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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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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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"Sweet & Satisfying"

We stopped in past here on a sunny afternoon it wasn't too busy and we were warmly greeted by a lady at the door. We were directed towards the honey tasting , this of course is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in past here on a sunny afternoon it wasn't too busy and we were warmly greeted by a lady at the door. We were directed towards the honey tasting , this of course is the highlight of the visit the superb aroma and sweetness lasts with you long after you've sampled . The party included 2 younger children... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent place to visit especially with younger kids, interactive things for kids to do around honey bees, free different types of honey to try then you can buy if you want to, free entry and a great place to spend an hour while in Havelock North.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is an excellent place to take kids to on a wet day in Hawkes Bay. There is an interactive exhibition about honey and bees. The kids can get dressed up as bee keepers and there are live bees to watch and microscopes to examine bee related things. You can also have a taste of the yummy honey. It is... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great learning experience for the young and old. And awesome tastings available of the many different types of honey. Yummy! Staff are very welcoming and informative.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place was awesome. Tried all the honey. Learnt a lot about the Bees and Honey. Love the shop for all the beautiful things they sell. The staff were so helpful and friendly.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our daughters aged 11 and 13 years enjoyed the informative video here. Good facilities; toilets and refreshments (ice creams and drinks to takeaway) Loved tasting all the different types of honey. We brought supplies to make rolled beeswax candles

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A great insight into Bees and how they produce the honey. Lots of honey on offer to taste and of course buy, at reasonable prices.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So worth a visit, the information available is excellent. The tasting is even better. Suitable for young and old!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Free entry, friendly staff, free samples of various honeys and an informative interactive honey centre. It's the whole package. It gets busy at times so try to get in early. Definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We always take visitors here, especially if they have children. Half the shop is set aside as an education centre, and the kids (and adults) can view the live bee wall and look at bee parts through a microscope and learn all about bees and honey. Then there is the tasting table with about 7 different honeys to try. Lots... More 

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