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“one prawn in 4 hrs :(”
Review of Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
Ranked #72 of 138 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled on the banks of the Waikato River you’ll find the Huka Prawn Park Restaurant, Taupo’s only riverside restaurant. You can enjoy alfresco dining or find a spot inside beside the open fire all while enjoying views over the aqua marine waters of the mighty Waikato River. Our menu is unique to us, serving giant freshwater Prawns exclusively available at Huka Prawn Park, whether you order them up by the kilogram tossed in garlic butter, warm up with a curry or enjoy them lightly battered with a crisp cider or local craft beer to match you’ll enjoy a feast like no other. Not a fan of prawns, not to fear we have a range of options for everyone as well as sweet treats, coffee and a special kids menu with free keep cup. Our large open plan restaurant and alfresco dining area can seat over 300 people so you’re welcome as a couple or bring all the extended family and friends. We have plenty of space for the kids to play both inside and outside.
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We paid for the excursion which was overall quite good. Young kids were able to see how they mature. We went in the height of summer and sat for a very long time tying to catch them. It took 4 hours. Kids obviously became bored. Off peak periods this would be a great day out but the height of summer, no!

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Ann-marie D
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Hi there,

Thank you for visiting and reviewing our park.

Sorry to hear that you only caught one prawn in four hours. We know that children can have a short attention span so we've added lots of fun activities throughout the park, including pedal boats, trout feeding, stand up paddle boards and much more.

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed a guided tour of our nursery and hatchery. It is part of the activity pass and a great way to see and interact with our prawns.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The service was the best of the best and the food was delish's. Golf there was good practice. No complaints at all.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting.

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed fantastic service while at Huka Prawn Park. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

The restaurant serves mostly prawns (wonder why?) but the dishes are really tasty. The portions (especially if you take a side dish) are quite large, but still enjoyable. The staff are friendly and helpful, and it's in a nice setting.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank rolandd962
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review.

We're glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We hope to see you back again some time soon.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The trick is that you are given some bait and a line and you catch your own lunch. Good fun but if they're not biting it can be tiresome. When you've finished you just take them to the restaurant and they cook them for you to eat. Don't panic if your catch is small as you can purchase more prawns. Not cheap but very tasty.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank bernie_SGR93
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Hi there,

Thanks very much for visiting Huka Prawn Park.

We are glad that you enjoyed your day at our park. It can be a little frustrating if you can't catch any prawns, but it makes it all the more exciting when you do manage to catch one. We do also have a number of other activities around the park and a guided tour through the nursery and hatchery so there are always lots of other activities to enjoy.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your prawn meal, they certainly are delicious.

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great atmosphere for our conference group of 150+ people. Food was really good - not just prawns, but a good selection of food and meats. I believe those with special dietary requirements were well catered for. We caught our own prawns first, then had them cooked up for us - great fun!

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Andrew S
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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

Hi Andrew,

Thanks very much for your review.

The buffet meal we offer for our conference groups certainly does offer a great selection and we cater to all dietary requirements.

We hope to see you back some time soon.

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