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Agrodome

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Address: 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-357 1050
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Agrodome is one on New Zealand's most loved tourist attractions....

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 Farm & Orchard Tour for a hands-on experience with a variety of farm animals including Cattle, Deer, Alpaca, Ostrich, Sheep and much more. You will also visit the Education Centre 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. This all weather attraction is open 365 days of the year from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

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A blast from the past!

26 years ago, I visited the Agrodome on my last visit to New Zealand. I'm delighted to say that it has hardly changed at all in the intervening years! The gift shop is bigger... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sheila_Craig
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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

26 years ago, I visited the Agrodome on my last visit to New Zealand. I'm delighted to say that it has hardly changed at all in the intervening years! The gift shop is bigger and there is more to see outdoors, but the Farm Show is just as it was back then and I have to say doesn't need improving.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really a good experience watching the farm show. displaying the full range of sheep species, it was an eye opener! Host was really entertaining with his jokes and we were all allowed on stage after the show to pat and take photos with the sheep and dogs

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled with GreatSights Tour from Auckland to Agrodome Farm today, it was the second stop after Waitomo Glowworms Cave. It's a Lovely Sunny Sunday! Our guide is very friendly & informative, after viewing the demonstration on sheep shearing by the guide himslef, we proceeded to a sheepdog show outdoor at a special ring~ Dot the sheepdog is very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning place for tourists and locals. The sheep show is a must. The farm tour is entertaining and fun. The grounds are well kept and a great place for a picnic.

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Thanks for the review :) More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is showmanship at its best. I had no idea there were so many breeds of sheep and that I would be so interested to learn about them. From start to finish it is engaging, entertaining and informative. Loved the dogs!!

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Glad you enjoyed the show! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we read the name Agrodome we weren't sure what to expect. However it was a great experience. We found it both entertaining and educational. We did the Show and the Tour and enjoyed both. In addition there was lots of other things to see before and after the Show and Tour.

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Glad you had a good time at the Agrodome :) More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Agrodome near Rotorua and saw the sheep show. It was great! New Zealand is known for sheep. This show, about an hour long tastefully tells the story of how the industry works. You get to see a lot of sheep. They bring 19 breeds of sheep on stage. Each has its own pedestal. They are quite relaxed... More 

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Thank you for your review :) More 

Fairview Park, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Demonstrations and facilities are good. Fortunately is indoor. Rain was a big problem the week I spent in Rotorua. The great number and variety of sheep in New Zealand makes this a needed show

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Glad you enjoyed the show :) More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait almost 2 hours until the show started and as it was raining, we basically sat in the auditorium with little to do. Our daughter was disappointed with the 'animal babies'...4 year old sheep and a very sad year old pup who didn't lift its poor head. Oh and 2 rabbits... The show was okay, but it... More 

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Kia ora, thank you for taking time to leave a review. We have three farm shows per day at 9.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm. We have recently added two brand new activities to the Agrodome, our Back Country Adventure and our Clydesdale experience to ensure our customers have plenty of options between shows. At the moment our animals nursery is home... More 

Catalina Island, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband wasn't sure about stopping at the Agrodome on our way to Tairua but I insisted because I love animals. Wow! We were both so happy with the choice and ended up spending the entire morning there. I highly recommend you take the tractor pulled ride into the pasture first thing in the morning while the animals are hungry... More 

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That's great that you stopped to check us out! Glad you had a good time :) More 

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