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“Entertaining show for all ages”
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Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In the heart of 350-acres of lush farmland, yet only 10 minutes from Rotorua city centre, you’ll find New Zealand’s Agrodome. Join us for a unique New Zealand farm experience! For over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals… and you! You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. After the show you can visit the Farmyard Nursery, which is home to our cutest baby animals who are available for cuddles and photos! There are three exciting shows a day at 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm. Plus, if you really want to explore the Agrodome 350-acre working farm then join our Farm Tour. During this guided tour, you'll get to hand-feed loads of friendly animals including Romney sheep, cattle, deer, llamas, ostrich, pigs and alpaca! You’ll also sample delicious kiwifruit juice and honey from our land. Tours depart daily at 10.40am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm and 3.40pm.
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is well worth the visit. The presenter is highly entertaining and highly skilled. Gift shop has quality items at reasonable prices. Wish I had done the farm tour too. Will do it next time.

Thank mitch58
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

I visited the Agrodome with a Great Sights coach tour from Auckland to Rotorua. It was interesting hear about the history of one of New Zealand's most important industries and who doesn't enjoy playing with farm animals? It was definitely enjoyable to watch the children on the tour interacting with the animals.

The staff and guides were knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

I really have no complaints about the Agrodome per se, but given the choice, I would have preferred to skip it to allow more time at other stops on the tour.

If you have children you should definitely take them here!
If it's included in a tour with other things you really want to see, and can't get those things somewhere else, well, there are worst places to spend some time.
Otherwise, I wouldn't bother spending the time here.

Thank AuroraLee1013
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Good place to enjoy watching the sheeps, cows, ducks and dogs entertain. Firstly the show was about how many breeds of sheep existed ( There was this Merino and drysdale which were soo woolly). Next is the shearing and we get to feel the raw wool. Then came where the dogs took care of ducks. the cow milking procedure. Young kids were called on stage to feed milk to fawns and baby lambs. Pretty to watch. there was the scene where the dogs sat on top of the hefty sheep too. Overall the show kept me glued to stage. After teh show, we had a chance to take pictures with the sheeps closely. It was my first experience to touch a fat sheep :) They do have souvenir shops. and apart from the show, there were grazing llamas and other animals, which we explored around.

Thank AishwaryaOnAStroll
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

For people that have once in their lives been in a farm, the visit was just a repetition of what one would have seen before. The sheep show was good but a little too short (45 min.). Worth going but I wouldn´t expect too much...

Thank Mauriciogold
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our nieces loved this place as they got to play with baby goats, lambs & young fawns. They also got to go up on stage and have their photo taken with all the sheep breeds and pat the dogs. The show was great and very funny and entertaining for both young and old. They cater for a number of nationalities with headphones for them to listen to the show in their language.

Well worth a visit.

Thank Angela C
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