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“Lovely place to relax, and unwind”
Review of Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
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$21.98*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
Ranked #9 of 69 things to do in Taupo
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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!
Tauranga, New Zealand
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely place to relax, and unwind”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

A great place to have something to eat. Great food selection.
Walk around and learn about the prawns grown there.
Play some golf, trying to hit objects, in the pool. Fun, but decidedly a no-win contest for most!
The jet boat will skim past, with tourists, whilst you are taking in the views, outside

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Donna W
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. There is lots of different things to do here and we are thrilled that you enjoyed everything.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place To Spend A Day”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Really enjoyed the few hours I spent here and wish I could have spent longer as I got "hooked" by the fishing and didn't get to enjoy any of the other activities or restaurant.
Would highly recommend this if you have a spare day at Taupo.
Caught about 20 large prawns between 3 of us in a few hours and then cooked them on an open fire later whilst camping and they were amazing.
Good value for money
Bad points - opening hours. Make sure you check them before you go as when we were first going to go they weren't open so its worth checking the website.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Darryl G
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks for the fantastic review. We are really happy that you enjoyed the park so much and had such a successful fishing day.
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great foot bath while watching the Huka Jet whiz past. The guys in the fishing area were great, letting us in for a wander and a look around as we weren't interested in the fishing.

Visited June 2014
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Great to hear that you enjoyed the footbaths. There are a few dotted around the park for visitors to enjoy. Thanks for the review.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Prawn Park”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

The kids loved it. A whole afternoon of fun. Great easy fishing, and they tried the prawns afterwards.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Cath D
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Hi, sounds like fun was had by all during your visit. Thanks for taking time to post a review.
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Unique”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is always worth trying a unique eatery when on holiday we feel. The restaurant at the prawn park is such a place to try. Situated on the river the restaurant is large and airy. A cosy fire burns in the centre in winter. We arrived on a busy public holiday and the large restaurant was full. We lined up to wait for a table. To their credit they had plenty of staff on and our wait was short. Service was again swift and courteous given the volume of people.Prawns are tasty but expensive. Still worth going and trying the variety of prawn dishes all from the ponds joining the restaurant.

Visited June 2014
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. The restaurant does get busy but as you say the wait was not very long. We are delighted that you enjoyed it so much.
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