Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, Havelock North: Hours, Address, Arataki Honey Visitor Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 – 5.00pm; Closed Christmas Day, Closed Good Friday, Closed Easter Sunday.
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StaceyCheer
Arapuni, New Zealand145 contributions
What an unexpected treasure this place is! We went to buy honey, and ended up spending time hunting for queen bees, learning how honey is processed, and tasting a variety of different honeys! Definitely worth a visit!
Written 11 April 2022
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Magics70A
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions
Having often previously bought our own jars to be filled with honey, we found the filling process much faster. Very efficient.
Written 21 November 2021
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Bevan
46 contributions
From honey tasting the several different types of honey, seeing the active hives, several kids activities for a variety of pre-teen ages, to honey and health shopping for adults. A must do for Hawkes Bay
Written 29 July 2021
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Davieland
Auckland, New Zealand533 contributions
Family
On a rainy HB day we spent an hour here learning about bees. So much information is available about bees and our daughter was like a sponge soaking it all up. I’d recommend for anyone in the area.
Written 14 July 2021
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May_12
Wellington, New Zealand199 contributions
Couples
Lots of great products and a wide range and prices. Can see bees behind glass. Usually they do tasting but due to level 2 covid weren’t. Got some
Honey anyway and some other beauty products.
Written 28 February 2021
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Louise2153
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia46 contributions
Family
We looked at bees close up, dressed up, tried honey and learnt some more about bees. We were not their long (young kids) but bought some honey and buzzy bee ride. Worth a stop if near by. There is tours too
Written 6 January 2021
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vecee
Hastings, New Zealand20 contributions
I hadn't been to Arataki Honey Centre for over thirty years and had heard that it was an amazing place to visit. I was not let down.

This is a great place to take children to learn more about bees and how important they are to our environment and the production of food. The room set out for children was colourful, full of interesting images and activities for them to play and engage with. Seeing live bees in action was a catalyst for questions and interaction. I will be back with my grandchildren to take part in the craft activities during school holidays.

The Arataki Honey Centre is also an attractive venue to take tourists to showcase the role of bees in pollination in creating honey and the produce of Hawke's Bay. Having honey tastings in a well set out format provided a very good opportunity to engage and entice customers. The Arataki Honey Centre also endorsed other products from various Hawke's Bay businesses. This indicated to me the camaraderie and working together of organisations to 'sell Hawke's Bay'.

It is a very attractive, fragrant and colourful venue which was well set out, for learners, tourists and locals to enjoy and learn from.
Written 5 January 2021
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Mat6174
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions
Family
A few educational tools and activities, with hive activity which can be seen from the shop through a glass panel - we can see the queens (with a bit of luck).
Kids can play in a corner of the shop, or make wax candles (for older kids).
There are a lot of honeys to sample and purchase, our preference was the Blue borage one.
Written 2 January 2021
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Scott
Havelock North, New Zealand9 contributions
Family
Awesome place

Let the kids try various honey blends, let them dress as a beekeeper or a bee, let them watch videos in a small theatre about bees and honey production.

Buy various bee related products and souvenirs.

One to do in Hawkes Bay especially if you have kids.
Written 11 December 2020
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CaitlynsGrampa
Wellington, New Zealand50 contributions
A great tourist attraction with interesting exhibits / shop. We learnt some new knowledge about bees and it was quite fascinating to stop and watch the beehive in action. The honey was delcious but sadly due to Covid no honey tasting was available. Enough to keep children busy for 45 minutes, thank you
Written 13 September 2020
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It sounds like you had good fun on your visit to us and we appreciate your great review. We are sad about the lack of honey tasting too, but hopefully with Level 1 less than a week a way we can be offering the whole kit and caboodle again really soon. You must come back and taste our honeys :)
Written 15 September 2020
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