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Huka Prawn Park

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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a little weary of a prawn farm meal. But I was greatly surprised the prawn skewers were Devine, the chowder was just the best. And the fish and chips were plain amazing. Overall I would love to congratulate the staff on a visit that will be well remembered for a long time.

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Thank Alan M
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We skipped the shrimp fishing, but the lunch was great! This is pretty quiet location and I'd recommend for families.

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Thank NHL_Ducks_Fan
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 certainly are a good option for families, with kids play areas both inside and outside our restaurant. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed lovely lunch and we look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here was excellent, the staff super friendly and the food was great. Perfect place to eat with kids. They cooked the prawns we caught at the prawn farm and they were delicious! We will definitely come back here next time we are in town :)

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and reviewing our Restaurant and park. It sounds like you had a fantastic day catching your own prawns and then having them cooked in our Restaurant. We certainly are a good option for families, with kids play areas both inside and outside. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed lovely lunch and... More 

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed sitting on the deck in the sunshine watching the river and the activities there on. Food is lovely although is at tourist prices.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Huka Prawn Park. We certainly do have a fantastic view and lovely food. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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352 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never put "efficient" as a review title before but that was my impession. The service was prmptwamd the menu enlarged over previous visits. The staff cope well with international visitors and the prawn based menu is far more comprehensive than it uses to be. We had an enjoyable lunch of prawn curry and gurnard and chips.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a review. It's fantastic that you experienced efficient service and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the menu. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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87 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a large family group. We all enjoyed the introductory talk, and fishing for prawns. The kids enjoyed the play areas and other activities, and they, and some of the parents, had a good time in the boats. It rained on and off the day we were there, but apart from cutting short the time we spent fishing,... More 

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Thank Rose244
Prawn101, Director of Sales at Huka Prawn Park, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for visiting and reviewing our park. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed yourselves even in the rain! It sounds like you made the most of the activity pass and enjoyed the wide range of activities available. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The prawn park is well known,the surrounding is very clean ample of parking space, you can go there a catchn your own prawn,a small fee is applicable,they have a very good reataurant serving doifferant types of prawns items.washrooms were very clean.a place worth visiting

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting and leaving a review. Thanks for recommending us to other travellers. We look forward to seeing you again next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visited as a family group of 6. Kids menu uninspiring, with the usual deep fried preprepared good with chips (nuggets, hotdog etc). Not ideal if you have non seafood eaters, as 2 of our group were. Only one option of chicken salad which again was uninspiring, lots of salad a chopped tomato a tiny sprinkle of noodles and some poached... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you found the menu uninspiring. We do have certain times of the year where we serve hundreds of people in one day. For that reason we have kept our menu simple but tasty so that we can serve as efficiently as possible.... More 

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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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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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