Arataki Honey

Tucked away in the foothills of iconic Te Mata Peak in Havelock North is the delightful Arataki Honey Visitor Centre – home to the honey bee and New Zealand’s largest beekeeping enterprise. At Arataki Honey you can’t help but enjoy learning about the honey bee, the honey they make and how important honey bees are to our valuable land-based industries and environment.


Arataki Honey Visitor Centre is an experience that people of all ages are sure to enjoy.

Smell – the sweet aromas of the honey
Feel – the heat generated by the honey bees themselves
See – the worker bees up close
Discover – the honey bees world under the microscopes
Taste – our range of nine delicious native & pastoral honeys
The Team at the Centre is always on hand to greet you, help out with spotting the Queen Bee and to answer any questions that you have about honey or the honey bee!
Why not visit us for a truly have “A sweet experience”
We welcome individuals or tour groups of any size and have a number of options available, from a brief introduction to a fully hosted tour. Check out our website for more details.



The Centre is FREE to visit.

Tour & Group Visit, please phone for pricing options.

Opening Times

Monday – Sunday:                          9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Christmas Day &  Easter Sunday: Closed
ANZAC Day:                                    Open from 1.00 pm

Call Us

P 0800 272 825


66 Arataki Road
Havelock North


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