Not a joke I promise. Our day at the Huka Falls Hot Prawn Fishing Farm started with an excellent guided tour and advice on how best to catch prawns.
This farm is the only Hot Prawn Farm in the world … I wasn’t surprised. The local river water is combined with local geothermal naturally heated water to fill 19 outdoor ponds. The prawns love it and thrive – until they nibble the bait on the end of a cane fishing rod. Each catch is greeted by cheers… at least by the humans. You can cook the prawns at the site or take them home on a bag of ice.
It’s a surprisingly social activity with families chatting and relaxing together as they wait for the prawns to bite.
Then the most stunningly beautiful drive which started around Lake Taupo and ended with the awesome volcanoes of Tongariro National Park.