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“Go the Bees!”

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre
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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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Go the Bees!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Delicious honey ('hunny', if you're Pooh), informative displays, smells divine - anything to support the bees!!!

Visited December 2012
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Yes - It's great being able to support the Bees. So good that you are too!
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Was staying at the nearby Telegraph Hills and had an hour to kill. Arrived with low expectations but was very impressed. Professionally run, great interactive sections for the youngsters, good mix of education and fun...and a large range of fantastic natural honey to buy. Not the Natural History Museum but would thoroughly recommend calling in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sweet stop”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Well set up & interesting insights in to bees & honey in nz. Loved hands on learning opportunity. Great for kids! Tasting the honeys meant we ended up with 3 jars!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Caroline C
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to review our Visitor Centre and enjoy your honey. If you ever need more contact us and we can ship it to you. Gayle
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Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great family attraction”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a great place for children (and adults) to visit to find out about how honey is made. There are lots of interactive things for children to do and they can dress uplike a bee or bee keeper! There are live bees to see and a short movie to watch. There are lots of different types of honey to try at the tasting bar which are available for sale in various sized containers. The also have hand and body care honey products as well as furniture waxes,candles etc.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Sue Russell K
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Annahoney, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for yout great review. i'm really glad that you enjoyed your visit.
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“Honey!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a family owned and run business and is a great place, especially for kids, for information on honey production. Everything you ever wanted to know is here - and more. They make an amazing range of honey and the shop has a tasting bar so you can find your own favourite. Lots of honey-related gifts as well as the honey itself in a variety of size jars and bottles. I bought a couple of 1.4l bottle of manuka honey. The staff are very friendly and helpful, telling me how much I would be able to bring back on the plane. This size and packaging was perfect for packing to bring back to the UK.

Visited September 2012
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