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Fun Park

New Zealand’s only Prawn themed activities park offers a fun filled day of entertainment for the family.


Set among 6 hectares of riverside park grounds you will find fun and entertainment around every corner. Pack a picnic and towel and spend the day creating exciting memories to last forever.


Note: Prawn fishing is still currently unavailable. We are working through the process to get our prawn numbers back up to be able to open Prawn fishing again however this could be 12-18months taking us in to 2023. Click here for full update 

Opening Hours

July School Holidays – Open Friday – Tuesday

Activities Park Open

Open weekends* Only 9am-3.30pm

*July School Holidays – Open Friday – Tuesday

Including Public Holidays

Restaurant Open –  Friday to Tuesday
Weekends – 9am to 3.30pm
Weekdays – 9.30am to 3.00pm

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

Behind the Scenes Tour

Start by joining our behind the scenes guided tour, hear about our 30-year history and connection to our neighbouring geothermal power station, be shown through our unique nursery and hatchery where thousand of pawns are breed annually, see our big breeding prawns up close and personal and while you’re there hand feed the baby prawns, an experience like no other. Don’t worry they don’t bite, just tickle.   

This fun and interactive tour is great for all ages and included in your day pass or tour only passes are available. Tours leave from the foyer on the hour from 11am-2pm, allow 30 minutes.

Prawn Themed Activities Park

From the minute you arrive at our entrance you will be amazed at such a place existing in the world. Imagine 6 hectares of riverside park grounds to explore, ponds to paddle on, interactive installations, adventure and fun around every corner and geothermal heated gems to warm you up and spots to relax .

You will hear the fun and laughter coming from our dedicated boat pond as families and friends race up and down the pond on stand-up paddleboards, water trikes, pedal boats and not to forget Swanderella and Duck Norris! The kids will want to go on them ALL, so be prepared for some pedalling power and wet feet!

The fun doesn’t stop at the boat pond. From here you can venture off on Shawn’s adventure walk where there are endless interactive experiences for the whole family to engage in. Throughout the park you will see true kiwi ingenuity with the perfect mix of sciences and fun set around our ponds and among native trees alongside the Waikato River! There are hidden gems, challenges, water activities and adventure around every corner so take your time to explore and make memories that will last forever! You’ll even find geothermally heated seats and footbaths along the way so take 5 to relax in nature.  

Throughout the park you can find plenty of spots to sit back and enjoy a picnic or head along to our Riverside restaurant and enjoy a menu and location that is uniquely us!

Admission Prices:

Adults: $25.00  |  Child: $13.50 (5 -15 years old)

Under 5’s free with a paying adult

Senior: $18.00  |  Student: $18.50

Family: $65.00
(includes 2 adults & up to 5 children 5-15yrs and under 5’s free with paying adult)

Guided Tour Only $12.50

1.5-2 hours recommended to enjoy all the activities through out the park and the tour.

Taupo locals 1/2 price with proof of address.

Check out some of the fun activities you can find around our fun park.


Make sure you allow plenty of time so you can take your time to explore as there is 6 hectares of pack grounds with fun and adventure around every bend and these are only some of them….

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