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Huka Prawn Park

Karetoto Road | Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8474
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
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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 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!
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“prawn fishing” (158 reviews)
“prawns” (693 reviews)
“prawn farm” (67 reviews)
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 1 week ago via mobile

On our table were 3x fish meals and 1x prawn chowder. All fish meals were great however the prawn chowder was lacking in flavour . We also had a kilo of prawns which once again were lacking in flavour. In my opinion I believe these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do when in Taupo! Allow at least half a day here to make the most out of it. Prawn fishing can be timely and can not be rushed. However, the excitement of catching your first prawn is worth it! You can choose to...More

Thank hamorris
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Monday and the park was nice and quite with plenty of choice on fishing spots ! I would recommend taking the tour before fishing as they give you helpful hints on how to catch the tricky little guys. The park...More

Thank Justen78
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your awesome review! Great to hear our staff looked after you well. You'll have to come back in the summertime. Thanks for coming :-) Warm regards, Stacey @Huka Prawn Park

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing how they breed prawns was very interesting. They also have an area for kids to fish for prawns. The restaurant was very busy with a good choice of meals. They even has two vegetarian options and the one I chose was delicious. The food...More

Thank Parker H
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your cool review! One of the vegetarian meals in the Restaurant is my favourite too. Thanks for coming, hope to see you again. Warm regards, Stacey @ Huka Prawn Park

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very dissapointed with the Prawn Park. The admission fee is a lot to pay to sit and hopefully catch a prawn.We didnt see anyone catch anything while we were there.There are many better things to spend your money on in Taupo.More

Thank bazzm109r
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't catch anything the day you visited us, I can assure you there are prawns to be caught we've had over 2000 prawns caught over the last two weeks. We hope you enjoyed all...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wish we could have spent longer here. Hint - prebook your jet boat ride (next door) days beforehand so you can plan your time better. We all enjoyed the prawn fishing and nearly caught some! I'm sure we would have if we stayed a bit...More

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do place to stop in Taupo. We spent about 4.5hrs here today and we would have spent longer had we not had somewhere else to be! We fished for 2-3 hours and between the four of us we only caught...More

Thank PJTravellers
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow, what an awesome review to receive this morning! Sounds like you managed to experience exactly what we are trying to achieve here, I can't tell you how much this means to us! Thank you for letting the world know how awesome we are, we...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Great activities, fishing for prawns- we didn’t catch any but others did, and excellent restaurant- busy, but we were seated quickly. Definitely recommend.More

Thank Kate M
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for the cool review! We're glad you enjoy Huka Prawn Park as much as we do. Our Restaurant is crazy busy during the holidays isn't it. The team in there do a great job to get you comfortable quickly....More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It was nice to try, interesting activity, unfortunately we couldn't catch any, I think because the hooks were not sharp enough anymore... But if you're lucky enough, in the restaurant they prepare your shrimps!More

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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for review, we really appreciate our guests taking the time to write about us! We change our hooks frequently, but I will pass onto our Fishing Manager to check on the rods as sharp hooks are important. Hope to see you to try...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I had seen this a few times as we drove past and took the family while we were on holiday on the area. It was interesting looking through the hatchling tanks. The kids loved the walks around the park and the water boats. We fished...More

Thank Tina T
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Prawn101, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tina, Thank you for your review! The tour is really interesting isn't it, what a cool story. Mostly I'm glad the kids enjoyed themselves happy Children, happy Mum! Warm regards, Stacey

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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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