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Agrodome

141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, New Zealand
64 7 357 1050
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Ngongotaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Farms
Owner description: The Agrodome is one on New Zealand’s most loved tourist attractions. Located just 10 kms north of the Rotorua CBD, the Agrodome is home to the multi... more » Owner description: The Agrodome is one on New Zealand’s most loved tourist attractions. Located just 10 kms north of the Rotorua CBD, the Agrodome is home to the multi award winning Sheep Show . This famous Rotorua attraction features live sheep shearing, 19 breeds of champion rams, cow milking, lamb feeding, dog demonstrations as well as a full New Zealand dog trial. There are three exciting shows a day at 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm. Each Sheep Show is an hour duration.Also join the Organic Farm Tour for a hands-on experience with a variety of farm animals including Cattle, Deer, Alpaca, Bison, Ostrich, Sheep and much more. You will also visit the Organic Orchard for honey and kiwifruit juice tasting. The Farm Tours depart daily at 10.40am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm and 3.40pm.Complete your Agrodome experience with a visit to the Woollen Mill and Shearing Shed to see the full process of wool from the Sheep’s back to yours. The Farmyard Nursery is also a must see with baby animals available for cuddles and photos year round.After a full-on day of farm fun, ensure that you grab a souvenir to remember your visit from our fabulous gift store the Dog and Whistle . With a great range of New Zealand, Rotorua and Agrodome quality souvenirs you find something you can treasure forever. Or take a break in the Station House Café , with great views of the Farm, there is a delicious range of café style food available and great coffee!Just minutes from the Agrodome you will find a thrilling range of Adventure activities from Bungy jumping to Zorbing and jet boats to name a few.Just 15 minutes north of Rotorua CBD, this all weather attraction is open 365 days of the year from 8.30am to 5.00pm. « less
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Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best way to enjoy this trip is to get the ticket for farm show and farm tour! We covered basically all parts of the Agrodome with this ticket price and enjoyed it thoroughly - even as adults!

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved the farm show (fed a baby lamb), learned a lot, and had an enjoyable happy time! Got to see all the different sheep up close and learn about the different breeds. The farm tour was amazing...saw animals in their paddocks, kiwi fruit on the vine, tasted kiwi wine and manuka blend honey. Gift show reasonably priced and good diversity... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ok so I was a bit skeptical at first, but that was freaking awesome! I milked a cow! And touched a bunch of sheep and lambs and fed an alpaca! Very fun :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My partner and I took my 10 year old daughter and her friend for her birthday. Karl the show presenter was the perfect showman. Excellent audience involvement and great with the kids. Value for money 10 out of 10. Must see.

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the time it takes to post your thoughts and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time at the show. Karl will be pleased to hear your comments about him also - he is a great host! More

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I took my kids (4 and 6) and they loved the Farm Show. Really well done, professional but with that laid-back Kiwi humour. Little kids will love the nursery (entrance from main auditiorium) and look out for other animals outside (we grass fed some Shetland ponies near carpark).

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

Laid-back kiwi humour - that is what we are all about! Thanks very much for your review, we are proud of our show and the opportunity it gives us to educate visitors about NZ's agricultural history. Great too that the Pony's got a mention - they are usually just beside the car-park and love a bit of attention. Hope to... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had the best time here! Their sheep show is wonderful and entertaining with each sheep having its own unique personality. Lots to learn and some wonderful surprises along the way. Their farm tour is also worthwhile, take in beautiful landscapes and get up close to feed sheep, lambs, alpacas, see impressive beef cattle and deer and had my first ever... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

You certainly get an "up-close" experience at the Agrodome! Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts, Its great to hear you took the farm tour and tried our kiwifruit wine as well. Safe travels and we hope to see you back in NZ again soon! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Being a kiwi I wasn't too sure about the show, however, I was blown away and absolutely loved it - would recommend to all! Farm tour was great, fantastic for international visitors!

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Agrodome experience. It is great fun doing both the show and the tour and the interaction with the animals is a surprise for most visitors - it really is a very up-close and hands-on experience! Hope to see you again soon! More

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I went in July and it's winter in NZ, it's a bit cold and rainy some days. The tour was at outdoor so summer time might be better. During the tour, the guide told us about the habit of different kinds of animals. We got to feed the Al paca and sheeps (if they don't run away from you), hand-pick... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Agrodome and Thank you very much for taking the time to post a positive review. It is winter in New Zealand at the moment so you are right, it can be a little cold during the farm tour. Our farm show is all inside and undercover while the farm tour... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Loved the show and the petting area. Kids particularly enjoyed being able to go in with the lambs. Very entertaining way to spend a rainy morning in Rotorua.

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at the Agrodome - you are right! We are a fantastic rainy day option and with the petting zoo, the show and the farm tour you can stay dry and under-cover while still getting up close and personal with our lovely animals. We hope to see you at the... More

Skipton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As part of an organised shore excursion from a ship berthed in Auckland we went to Rotorua for the day and a visit to the Agrodome was included. We arrived in time for the sheep show and we're not disappointed - the host was excellent and all the different sheep were fabulous - they were definitely the stars of the... More

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shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Agrodome, responded to this review

Thanks Sue! Happy to hear that we come "highly recommended" and that you enjoyed the show and the 'up-close' opportunities that it offers our guests. The farm dogs are definately my favorite as well - they just LOVE their job and it shows! Wishing you safe travels! More

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