Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park, Taupo: Hours, Address, Huka Prawn Park Reviews: 4/5

Huka Prawn Park
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Amusement & Theme Parks • Parks • Playgrounds
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
New Zealand’s only prawn park offers a fun filled day of entertainment for the family. Pack a picnic and towel and spend the day creating exciting memories to last forever. From the minute, you arrive at our entrance you will be amazed at such a place existing in the world. Start by joining our behind the scenes guided tour through the nursery and hatchery, hear about our 30-year history, meet our prawns up close and personal and while you’re there you have to feel the strange sensation of hand feeding the baby prawns. Race up and down our massive new boating lake on stand-up paddleboards, water trikes, and pedal boats. Watch the excitement on your child’s face as you head down our adventure trail trying out all the interactive activities. Feed the trout, battle the family on our water cannons, only the brave tackle the water gauntlets, ending at the kids playground and geothermal footbaths.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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rei88
Auckland, New Zealand71 contributions
No more prawns
Apr 2021 • Family
A bit dissapointed as there is NO more prawns to see or fish ! It’s a prawn park but there is no no prawn to see at all .... except if you do the little tour which was a bit dissapointed. The whole point of this park is the prawn but there is none.... food is average and overpriced. You will just be waking around the park with some water plays and do the standing paddle or others water activities.
Written 17 April 2021
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Hardys607
Feilding, New Zealand102 contributions
Disappointed lunch
Apr 2021
We had a friends reunion and decided to go for lunch at the Huka Prawn restaurant. Two of us ordered the Prawn chowder and the other two the 6 prawns with salad. I love chowder but the prawn chowder was not cream based, it was like a puréed mix of tomato and curry with a prawn from the park on top, The prawns in the soup approx 6 were hard chewy and I don’t believe came from the park. Three times I mentioned I did not like it, and neither did our friend that had it. No reaction, just told this is their most popular meal. Total cost for us as a couple $47 for this chowder and the 6 prawns in batter. I definitely will not return, totalled ripped off, where we live the cost of the 6 prawns in light batter with dipping sauce is $14 unlike this at $22.50. The chowder at $24.50 very dear. The toilets are dated and need a spruce up.
Written 11 April 2021
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fortunatefew
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand464 contributions
More than just a park
Apr 2021 • Couples
This place is especially good for families with children as there’s so much for them to see and do. As a couple probably not quite so much to do but we did the tour which included feeding the prawns. We were going to have lunch but heard that there was a 40 minute wait just to get a table and then another long wait for the food so we went back to Taupo to eat.
As they have been receiving some negative criticism regarding the fishing, they did explain to us before paying that there was no fishing for prawns due to the shortage.
Written 7 April 2021
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Karen B
6 contributions
Worst food in Taupo
Mar 2021
Went for lunch, the food was disgusting, specifically the squid which was laden in oil. The shrimp cocktail was a plate that had lettuce dumped on with a slice of tomato. The shrimps had been cut into small pieces and placed on side of plate with some sauce drizzled over, no flavour no taste for $16.50 was a rip off. The chips were soggy $11 a bowl. Never again. The kids didn’t even want to eat the nuggets, which is a favourite at other places. Granted they credited the squid. We left and went to plateau, where we had amazing food for the same price. No winder the locals don’t go there.
Written 3 April 2021
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Happy Travels at Felicity 888
Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions
Lots of Fun
Jul 2020
It was a fun-filled day for our family. You need to bring changing clothes for the water activities.

We didn't catch any prawn after few hours so we decided to do the various activities inside the park.

The restaurant offers an outside seating which overlooks an awesome scenery. The staff were nice and accommodating.

Although we brought snacks we also tried eating at the restaurant. The food was delicious but I think it's quite overpriced (just my opinion).

Overall, our experience was great.
Written 28 February 2021
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Monique S
Hamilton, New Zealand171 contributions
Great value and fun for all the family
Feb 2021 • Family
Great fun for all the family. Although the prawns were not available there is still so much to do to keep everyone entertained. We spent 4 hours there and could’ve stayed longer if it hadn’t closed. Favourite was the paddle boards and love that you can take your own food in. This helps larger families enjoy days out without the added cost of having to buy food. All day pass makes it great value for money! I will be back with more family :)
Written 8 February 2021
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Neil C
Nelson, New Zealand351 contributions
Very hospitable.
We always drop in when travelling from the South Island to Northern parts.
Running late today, phoned ahead and arrived at 3.15. They close at 3.30 .
No problem. Two prawn curries and a glass of Sauvignon each.
Excellent.👏👏👏👏
Written 28 January 2021
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RachSk8
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
So much more than I expected!
Jan 2021
Despite the fact we couldn't fish for prawns (due to them needing to respawn) this park was so much more than I expected and we had a great time walking around the interactive path, the paddle boats, and tour. Will be back!
Written 13 January 2021
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Hunter Mitchell
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Cool park
Nov 2020 • Family
Came in as a family excited to catch a few prawns (I had such fond memories as a child) and unfortunately it seems as though the prawns were playing hard ball on that day and not many people were getting a catch! Lots of bites though!

The park is designed really well, a nice little walk that loops around with pretty cool activities that the kids loved and even the adults had a go at!

Ended the day with a go on the paddle boats and stand up paddle boards which was fun too!

Added another good memory to the books
Written 10 January 2021
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KezzaPea
57 contributions
Fun day out for the family
Oct 2020 • Family
I'll be honest, I wasn't excited to do this. I thought it was a bit weird. But hubby was keen, so we took the kids.

We had a fantastic time. We spent most of the day here. There was so much to do.
Pedal boats, splash park, walks and many different activities. We did the prawn tour which was really interesting. Had lunch at the cafe & tried (unsuccessfully) to catch prawns.

Definitely recommend. Was a great day out.
Written 2 January 2021
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