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Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 7300
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A worthwhile visit

A great visit for all ages. Children are well catered for with games and books to read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jilpet
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On a recent group visit to this Centre I was impressed with the reception, informed presentation of... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Jillian O
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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 – 5.00pmClosed Christmas DayClosed Good FridayClosed Easter Sunday
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“different types” (29 reviews)
“manuka honey” (18 reviews)
“queen bee” (9 reviews)
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66 Arataki Road, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 7300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit for all ages. Children are well catered for with games and books to read. Interesting to see the bees at work and see the queen bees. Opportunity to taste the different types of honey and try the different beauty products available that...More

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. I hope you get to visit us again.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

On a recent group visit to this Centre I was impressed with the reception, informed presentation of the staff and the variety of the resources to purchase. It's awesome! You can also taste extensively before you buy, great idea. Watch the bees working - all...More

Thank Jillian O
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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jillian for your great review. I'm so glad we looked after you well and that you and your group enjoyed your visit to us. I appreciate you taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We visited as a small group from school. The Staff showed us how the bees work and produce honey. The Staff were knowledgeable and answered our questions. They told us information about bees we did not know beforehand. We were lucky to be given free...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We spent an hour and a half here and found the displays interesting and informative. We bought some honey comb, 1 x clover and the other manuka honey combo. The lady at the counter wrapped them well to ensure that they would not get damaged...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We visited as a school trip and they were fantastic. The children were really engaged with the information and the different activities. They loved making the candles. We were really spoilt receiving some honey as well. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

great place to visit and taste the various different types of honey which you can then purchase. Other items of goods could also be purchased associated with bees. I purchased some honey to bring back to the UK (after sampling all of them). Good day...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Very informative. Excellent education on Making of honey, bees, hives, pests. Helpful staff . Definitely worth a visit. Honey tasting is also a treat.

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Gayle H, Manager at Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your review of our centre. I'm so glad your visit was worthwhile. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We were a group of 42 on a Probus Club trip. On arrival, Liz gave us a very informative introductory talk and was then available throughout the visit to answer any questions. This is a very up to date and well set out facility that...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Movie, plaques of information with pictures and comments on all the facts of honey making and bee pollination. Taste testing was excellent and quality of Manuka honey higher than anywhere else. Prices beat stores!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff to help orientate you when you walk in. There is a area that has a slightly interactive learning section. Fun and educational for kids and to show them more about bees. Another section to try different types of honey they collect and...More

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