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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7300
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Great honey.

We spent an hour and a half here and found the displays interesting and informative. We bought... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deb H
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Fantastic Bee experience

We visited as a school trip and they were fantastic. The children were really engaged with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth M
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You will be amazed at what you will discover, when you visit Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. Here you will be able to explore the fascinating world of the humble honeybee in a modern & interactive environment. With many activities on offer including an extensive retail section, everybody young & old will truly have “A Sweet Experience”. Free Entry Free Honey Tasting Group bookings Open 7 days 9.00am – 5.00pmClosed Christmas DayClosed Good FridayClosed Easter Sunday
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“different types” (28 reviews)
“manuka honey” (17 reviews)
“queen bee” (9 reviews)
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66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 7300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour and a half here and found the displays interesting and informative. We bought some honey comb, 1 x clover and the other manuka honey combo. The lady at the counter wrapped them well to ensure that they would not get damaged...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a school trip and they were fantastic. The children were really engaged with the information and the different activities. They loved making the candles. We were really spoilt receiving some honey as well. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit and taste the various different types of honey which you can then purchase. Other items of goods could also be purchased associated with bees. I purchased some honey to bring back to the UK (after sampling all of them). Good day...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. Excellent education on Making of honey, bees, hives, pests. Helpful staff . Definitely worth a visit. Honey tasting is also a treat.

Thank sageran
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our centre. I'm so glad your visit was worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 42 on a Probus Club trip. On arrival, Liz gave us a very informative introductory talk and was then available throughout the visit to answer any questions. This is a very up to date and well set out facility that...More

Thank busterNewZealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Movie, plaques of information with pictures and comments on all the facts of honey making and bee pollination. Taste testing was excellent and quality of Manuka honey higher than anywhere else. Prices beat stores!

Thank deb4speech
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff to help orientate you when you walk in. There is a area that has a slightly interactive learning section. Fun and educational for kids and to show them more about bees. Another section to try different types of honey they collect and...More

Thank bambilee77
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Worth a look around. Really nice selection of well chosen products. Great honey tasting bar and love the windows where you can search for the queen bee! Fun for all ages! :) A little more interaction from the staff could elevate this place. We visited...More

Thank kolleyflower
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Whilst we were in Havelock North we visited Arataki Honey Visitor Centre and it was busy when we arrived on a Sunday Afternoon. The centre explains everything there is to know about honey, the different varieties as well the honey producing process by way of...More

Thank paullegate
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you want to learn how bees make honey, you should visit Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. It has a very educational display showing the different types of bees and all the different flowers that make up the different types of honey. There are some windows...More

Thank Peter T
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