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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7300
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Bee amazed and bee educated

What a contribution to the community this business has made in providing this free attraction and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Des H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Don’t be put off by the ugly building!

Ha! Like a beehive, the good stuff is inside. Very pleased I took the kids there; we tasted the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
interislander2015
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Doha, Qatar
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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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“manuka honey” (18 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 3 days ago

What a contribution to the community this business has made in providing this free attraction and what an educational experience. You learn from very knowledgable staff, interactive activities and superb displays all about bees and the production of honey. I learned about the queens, the...More

Thank Des H
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a delightful review. Its really wonderful that we were able to help you learn so much about our little workers here at Arataki Honey.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ha! Like a beehive, the good stuff is inside. Very pleased I took the kids there; we tasted the varieties of pure honey, studied the cut-away live hives, found the queens and watched the dancing bees, learned a lot - then bought some honey. How...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a quaint little place to visit with several things to recommend it. The honey tasting with lots of varieties to sample is worth the visit alone. Honey makes for a good gift for friends and family back home and it's great to be...More

Thank Derek R
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

What a lovely review. Thank you for visiting and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great outing to take the kids as there are interactive activities plus the honey samples and all this for free.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely review

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A great visit for all ages. Children are well catered for with games and books to read. Interesting to see the bees at work and see the queen bees. Opportunity to taste the different types of honey and try the different beauty products available that...More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I hope you get to visit us again.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

On a recent group visit to this Centre I was impressed with the reception, informed presentation of the staff and the variety of the resources to purchase. It's awesome! You can also taste extensively before you buy, great idea. Watch the bees working - all...More

Thank Jillian O
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you Jillian for your great review. I'm so glad we looked after you well and that you and your group enjoyed your visit to us. I appreciate you taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited as a small group from school. The Staff showed us how the bees work and produce honey. The Staff were knowledgeable and answered our questions. They told us information about bees we did not know beforehand. We were lucky to be given free...More

Thank Wendy J
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 4 April 2018

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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