurant was lovely, really enjoyed eating the prawns! Catching them proved to be lots of fun but a bit frustrating at times.
A really good day out. Would be an excellent place to take children, and good value for the family.

Visited January 2012
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Waipukurau
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“Fresh Prawns or not!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Went to have lunch a while back expecting to get fresh prawns (which you would expect as it is a prawn park) however the prawns were frozen. They should have it written on the menu.Disapointing lunch.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Keep their Prawns”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Didn't think it was worth $NZ24::00 per person ,I will get my prawns from the Chinese fish market in Newmarket thank you and at half that price

Visited March 2012
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Thank Norman B
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