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Huka Honey Hive

65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8553
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lovely and welcoming

The whole shop is a wonderful experience to spend time in and enjoy a warm drink or a delicious... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
eztraveller2
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Melbourne, Australia
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Great!

Visited here yesterday and had a great time tasting the different honeys! Also tasted red mead... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
shadyladynz
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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FREE ENTRY into New Zealand's largest showcase of honey products. Enjoy free tastings of honey, mead, liqueurs and fruit wine while you explore. Immerse yourself in all things honey with live beehive viewing, interactive displays, wellness products, divine honey based skincare and gourmet honey icecream.Our friendly, knowledgeable team look forward to welcoming you to our special place. Open 7 days. A complete honey experience.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The whole shop is a wonderful experience to spend time in and enjoy a warm drink or a delicious treat of gourmet ice cream. There is plenty to learn inside, as well as the opportunity to taste some amazing honey before picking one to buy....More

Thank eztraveller2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday and had a great time tasting the different honeys! Also tasted red mead which was delicious as was the lemon passion curd! Very friendly staff

Thank shadyladynz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon initial entry was immediately taken by its clean, open educational approach . However, having spent over $230 on products , my partner googled the wines on sale, only to find them being sold for half the price I had purchased them. When I later...More

Thank Peter L
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Peter L Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback. I am glad that the experience you had in-store was worthwhile and that you identified some of our key reasons people love to visit our Honey Centre. I have investigated my teams...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in taupo and looking to experience a different side of town. In this hive, you get to learn about bees and honey which they staffs will gladly share their knowledge with you. They also provide free tastings...More

Thank Mantatattoo
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit with us and to give us some feedback. We certainly do focus on giving our visitors a unique experience - being able to see, touch and taste almost all the products in...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

From the reviews I was looking forward to their ice cream. Didn't realize it was Kapiti, which you can get anywhere in NZ. Still good of course, but wasn't local or anything.More

Thank allabouttravel086
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review. As locals it certainly is easy to take what we have here in NZ for granted when it is so easily available, but for those travelling from outside of NZ - Kapiti Ice cream is certainly a wonderful treat. Especially...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit here - the staff were so lovely and friendly and told me all about the way they collect the different types of honey - loved the tasting options - really beautifully laid out ! A great place to visit!More

Thank Sarahwiklund
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We have spent years listening to our customers, trying different things, and acknowledging what they enjoyed most about their visits, which intern sees the layout of the shop, the different activities and experiences to enjoy and even our...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stop at Huka Honey Hive whenever we're in Taupo. They've got a huge range of really interesting NZ honey products, drinks and other yummy treats - you can even try before you buy. It's a perfect place to stop off and grab a few...More

Thank Kirsty H
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Kirsty Thanks for your review, we certainly do try to carry a huge range of NZ Honey, and honey products as well as NZ Made made products, as we aim to meet the need of finding - "something for the whole family". Thanks agains...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

I had a good time here, though it was a short stop on my way to Wellington from Rotorua. They have everything sold made of honey over here. Price wise is also cheaper than any of the places that I went to in New Zealand....More

1  Thank Sha_Mohamed
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hello and thank you for your feedback. We certainly do try and source some of NZs finest honeys, honey products and honey skincare:) and yes, as you mentioned some amazing ice creams for all to enjoy.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

It is very close to Huka Falls. Entry is free, and there are a few displays and a video about honey bees. They sell a lot of honey products, but we had 2 ice creams which were out of this world viz. Honey Almonds and...More

Thank Damanig
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for your review. The Ice Cream is certainly one of the most talked about experiences here at Huka Honey Hive. We are continually looking to increase our facilities and experiences as well as adding to the already large collection of NZ Honeys, Manuka...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a free activity that people of any age would enjoy, see the bees in action and taste the honey and mead, try the hand creams and all the other products available for purchase. It's informative and fun, and a great thing to do,...More

Thank Patsy_nz
Huka_Honey_Hive, Manager at Huka Honey Hive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thanks fro your review. Its great to hear from our customers as they enjoy and become acquainted with our amazing product displays, teams creativity and the enormous unique selection of New Zealand Honey, Meads and skin care all under one roof for all to enjoy.

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