Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park

Reviews

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Franz Birkefeld

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The price and the location was really good but the hooks they provided were blunt and so you need a lot of luck to catch a lot of prawns.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Philipp Kluseuer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

You can catch prawns and eat them there. It is nice but a bit expensive ($28).

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Fabian Koitka

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Guided tour through the Prawn Park, prawn fishing the entire day. Provided cooking facilities for the prawns you catch. Friendly staff :-)

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Ken

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Maybe the best thing I've ever done. I loved battling it out with the prawns. Definitely takes some skill/patience. Remember to walk them around a bit before you bring em in. Good luck!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marilyn Mobley

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Had poor luck fishing - short interesting tour, nice grounds, supply bait poles, shade by umbrellas, food looks good, heard great fishing at times.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Helen & Laurence

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Informative tour but the prawn fishing was the best bit. Patience required!! Great restaurant too.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Johnno25

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We visited the funtastic Prawn Park on Saturday July 9th.

IWe had an outstanding experience while we were there, all six hours of it.

From the reception desk where we met Marwin (I think that is the correct spelling) to the staff at the fishing hut the service we encountered was exceptional.

Marwin is the perfect person for the reception area, with his huge welcoming smile and broad knowledge of the workings of the prawn farm. The tour he conducted was fun, informative and we felt that no question we asked was too silly. The fishing hut staff were helpful, even walking around in the rain to see how we were going, giving us more bait, suggesting different techniques, and icing our meagre catch. The restaurant staff were also helpful offering us different options for cooking our catch. Unfortunately time nor budget allowed us to enjoy their menu, other than the perfectly cooked hot chips, nicely presented in a tray for takeaway, with sauce AND aioli at no extra cost. Cooked quickly and delivered with a smile. Most impressive service and quite possibly the best chips we have had.

The Gauntlet, The Bush Walk, Water Bikes, Playground and Treasure Hunt were also fun, for us and the kids.

All in all it was a great day, the kids loved it, good value for money (even without the Grab One half price Voucher) and your overall customer service was phenomenal. We will be recommending this experience to anybody who is willing to listen.

Thanks again

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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rgoodwi3

United States

Ranking: 7/10

A neat experience, but too expensive unless you just really enjoy fishing, have too much money to blow, or want to pay someone to let you chill by a pond for the day.
If you want the prawns, just buy them from the front desk and do the tour.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

Thanks for taking the time to review Huka Prawn Park. We are sorry to hear that you found the park to be expensive. Huka Prawn Park has been developed on over 6 hectares of land, and Prawn Fishing is just one of the activities included within your pass. Our park entry also includes the opportunity to experience all the other activities scattered around the park, such as Hand Feeding Baby Prawns, Geothermal Foot Baths, Trout Viewing and Feeding, Interactive Water Features, playgrounds and so much more. We encourage our visitors to experience all that we have to offer, and believe our Entry Passes offer great value for money, for the whole family for an entire days entertainment.

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Natalie Maguire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Not worth the price. You don't have a chance of catching a prawn! Food in restaurant was very good. Not worth a day out though.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

It is a shame you did not enjoy your prawn fishing. We strive very hard to ensure all our visitors have a successful fishing experience and almost all of our visitors, when following the correct techniques, do have a successful catch. We thank you for your review and will certainly be reminding our Fishing Guides of the importance of ensuring our fishermen and women are familiar with the unique techniques required, to successfully fish fo prawns!

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Rik

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Fun!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Jen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome tour, friendly staff. Fishing is awesome and fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

Great to hear you had a fantastic time. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Kurt

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Tourist trap.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in May 2010

Huka Prawn Park responds:

We are disappointed that you obviously did not enjoy your time at Huka Prawn Park. We believe we have developed our park to create a fun and enjoyable experience for all. Our family passes cover a maximum of 2 adults and up to 5 children, and at just $60 for a full day family pass, believe this offers great value for money. We encourage all our visitors to see and experience all that we have to offer, as we have over 6 hectares of park dedicated to family fun activities, aswell as our prawn fishing. We have made recent changes to our Prawn Fishing instructions and processes and are thrilled to see families departing at the end of the day, with buckets of prawns, exhausted kids, from playing all day, and big happy faces.

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B Willmore

United Kingdom

Ranking: 2/10

Could have let more people catch something.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

Thanks for taking the time to add a review on Rankers. We are pleased to advise that we have conducted a great deal of research into the 'art' of prawn fishing over recent months and have put a number of new steps in place, to try and ensure all visitors have a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

We now include a a 10 minute fishing lesson with our guides as part of our Tour to ensure all visitors have every opportunity to learn the 'tricks' of prawn fishing. We have also taken our public fishing ponds out of the Farm Harvest Rotation, which means we can now reduce the feed going into these ponds, to ensure the prawns are hungrier. These new steps are already proving to be very successful and we are pleased to see many visitors departing at the end of the day with many prawns and huge smiles!

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David Milner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Toured site which was informative and led by enthusiastic guide. Relevant experience average and considered expensive.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Rankers.

We are pleased to advise that effective 01 October, we actually reduced our Family Pass rates and increased the number of children included to 5 children. We believe this offers fantastic value for money. We are also continually adding and upgrading our park with more fun and exciting activities and encourage visitors to see, explore and enjoy our entire park, aswell as the unique and fun, Prawn Fishing.

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erikc

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Fun for kids. They can do the walk with no pressures - there seems no hurry here. Everything is done at your own pace.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

Huka Prawn Park responds:

Great to hear you had a fun day. Hope you are able to visit again one day, and I'm sure you will see even more developements next time. Happy travels.

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IRLJohnny

Ireland

Ranking: 5/10

I found it quite good, although the Prawn Fishing wasn't that great. Had the funny feeling that the pond we were allowed to fish in didn't contain that many prawns...but still a good laugh.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Andrew

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good, cheap way to spend a day and you get to eat what you catch - but you have to be very patient!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Liz Brown

United States

Ranking: 1/10

Too expensive- my friend was actually charged $2 for a glass of water!!! Spent 4 hours fishing with no result. Waste of time and money, unfortunately.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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BexStar

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Bit pricey, but go on a good day and sit and Prawn fish!! Group of 20 years olds and we loved it! PLus you get to cook what you catch!

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Lukas

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Too much suited for children.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007