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Agrodome

141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, New Zealand
64 7 357 1050
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Ranked #4 of 6 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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Skipton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Overall a good farm show for tourists. We've seen some other similar shows years ago and this one has the more enjoyable host. Although we were expecting more on the dogs part, the ducks were quite funny too. I thing it would be must more memorable if more audiences can have a go at feeding the sheep and milking the... More

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

Thanks for the review Sasha. We are very happy to hear you thought our farm show hosts were enjoyable! You do have to be in quick to participate in the show but it is great that all guests have the opportunity after the show to hop on stage and get up close and personal with our sheep and the lovely... More

Rotorua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow what a great show with real life animals you never know what next they'll bring out on stage or what they will do! But they are all great seasoned performers and take it in their stride dealing with the main host of the show who is funny and knowledgeable can tell he has a soft spot for every animal... More

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

It is fantastic to hear how much fun you had at our show and well done on milking a cow - it is not always as easy as it looks! Our show hosts do have a soft spot for the animals they work with and we are pleased that it comes through to the audience during the shows. When you... More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had an enjoyable hour or so and enjoyed the sheep show. It gave a fascinating and quite humorous insight into the different sheep breeds. Worth a visit.

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

Hi Andrew. Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts. We are really pleased you enjoyed the show and you are right - our show and tour hosts can be very humourous! Safe travels. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We loved it here - we were perhaps the only couple there not on an organised tour and with no children but it was a good couple of hours. We opted to do the tractor farm tour and attend the sheep show. Both were informative as to farming in New Zealand and provided an interesting insight.

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

Thanks for the review - we love it here too! Great that you took the farm tour option as well as the show. You would have walked away with a good understanding of New Zealand farming and agriculture. It is lambing time now as well so we hope you managed to see alot of our new little arrivals! We hope... More

Singapore, Singapore
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was reluctant to go, after all what's the big deal about looking a someone milking cows and sheep shearing. But it was very educational. Glad we went. Had a good laugh watching the show. Enjoyed the farm tour very much, never been so close to cows and sheep. Seriously the animals look like giants next to me. The farm tour... More

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

Hello Cara, Thank you for the great review - you are right, the show and the tour are a surprise and you can certainly get very close to all of the animals.....and kiwi(fruit) in the orchards! We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you can return to see us again some day. More

Ahmedabad
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A perfect place to see 19 breed of sheeps. It shows sheep shaving. also shows a wool and a wool product. a show take an hour time.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the Agrodome! More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is an awesome one hour show providing all ages a taste of rural life and an insight into our sheep and dairy industry. The showman is a professional and hilarious into the bargainl As the 19 different breeds of sheep take their stand on the stage he talks about their purpose to the industry; whether they are bred for... More

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

Thanks for your review. We certainly provide a great cross-section of rural life here in NZ and our 19 breeds of sheep are exceptionally well trained to be advocates for their species! We hope to see you again in the future! More

Staten Island, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This show is very entertaining and informative. The animals even seemed to have a sense of humor, I loved the dogs and cows! Since I'm a city girl I didn't really like the smell, but it's a farm so obviously that's a stupid complaint. We didn't get to see the rest of the farm, just the show but I definitely... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. The show is certainly very fun and educational as well. I agree with you on the sense of humour -one of my favorites is Jimmy Cheviot Ram that waves to the crowd. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday! More

Mersing, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The show was hilarious and entertaining as the animals were well trained. It was informative too. The farm was big and able to give a memorable experience to the visitors.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at our farm. We love hosting guests here at the Agrodome and are very pleased you enjoyed your time here. Come again! More

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