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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7300
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Honey Tastings & Great for kids

Great place for kids! Bees under the microscope, real bees to look at, bee outfits to dress up, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
drjandthemissus
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Dubai
VERY VERY BUZZY!!

Really loved the experience at the honey centre. The shop was great, the guides were friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CleverKiwi
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 7300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for kids! Bees under the microscope, real bees to look at, bee outfits to dress up, and honey tastings! Lots of visuals for kids to learn about bees. One of the best bee/honey centers we have seen in New Zealand. Super friendly and...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really loved the experience at the honey centre. The shop was great, the guides were friendly and willing to answer all sorts of questions, the prices were very competitive and the whole experience was an interesting one. I will be visiting again!!

Thank CleverKiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bees really are such fascinating little magicians. Taking pollen and turning it into deliciousness. Lots of things to learn in the visitor centre including free taste tests. Extensive gift shop too.

Thank Kimberlee84
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We took our two young children to arataki, having been there before and enjoyed it thoroughly. The kids loved seeing the bees and we loved tasting all the beautiful honey. Great visit!

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We took two visitors from Australia to see the Honey Centre. As always we were greeted immediately on entry and took a stroll around all the different displays and interactive items. Our visitors were very taken with the whole experience and thoroughly enjoyed trying the...More

Thank Grant N
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your great review. It sounds like you had fun while you were here, particularly spotting those elusive Queen Bees. Great to get some specific feedback about what was good for you and your visitors.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

TASTE: the yummiest honey...ever!!! TOUCH: and feel the devine texture of the hand-lotions and other beauty products on your skin. SMELL: real bees-wax candles and a super large real wild hive SEE: how honey is made in a wee movie and do check out the...More

Thank karel57
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

What a fantastic review! thank you so much for taking the time to let people know all about us and what a clever write up.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

If you are in the Hawkes Bay and wanting something to do, you've got to go and visit Arataki Honey Farm. I visited there with a Japanese lady, we both loved the chance to taste the different honey before purchasing. They have some amazing products,...More

Thank 1Chinagirl
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Wow what an O for Omazing experience in Hawkes bay, We thoroughly enjoyed your sublime Honey smorgasbord 👌👌👌 fantastic tourist experiance AAA+ and ohhhhh the honey tasting bar was mind blowing 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 tge kids just loved it , they learnt as much as a day...More

Thank chere B
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

I'm so happy that you enjoyed the centre ( & honey tasting) so much and the children went away with a good learning experience. Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had wonderful service from very knowledgeable staff. I was surprised at the variety of types of honey and the amazing skin products they carry. I could have browsed much longer than our tour time allowed! The Thyme honey was our favourite.

Thank Plenty B
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Great to hear that we gave you great service and that you enjoyed our visitor centre. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone here. Interesting displays and information on show. Plenty of tasting and lots of bee products available. Really worth stopping here.

Thank Smythewhanau
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank for for taking the time to give us such a great review. It is appreciated and I do hope we'll see you again.

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