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Huka Honey Hive

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Well worth a visit

There are some really good exhibits here to explain how bees make honey but the best is the video... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
For the lover of all things Honey

If your a honey person then this stop is a must. Easy access, 10 mins from Taupo and an great range... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Wollongong, Australia
via mobile
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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...more
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65 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8553
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the honey tasting, the lady was friendly and gave us lots of info on the different honeys with no pressure to buy. (But we did). Get shop for gifts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the free honey and Mead samples. After trying the local honey you can't not buy a tub of it. There's tonnes of honey beauty products which are all also available to sample. This place also has a lot of interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellemalpasgreen
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

There are some really good exhibits here to explain how bees make honey but the best is the video with all kinds of interesting facts, you need to be patient watching as it is quite long but worth it. Lovely honey varieties and additional products-...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HelenQM
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

If your a honey person then this stop is a must. Easy access, 10 mins from Taupo and an great range of honey tasting. Tons of products well presented

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DanEames
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We just happened upon the Honey Hive during a brief stay in Taupo and were delighted with what we found. Honey and mead tastings, plus ice cream and coffee and a bunch of bee-related products for sale. Plus a bunch of educational stuff for kids....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It's so nice to be able to try most of the honeys on sale here. We had a ball! It was hard to choose, so we might have to go back and buy some more. I noticed some children enjoying themselves learning about bees -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Did you know honey is linked to honeymoon? Just one of the fascinating facts. A big range of honey and honey products. Look out for NZ famous Manuka honey and check out ambrosia with 23 carat gold flakes. Cafe good especially but brittle biscuits. Enjoy

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet T
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This place is where one can buy honey or honey product. But you can try many honey products for free. There are some unique flavours such as strawberry, lavendar, etc. One shot of mead is free as well. Honey ice cream is on sale.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 27 May 2018

... but ended up spending a fair bit of time trying all the creams and soaps. Then tasting the honey, then tasting the liqueurs and mead. Definitely a fun place to stop at. Bought some Bourbon Bacon Jam!! Yum. And have tried the suggestion of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jacqui W
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We saw this place on the way to Huka falls and stopped for a look. Lots of yummy samples to try including honey mead and liquor (which was quite cheap). The lavender honey was delicious. We saw the bees in their hive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KBlakeNZ
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30 November 2018|
Response from Huka_Honey_Hive | Property representative |
We sell gourmet ice creams from Kapiti (including delicious honey flavoured ones, of course!), fudges, nougats, chocolates and we serve great hot and cold drinks, however we do not have a full cafe on site :-)