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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

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Address: 66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 877 7300
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: You will be amazed at what you will discover, when you visit Arataki Honey...
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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A great visit

Last weekend my brother was home for the weekend and his girlfriend and myself with my boyfriend did some galavanting around Hawke's Bay. We definitely made a strong decision that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Last weekend my brother was home for the weekend and his girlfriend and myself with my boyfriend did some galavanting around Hawke's Bay. We definitely made a strong decision that the Arataki Honey Visitor Centre was our favourite place to stop. It was not only informative but also interactive which is a definite must in the current tourist market. Tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed taking a look at this place it was a real hive of activity! Plenty to see and buy. The honey tasting was enjoyable, so many varieties to choose from. I also recommend taking a look at the honey comb hives on display. Very informative. There is a great array of honey and bee products which include the latest... More 

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christchurch
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loads of lovely products to sample and gifts to buy. I love the range of cosmetics etc they have on offer and if you are in the market for an iconic buzzie bee pull along toy this is the only place i have seen one.

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Amphoe Muang Trang, Trang, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Awesome place to take the kids, they can see the bees, look at all the honey! Adults can look around the store, many different things to purchase, especially as a gift for someone if you're on holiday!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Excellent trip great people work there very passionate about bees - very educational - lots to see and do - great support and knowledge by the employees - and a wonderful tasting experience

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

.Excellent honey tasting products were varied. something for everyone. The productsincluded beauty care, healh care baby clothes, honey . The staff were helpful in explaining the health benefits of honey.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Havelock North we often come here on a rainy day, to fill in time with a 3 and 6 year old. On the whole the kids always learn something, and have a taste of some great honey. I would welcome this as a stop for anyone with kids - the staff are always helpful, the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My friend suggested to come here as she is a giant honey fan and she chose well. It's visitor centre gives and store. It's gives a good background about bees and the process of making honey and the manufacturing of honey once collected. There is free tastings of around 10-12 types of honey as well as free tester kits for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was most impresssed that on a Saturday, this centre was open till 5 -on a weekend, I tend to think most places will close a bit early. On the way to Te Mata Peak, it was a great interlude. What impressed me most was the educational aspect of some of the displays, and especially the tasting bar - great... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wonderful place to visit with the Grand kids in the Holidays, spent part of a wonderful sunny HB afternoon here, and will be going back next hols for sure!!

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