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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

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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...more
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66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit when in Havelock North. Loved the introduction display to how honey is collected, the bees display, interactive activities for kids and of course the honey tasting bar...all so yum! Who'd have thought there were so many varieties of honey in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank moonlotus18
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate the time you took to review us and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delicious array of honeys to try and the prices were good too. Recommend the Rewarewa - delicious!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing us and you have great taste - Rewarewa is my favourite too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took us to this attraction. It was great to be able to taste the different favours of the honeys. The attraction is very informative and well stocked with various variety of honeys and similar products. Oh yes we purchased many items from there....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well set up & informative. Staff were great & its awesome to sample honeys next to each other. Great room to entertain the kids, ours didn’t want to leave! And they learnt some stuff too! If it’s raining or ridiculously hot & you want to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our staff and our Visitor Centre. I love to hear when people enjoy their time spent with us. I hope that we see you again one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arataki Honeyland is a nice place to stop and spend an hour or so, sampling honey (in a great self serve presentation) and learning about the history of honey manufacturing via hand's on displays and media. They sell honey ice cream also and have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed for your fantastic review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your visit to us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful presentation of everything to do with making honey. There are interactive displays that are educational and engaging, there's a large display of souvenirs, plenty of content to keep a whole family interested. My only criticism is that some of the displays have stickers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your really lovely review and your accurate feedback, which is much appreciated. We are in the middle of a refurbishment which will recommence after the peak season is over and these displays are definitely part of this. i do hope...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great for kids to learn or visualize what they can learn at school. You can taste 30 different kinds of honey and the staff is very helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fabrice M
Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed our centre and yes its a great place for school children to reinforce their learning. We hope to see you again one day

Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Told this is a must visit. A tour bus in at the time so lots of international travellers there. Interesting life story of the bee around the walls on some interactive things for the young ones. Honey flavours you won’t find anywhere else. Very enjoyable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gayle H, Owner at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 8 January 2019

You don’t need to spend long here but it’s a good Visitor Centre, and would be especially interesting for children as you can see the bees at work and you can taste many flavours of honey. There is an excellent range of honey on sale...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review.

Reviewed 2 January 2019

Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area. Lot of useful and interesting material, and a kids friendly place. You can taste and buy some quality honey on site ! Still not as good as the comb honey we bought from Taranaki but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for the lovely review

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