They make terrible pets, are pretty ugly looking and will even eat their own young, but they taste oh so great!
On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground, of Huka Prawn Park. With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages. There really is something for everyone at New Zealand’s only Prawn Park!
Packed with cool and quirky activities throughout the magnificent park, you will want to stay all day!
Summer Operating Hours
Prawn Fishing Park - 9am to 4pm
Riverside Restaurant – 9am to 4pm
Winter Operating Hours
Prawn Fishing Park – 9.30am to 3.30pm
Riverside Restaurant – 9.30am to 3pm
Prawn Nursery and Hatchery Guided Tours
Weekdays: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm
Weekends and public holidays: 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Huka Prawn Park is open every day in all-weather except for Christmas Day.
Please note all hours are subject to change.
Prawn Fishing Competition
Our Prawn Fishing Competition will begin after Easter on the 18th April and run until the 30th April.
Huka Prawn Park’s Famous ‘Prawn Fishing Competition’ is run three times a year in the School Holidays at the end of Term One, Term Two and Term Three. Fantastic Daily Prizes up for grabs as well as a grand prize valued at $500.
Prawn Fishing / Geothermal Foot Baths / Guided Tours / Prawn Bikes / The Gauntlet / Trout viewing and feeding / Hand Feeding Baby Prawns / Riverside Restaurant and Bar and so much more, we’ve barely scratched the prawny surface!