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Huka Honey Hive

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Address: 65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-374 8553
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Description: FREE ENTRY into New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy...
FREE ENTRY into New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy free tastings of honey, mead, liqueurs and fruit wine while you explore. Immerse yourself in all things honey with live beehive viewing, interactive displays, wellness products, divine honey based skincare and gourmet honey icecream.Our friendly, knowledgeable team look forward to welcoming you to our special place. Open 7 days. A complete honey experience.
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Fun and Very Informative, even for Big Kids like us.

While I, especially love all things honey, we both had a great time as this store. We also took time to watch a free video of the life cycle of a bee, which we really enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went here on a rainy Taupo day, we thought the glass honey display would be good to see. But the display was quite small and most of the information was on a video which was informative but a bit too long to watch with a 2 year old. This is mainly just a shop rather than a tourist destination.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our daughter was set on getting some Manuka honey to take back to the UK, so we went here. There was some information and quite a long film, which some of our party watched. We did buy honey from the well stocked gift shop - the aforementioned Manuka and some Honey Lemon and Ginger to make up drinks. We sampled... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We popped in during the Easter weekend. The staff at the "honey tasting" are very helpful and knowledgable. Besides honey, many different honey and bee related products are available, including honey based liqueurs. There are also lots of other gifts, toys and hand/face creams available. You can also enjoy a light lunch and/or coffee from the coffee shop. On the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

They are so many types of honey to be taste tested - my daughter managed them all. Staff are lovely and very helpful. So much to look at and great sample packs as it is just too hard to choose. Definitely on the revisit list next time we are there. There is much more than honey too!

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Kensington, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

While I, especially love all things honey, we both had a great time as this store. We also took time to watch a free video of the life cycle of a bee, which we really enjoyed. Great products to sample and purchase in the store and well worth working into you schedule if you are anywhere near here. Peter and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

About ½ hour hike from Huka Falls. Really just a very large shop with large selection of local honey products (but not many beeswax candles). Honey variety is enormous and tastings are interesting for their diversity. They sell some terrific ice cream there, which we ate in large quantities.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We came to learn more about bees and honey, but ended up spending only 10 minutes or so getting educated because we were too distracted by all the lovely things on display. There are free tastings on everything from the honey, to the liquors, and of the course the ice cream. We ended up buying almost everything we tasted, because... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Worth the visit just to see the live bee hives in the shop. We also tasted a selection of meads and honey types and the staff were friendly but to be honest we found it quite expensive for what it is. Maybe if the products were about 20% cheaper we would have bought some but we felt like we could... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really interesting video to watch about the life of a bee. Lots of bees to watch, safely behind glass! Free tasting of honeys etc, lots of gifts at varying prices. A great way to spend so hour or so.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I suppose the fact they had free honey tasting caught my attention when we first arrived. And by the end of the trip to the Honey Hive, we have bought all Rewarewa honey off the shelves, as we were told by the locals the Rewarewa honey is actually better than Manuka honey (and cheaper). We bought at least 6 bottles... More 

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