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“A great family day out”
Review of Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
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US$20.68*
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Interactive Prawn Park with Prawn Fishing in Taupo
Ranked #14 of 71 things to do in Taupo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The park is beautifully kept and to before starting to fish for prawn there's a very interesting guided tour that educates children and adults alike on prawn farming. Fishing is really a simple pleasure and the park itself has a quite relaxing atmosphere but at the same time exciting due to the thrill of a catch and the kids adventure walk that leads to trout feeding and ultimately to the restaurant where friendly staff will cook your prawns for you!

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We fished for 5.5 hours and caught 14 prawns between 3 of us which is pitiful really but we had so much fun it didn't matter.

Two off us wandered off to the restaurant for lunch and came back an hour later to not many more prawns in the bucket.

If you are serious fisherman that wants to catch a feed for your family this is not for you but if you want a bit of relaxing fun this is great.

It's not a cheap outing at $26 per adult but we filled a large part of our day doing this so not a bad hourly rate.

Thank Helly13
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Admission was a bit pricey for what it is.The food in the restaurant was great. The fishing less so....Maybe it's just because I didn't catch anything!

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

My partner and I had a fantastic time at Huka Prawn Park! We visited on a weekday which worked well as they weren't to busy, I can imagine this place gets really busy in school holidays and over summer. We did the full tour through the Hatchery's, even got to hand feed some prawns! The guide we had was very informative and friendly. We then had a quick fishing lesson and then we got let lose on the rods! (rods and bait ar provided)The park has plenty of space and its really well laid out with nice jetty's to sit and fish from and even comfy arm chairs. In the first 20 minutes we had some beginners luck and caught 2 decent size prawns then the next couple of hours were lots of bite but not much action. We left the day with 3 but was very fun and well worth a visit and entry fee. A few tips I would like to suggest are Make a day of it, there is heaps to do here, especially for kids. The restaurant closes quite early around 4pm so pays to do a lunch, we didn't eat there but wow the food looked and smelt great

1  Thank Claire W
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Our kids loved the prawn fishing. We were there for over 2 hours and quite frankly could've stayed longer. Fantastic fun and very reasonably priced considering how long you stay. Also, you can get a stamp and come and go all day.

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