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Huka Prawn Park

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Address: Karetoto Road | Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+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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US$20.18*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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Delicious lunch

Had a good time with 1 kg of prawns. We had half portion normal steam and another half with butter sauce. Both were yummy. We added fresh green salad, fries and fried squid. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good time with 1 kg of prawns. We had half portion normal steam and another half with butter sauce. Both were yummy. We added fresh green salad, fries and fried squid. The squid is delicious and i think it is the best fried squid that we had throughout our whole stay in nz.

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

Hi there, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. It sounds like you had a delicious meal. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Travelled with boys 8 & 7. Great for them, a chance to fish for prawns. They loved the experience of baiting the hooks with ox heart bait, and tried patiently to catch a prawn. A good experience since we all caught at least one and had numerous bites. Helped we asked for a tip from the staff, and they suggested... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. It sounds like you had a fantastic time, I'm glad to hear that you managed to catch a few prawns! Thanks for advising future visitors to allow for at least a couple of hours here. Most of guests are suprised at how long they can spend here! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught 2 prawns but threw them back again as it was time for lunch in the restaurant. 2 teenage girl's nearby us also caught a prawn. I ended up taking it off the line for them because they were scared of its claws. Lol. Had an amazing day!! Great fun for all ages.

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. Outside of our peak periods you can bring your prawns to the Restaurant to be cooked. That would have been a nice addition to your meal! It sounds like you had a great day and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The prawns were cooked to perfection and so well balanced. We didn't get to fish for any prawns and only went to the restaurant. It's a little bit pricey but I suppose that's too be expected for fresh prawns. We were told that this is the only tropical prawn restaurant in NZ and it was practically empty when we went... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to seeing you again next time! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walk around park. Interesting trying to catch a prawn.Need good weather and quite expensive for a family.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. The walk around our park is fantastic, especially for kids as we have so many different activities to enjoy along the way. Catching prawns is always a blast! We believe our activity pass is very reasonably priced at $69 for 2 adults and up to 5 children for... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Prawn Chowder, which was the greatest chowder I have ever had. Fish type chowder usually have a very similar taste. This however was different and really exceptional. Then to finish it off with a half kilo of prawns put the finishing touch to the whole meal. The outside seating area overlooking the river was great and the... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. Our prawn chowder is exceptional, we certainly have a number of regulars who come back time and time again for the chowder. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the fantastic view of the Waikato River. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. Although we knew about this place for many years this was our first time to visit. With a teen-ager and two pre-teens we wondered if we could last more than an hour but there hours later and 11 prawns in the buckets we were still going! Put our prawns on ice and made Paella... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. It sounds like you had a fantastic day. You’re not alone, many of our visitors are surprised at how long they end up staying here. It sounds like you made a fantastic meal from your prawns! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this park, really good fun, informative and something different. Although I do think it is important that you enter the park with the right expectations, don't think Disney World! Also we would thoroughly recommend the guided tour, really interesting the see the behind the scenes and get some fishing tips. I wouldn't expect to catch many prawns,... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park. It sounds like you had a fantastic day. The guided tour certainly is well-worth doing, hand-feeding the baby prawns is another highlight of the tour. Catching prawns can be difficult but it’s such a thrill. Our park is all about fun, it’s an added bonus when you get to take away... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only 2 of us on the tour which made it nice and quick and we could ask lots of questions. It's interesting, and useful to do before doing the fishing as you learn some tips on how to catch the prawns. The grounds are fun to explore with the interactive activities, and fishing is cool when you have... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and reviewing our park and restaurant. It sounds like you were very lucky to get a private guided tour! The tour is very informative and a fantastic way to really experience the park. It’s great to hear that you also enjoyed exploring the park and using the many interactive water features we have available. I’m... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome day for the whole family. Patience is needed just like any other form of fishing. A lot of added extras to do with the kids.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. Fishing is a patience game and there certainly are lots of fun activities to choose from! We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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