Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

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Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

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’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.

Huka Prawn Park is open every day in all-weather except for Christmas Day.

Please note all hours are subject to change.


Everyone likes to end up in the Huka Prawn Park Riverside Restaurant. Sit back beside the open fire, or dine alfresco on the banks of the Waikato River and treat yourself to a mouth-watering selection of prawn dishes (or non prawn if you prefer), with the perfect wee drop to accompany of course.

Our restaurant is ideal for entertaining the kids too, with a special kids menu and kids play areas both inside and out.

We also cater for large functions, accommodating up to 250 guests.


Whether it be Inbound, Conference or just a large group of people looking for a day out, Huka Prawn Park can offer a number of customized packages to cater for any group's needs.

Contact us now to find out packages and rates.

Huka Prawn Park offers over 6 hectares of land dedicated to the production of fresh New Zealand prawns and produce, and pure fun for all ages and abilities.

Contact Huka Prawn Park with what you require and we will quote to suit.


Huka Prawn Park offers an interactive and educational insight into the world of the Prawn, Aqauculture and good old ‘kiwi ingenuity’.

Your students will be introduced to New Zealand’s only Prawn Farm and will see science and technology being used to educate and entertain!

Huka Prawn Park provides a fascinating day of education. We use a fun, hands on approach to educating visitors on the processes involved in our prawn farming enterprise.

  • Learn how Huka Prawn Park started and our unique link to Contact Energy’s Geothermal Power Station
  • Have an educational tour through the Nursery & Hatchery where more than one billion babies are born each year
  • Hand feed the baby prawns
  • Challenge each other and play on the water features and adventure playgrounds
  • Feed the wild, but friendly Rainbow Trout
  • Soak your feet in the relaxing Geothermal Foot Bath
  • Then bring the class together, to fish for the feisty prawn!

Discounted education rates are available for groups. Please contact Huka Prawn Park for full details.


All day pass including prawn fishing, a guided tour of our nursery and hatchery and access to the whole park. Our park is full of fun features such as pedal boats, stand up paddle boards, trout feeding, water bikes and much more.




Child (5-15 yrs)


Student (with ID)


Senior (over 65 years)


Family (2 adults and up to 5 children)


Under 5 Years Old

Free with paying adult

Taupo residents and rate payers with proof of address and ID receive half price off their admission.

All prices include GST.

Visit in the April, July or October school holidays and your activity pass also includes entry in our prawn fishing competition!

Huka Prawn Park, Taupo Enquiry Form


200 Karetoto Rd, Wairakei 3377

Phone: +64 7 374 8474


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The Huka Prawn Park, Taupo Enquiry Form