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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  • We took our 3 young children here and what a wonderful day we had. So much to do and see, we didn’t actually see it all due to little ones needing naps! Your ticket does allow you all day entry so you...  more »
  • The prawn park is right next to the thermal electric power station, and I think it uses some of the same water and steam. It's a fascinating place to see prawns being farmed and harvested in thermal p...  more »
  • Would have been better if we had more than 1& 1/2 hours and they should have told us that the were shutting at 3.30 pm. So we paid almost $60 for 2 people for a few prawns. So naturally we were disapp...  more »
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  • This place is actually so much fun. My family easily spent a few hours fishing for prawns. You get to keep any that you catch for free. There’s also a place to boil them to eat straight away. The peddle boats were fun too. Don’t forget to walk around the rest of the park and try all of the activities/games. I think people miss this because they’re too focused on trying to catch prawns.
  • 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.
  • This is actually such a fun place. I have never been so fearful to eat prawns in my entire life. These prawns have giant clippers and BOYYY are they angry. Having said that, I had a lot of fun fishing for these angry units. Make sure you go to the tour to get an idea of how to catch them! Outside of that it was a fun wholesome place
  • Nice place for outing. You can enjoy with paddle boating. We see the prawns in the water. My daughter enjoy very much
  • Great day out for the family - nice to have a chance to do something a bit different. Catching prawns is challenging but addictive! Don't waste your money on coffee served in the coffee hut though - it's really bad!
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