- Address: Karetoto Rd, Wairakei, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
- Hours: Weekdays: 9:30am - 3:30pm; Weekends: 9am - 4:00pm. Park tours held once an hour from 10am - 3pm. Restaurant open weekdays from 10am - 3pm, weekends 9am - 4pm.
- Admission: Adult: $26; Child: $15; Student: $20.
The humble prawn takes center stage at the Huka Prawn Park, with a selection of fishing pools offering the chance to catch your own dinner and take it to the on-site restaurant to be prepared. Over 150,000 giant Malaysian river prawns swim in the waters at any one time, with the park growing 32 tons of prawns each year, meaning you’re bound to catch enough for a good meal. Equally interesting is visiting the hatcheries, where you can learn about the lives of the tiny sea creatures on an Interactive Hatchery Tour, including tackling the jumping rocks, indulging in a geothermal foot bath and feeding wild trout.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of quirky fun to be had even if you’re not a fan of eating the prawns – pedal away on the water-spurting bikes; bang out a tune on the water piano fountain; try your hand at Killer Prawn Golf; or have your photo taken with the park’s loveable mascot Shawn the Prawn.