Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

3.6
#3 of 16 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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  • My girlfriend and I have been here 3 times over the last 5 years with friends and it has been fun every time. Catching prawns is quite addictive! Even better when you get to eat them in the restaurant...  more »
  • We were limited by the time of our next booking. Don’t rush. Arrive at opening and do everything. It was a relaxing place and we caught 8 prawns between us. The walk is beautiful. We could have got a ...  more »
  • Great experience! Perfect activity for adults and kids. We ordered lunch prior going through the park. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff were extremley hospitable and friendly. We ordered t...  more »
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  • Great family day out. Nice and simple fun, nice facilities and friendly staff. Nice little walk around the grounds as well as trout feeding. Parking is somewhat limited so expect to park further along the road when busy. Don't expect to catch lots of prawns but it's more fun than it seems.
  • Such an excellent way to spend a day. We arrived at opening with the intention of only staying a few hours, next thing we're leaving at 3. So much to do, our kids just loved it! You also have the option to come and go as you please within the same day. Just brilliant.
  • Very disappointed.. Great place but expensive for a family to go fishing... For 75 dollars we got 1 prawn! Better to go to the restaurant and buy a kilo for 60 dollars... 😟
  • If your looking for a nice place to sit with family over a glass of wine or beer and a decent meal be prepared for the disappointing service! When you have a sharp mouthed lady making a point of how your an inconvenience and reminded us of how to pay the bill...was a complete turn off. Well done to the chef and the rest of the crew bit the on e star comes from the waitress who serviced us.
  • What a disappointment. We took our 4 yr old thinking it would be fun to catch some prawns. However that is not the experience at all. Of all the people around us we saw 2 prawns caught over a few hours. The fish in the water eat the bait and at $29 per adult it was very expensive. Hard to entertain kids if there is no prawns.

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