Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

3.5
#3 of 15 in Parks in Taupo
The whole family can explore and play at Huka Prawn Park, New Zealand's only prawn farm. As well as producing over 30 tons of shrimp a year, this quirky aquaculture venture plays host to a wide range of games and activities. Begin your visit with a guided tour of the prawn nursery and hatchery before practicing your putt at the hole-in-one golf challenge, trying your hand at prawn fishing, or resting your feet in the geothermal footbath. Kids will enjoy testing their balance on the adventure walkways and tinkering on the water piano. When hunger strikes, you can feast on your own haul of shrimp or visit the riverside restaurant. Put Huka Prawn Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Taupo tour itinerary planner.
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  • Visited with the family at the request of our fishing mad son after an informative tour we were given fishing rods and fund a place to fish. Our son had caught seven prawns before any of us had landed...  more »
  • My wife and I went with friends over the Queen's birthday long weekend. One of our days was dedicated to the Huka Prawn Park as it was suggested by a colleague several times as well as the friends tha...  more »
  • The best part of the visit is the prawn fishing - we saw many families taking the day out to catch some prawns, cook it there and then make a picnic - if you have the patience, then this is for you  more »
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  • Loved this activity! Best to go at 9am until 2pm. You get a good catch and can enjoy a lunch at the restaurant. If you don't catch many it's still so much fun. This venue would be perfect for an early dinner at closing time however it's not open. A bit sad because there is a beautiful view, lovely fireplace. I would have loved to spend more money here, eat my prawns at the end of the day at the restaurant. I would also enjoy dinner here at any time since it would be the best and only seafood restaurant in town. Thank you all at Huka Prawn Park! We had a great time and will be seeing you again at 9am next time!
  • Great place for a fun day out!! Friendly staff and good facilities. They have a very nice tour you can do. The restaurant can cook up your catch for you.
  • This place is a blast. we went in thinking we would get bored quite quickly. five hours later and it was closing time and kids were still wanting to stay. Caught Seven Prawn and cook them right there. Wish we had known the kitchen could have cooked them for us. may have tasted better that way
  • Love coming here for fresh tasty prawn. Make sure to grab a take home bag for cooking another day. Always stop by when heading up and down the north island.
  • Great fun with young family. Prawns hard to catch but tour good and loads of things like paddle boats to keep everyone entertained.

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