Queenstown, South Island

Buzzstop Learning all about bees

Buzzstop - Learning all about bees

Buzzstop Honey Tasting - Can you tell the difference?

Buzzstop - It's time to create!

Buzzstop - The place to have a Birthday Party!

Buzzstop - Can I have a go?

Buzzstop - Honey Shop, local honey and gifts

Buzzstop - Honey Bee up close and personal

BuzzStop - A hive of activities at this one stop Honey Centre!

Step into the magical world of Bees! The whole family will get a real buzz in the delightful space we have created - learn, delight, and get stuck in this unique interactive experience (seriously the kids won't want to leave!). Dress up in a beekeepers suit on one of our tours, learn to spin honey on another or get crafty making Beeswax candles and soap - and after all that browse through our honey store, grab a coffee and something yummy to eat and kick back in our 'Bees nest' - our sunny garden (playhouse and trampoline included) - or in the charm of our renovated retro wool shed. Browsing families welcome, just bring the swarm in anytime for a snack and a FREE look at our active observation hive. 

 

Experiences

Spin-Your-Own-Honey                         Suitable for any age

A hands-on, fun and educational experience that's great for families. Learn about bees and get sticky with this fully interactive activity, extracting and bottling your very own jar of kiwi honey to take away with you valued at $10 – you can even add a personalised label featuring yourself!
Cost: Adults: $69, Child (under 15) $59, Extra child (under 15) $49, Family (2+2) $256
Duration: 70 minute experience
Times: daily 10.30am
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Let's Make It!           All ages – perfect for presents or parties!

Hands-on-fun as you make a selection of beeswax candles, honey soap and beeswax wraps to take home with you (materials alone are valued at $20). Choose from our range of candle / soap moulds, bases and ingredients to create your own masterpieces from natural ingredients. Your guide will help you create and handcraft your own beeswax candles and honey soap. We supply safe, ready-to-use ingredients including liquid beeswax, sheets of solid beeswax foundation, soap bases, wicks, molds and travel tins required to craft your own masterpieces.
Cost: $49 per person, you make and keep around $35 worth of crafts.
Duration: 60 minute experience
Times: daily 7 days a week.
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Bee-a-Beekeeper (*seasonal)           Suitable for ages 6 years+ 

Put on your bee suit, slip on your gloves (all provided) and join one of our experienced Bee Keepers to open and work an active Hive!
Discover the inner workings of these amazing colonies, and their importance to our global food chain. Learn about the secret life of bees and how to help bees in your own backyard.
Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: adult: $79, child (under 15) $69, extra child (under 15) $62, family (2+2) $296
Times: 2.30pm daily (*November to April – weather dependant), on demand at other times for family groups.
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Birthday Parties - are our speciality! 

Children absolutely LOVE our Birthday party experiences! (Minimum number 6). Prices from $19 per child.  Let us work with you to design a multi-activity day or just do one activity and let them free play outside – use of our function room is FREE.
We can make it easy for you by catering and decorating the room for you or just DIY if that works better for you!
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Shop

Taste and purchase a fantastic selection of kiwi honey; including local raw honey, premium active manuka honey, and artisan/craft honey from all corners of New Zealand. Our retail area has a wide range of New Zealand manuka honey and honey-related products including skincare, beeswax candles, sweet treats, beekeeping equipment, gift ware and delicious local honeys. 

Relax.....
Buzzstop Cafe          Open daily 9am - 3pm

Bee enchanted by our honey-inspired menu. Buzzstop's cafe is a warm and cozy haven on winter days, and in summer there is plenty of outside seating and space for your kids to run free! Free wifi. Plenty of parking available for cars and buses. Relax and enjoy a ROAR coffee (Lumsden's finest), tuck into a famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pie, or be dazzled by our scrumptious Belgian Waffles drizzled with honey. 

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
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  • Dunedin
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  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.