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Huka Prawn Park

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Seafood, New Zealand
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Huka Falla, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8474
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09:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 15:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The service was fast if a little absent-minded. The prawns were priced above what locals would expect to pay. Looking at the kids menu there are no prawns for kids at the prawn park. Great for harvesting the tourist dollar I guess. Maybe the rush to service busloads on tour explained why less care was lavished on the salad dressing.... More 

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Thank Katherine W
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your experience. I will pass your comments onto the restaurant and kitchen managers for their consideration. Thanks again for your feedback. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited for the restaurant only while enjoying the tourist attractions. Location is beautiful, enjoyed watching the speed boat depart and return from near by. Prawns were freshest I have eaten. Relatively expensive however it's quite niche so expected. Make sure you check out the warm foot baths.

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Thank Howard S
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visiting and leaving a review. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and view at our Riverside Restaurant. The footbaths certainly are an extra added bonus! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Finally made it to the prawn farm! Was there on a public holiday so there is a 10% surcharge. The prices are quite expensive, $50 for 1/2 kg of prawns, and $99 for 1 kg ($1 off!?). Would have been ok, if the prawns were amazing, but they was just average tasting and service was slow. The side of chips... More 

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Thank mrsyn
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We're glad that you enjoyed the restaurant's relaxed riverside atmosphere. It is awesome getting a view of the Huka Jet! Sorry that you found the service slow. We do have hundreds of customers visit us on a day like labour day so unfortunately there does end up being a wait... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Traveling in Taupo was first to me. I tried to do something fun. I found this from google and Taupo web. When I arrived there, There was lots people. And I've never seen someone catched prawns. It looks too boring. (I really love to do activities) Therefore I just bought prawn on restaurant. All of prawn had big head with... More 

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Thank 검사신
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for visiting and leaving a review. Prawn fishing can be relaxing but also surprisingly thrilling. Our park is designed for kids but many adults enjoy it just as much! Our prawns are a fresh water prawn and taste quite different to salt water prawns. Which variety you prefer comes down to personal tastes. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Just about every time I travel to Taupo or beyond I make a point of stopping here for their I so yummy prawns delicious

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Thank Lucinda J
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for calling in for delicious prawns! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again next time! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious prawns served in a great variety of ways makes for a wonderful tasting experience. Friendly, helpful wait staff were prompt and efficient. A bit sad for my son who doesn't eat prawns but had to come along with family as there is a really LIMITED option of non prawn dishes. Also noticeable that meal sizes have reduced over the... More 

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Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our restaurant. We’re thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience. Being a seafood restaurant our menu is mainly seafood, prawns are our specialty! We do always have a chicken dish and a vegetarian option available. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with so much included. Stay as long as you like, tour, geothermal foot baths, pedal boats, river walk and unlimited Prawn fishing. It was so much fun! The kids loved it and didn't want to leave. All the staff were very friendly and helpful! Highly recommend!

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Thank Potatau
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. We’re thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. It sounds like you had a great day and really made the most of the many activities that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We only got one prawn that went back but had fun trying to catch them. A good 3 hours spent and for 4 of us $69 wasn't bad value. I was disapointed with the exorbitant price of the cooked prawns in the restaurant at $98 for a kg. Had the fish instead

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Thank Tony M
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our park. Glad to hear that you had a great day here at Huka Prawn Park. I hope you managed to enjoy some of the other activities we offer as well. We do find that often people just can't stop the very addictive prawn fishing so end up missing out... More 

Taupo
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

King prawns huge and delicious! I have taken many prawn lover to this place to eat and they are just blown away. You can also do a tour and get learn about them. Or you can fish for a prawn, eating them at the restaurant is better! And enjoy the beautiful river views...if your the odd one out who doesnt... More 

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Thank TaupoGlennis
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting our park and bringing your prawn loving friends! We're glad that you enjoy our delicious meals and fantastic views. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Something special but the price is a bit over the top. It is worth to visit if driving pass Taupo. The service was good and the staffs were friendly enough. Great place for kids and family if you never had tried fishing prawn.

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Thank Wellingtonbaby
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for visting and reviewing our park. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our great service. Thanks for recommending our prawn fishing, it certainly is a unique thing to try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:30
Monday
09:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:30
Thursday
09:30 - 15:30
Friday
09:30 - 15:30
Saturday
09:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huka Falla, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-374 8474

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?