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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Karetoto Road | Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Its a tourist venue so expect lots of tourist. Starting to cater more and more for the bus loads of tourist spending up large. A suggestion is if you live local then charge differently .? Nice prawns nice venue nice sraff but dont go if...More

Thank SueE1354
Reviewed yesterday

We visit annually with adult children and grandkids and despite the repeat visits I still blanch at the costs. $29.50 per adult and even if you only plan on taking photos you still pay. We have never caught more than 5 prawns between us each...More

Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited during October school holidays and was pleased to see lots of new items added to the prawn ponds, such as boats you can pull yourself out on and lots of fishing jetties. Staff were friendly enough and helpful when we needed it. The big...More

Thank JeremyA1600
Reviewed 6 days ago

It wasn't busy considering it's Saturday during the school break. We were told before purchasing our tickets that the prawn weren't biting; sure enough - after 2 hours we simply gave up. The whole time prawning, we only saw 1 being caught. Kids took on...More

Thank liminator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing day at the prawn park. Our family of 5 spent 2 hours fishing (collectively 10 hours of fishing) but we’re unable to catch a single prawn. Similar story for the families around us. The kids enjoyed the paddle boats and Shawns walk. Decided not...More

Thank KiwiArmesFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really sorry we went here. Interesting for children. They said they would cook then prawns that you catch for free but nobody we spoke to caught any. We had a meal there and two of us sent ours back and the other two were not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the plate was awful so tasteless and after peeling off the shells was virtually nothing to eat after paying fifty dollars could not believe it used to be great a few years back but is not worth wasting your time or money on

Thank angelaenglish34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day at the park even though the prawns were not hitting. We always bring visitors here. The tour thru the hatchery is always interesting along with the tips on fishing which is a must for first time fishers. While the prawns...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are fishing for prawns (more exciting than it sounds) or eating them in the restaurant (with spectacular views) this is a really great day out. We'll worth going on the tour that is available to see how the prawns are raised and cared...More

Thank debrakay2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didnt catch any prawns which sucked, we took our kids on the pedal boats which was fun for about 10 minutes. The prawn fishing is probably more suited to older children. My 3 year old was more interested in running around the park and...More

Thank Vicky P
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Supitchaya H
12 July 2018|
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Response from Prawn101 | Property representative |
Yes absolutely!
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Helena V
2 May 2018|
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Response from Prawn101 | Property representative |
Hi Helena, It's like any fishing there's a knack to it - some people catch a couple and others catch plenty. What you catch is yours to keep - no extra charge. Hope to see you soon.
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Tallpeople4
11 August 2017|
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Response from Prawn101 | Property representative |
Yes they are all included. Sorry for the late reply!
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