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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
06 877 7300
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: You will be amazed at what you will discover, when you visit Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. Here you...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this very informative bee hive in January. The information provided covered all aspects of the production of honey. We came away with a lot more knowledge about bees and some very useful items from the excellent gift shop. Definitely worth a visit.

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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked all the information around. And things for the children to do and see. It was awesome. I could of spent more time in there. Whatever you can think of that can be made of honey will be there and more. Worth the look.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wonderful experience for both children and adults. The children enjoy learning about bees and how they make honey etc. and afterwards are able to eat and test several different flavours of honey. I buy their gift packs to send overseas and they have lots of other wonderful gifts, tea towels, hand towels, toys etc. etc. I like to buy... More 

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Gayle H, General Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It's always nice to get a local reviewer who not only uses the Visitor Centre for the Bee Experience and tasting our honeys but also enjoys our gift shop as much as we do. Thank you More 

new zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good service and wonderful range of gifts and products, as well as seeing all the bees. A lovely selection of honey to taste and buy.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Visitor Centre. I'm glad the service and selection was enjoyable. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An interesting experience. Holidaying in the area and being honey eaters this was on our list of attractions to visit. When we walked in the door the 2 people at the front desk ignored us, so we started exploring the extensive shop.The lady tidying the shelves also couldn't acknowledge us, there was only the 2 of us in the shop.... More 

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Firstly thank you very much for your honest review of the service you received (or in this case didn't receive) when you visited our Visitor Centre. I was greatly saddened to read your comments as we pride ourselves on looking after all our visitors and if you read our other reviews you will see that this is not our usual... More 

Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre offers a huge range of honey and honeycomb products, as well as the opportunity to taste an exquisite variety of honeys. The educational facility is a great attraction for kids too.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of our centre. We really appreciate it and your visits to us. Have a great Christmas! More 

Marlborough
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We visited a couple of months ago - loved it! So interesting and a chance for the kids to see the bees at work and dress up too! We tried the honeys and amazing to taste the difference, so had to bring back one of each to remember the visit!! Highly recommended for all and especially families as it is... More 

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

It sounds like you and your family had a great visit to our Visitor Centre. It's lovely to hear that the centre is being enjoyed for what it set out to be. I hope you are still enjoying your variety of our honeys and remember, if you want more, we can always post your favourites to you. Thank You! More 

Birkenhead, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

excellent service, wonderful array of gifts, & a very well set out "Bee/Honey" story. I particularly liked your efficiency in helping me decide on Xmas overseas posting

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your Christmas shopping experience for your overseas friends & relations. We aim to make gift buying as easy as possible and as enjoyable as possible. Have a great Christmas! More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

great place for the whole family to visit and to learn about honey production. The gift shop was beautiful and you got to see bees at work and taste all the different honey varieties.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed tasting our honeys and our gift shop enough to give us such a great review. Thank you. More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A great place to take visitors. Good variety of gifts etc. Best part is actually seeing a working beehive. Next best thing is tasting the different varieties of honey.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your visitors to see us. It sounds like both you and your visitors enjoy your visits. I hope we'll see more of you in the future. More 

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