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The Farm Tour and Sheep Shearing Show ( Rotorua Heritage Farm)

Discover New Zealand's iconic working farm life with an exciting visit to the Rotorua Heritage Farm – an essential Kiwi experience and a must do for visitors and locals alike!

Highlights

  • Experience what a typical New Zealand working farm is like
  • Guided 1.5 hour tour with educational information about the farm
  • See a wide variety of native wildlife and hand feed different farm animals
  • Authentic sheep shearing demonstration with a talk by New Zealand’s top shearer
  • Must see, amusing sheep dog show conducted by a dog handler
  • Great location in the main tourism area of Rotorua

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without a traditional farm experience, and The Rotorua Heritage Farm has been established to showcase just that!

Breathe in the fresh air as you enter and are greeted by a typical farm environment with covered trailers where your exciting 1.5-hour guided farm tour begins.

You’ll love interacting with all the friendly animals – make sure you have your camera ready to snap a selfie! There are so many different varieties, you’ll be spoiled for choice - see alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep, cattle, ponies, deer, ostrich, pigs, chicken, rabbits and more. Your friendly guide will provide educational information, and you can even hand feed the animals!

The sheep shearing demonstration is a highlight, set in our traditional heritage farm shearing shed. One of New Zealand’s top shearers will enlighten you with an educational talk about sheep shearing and you are welcome to ask questions, get up close to touch the wool and take photos.

To top off the experience, you'll be entertained by an amusing sheepdog show conducted under the instruction of an experienced dog handler – it really is a must see!

This is a fantastic idea for all ages, and a must do Kiwi experience!

Adult $58.00
Child $29.00 (5-15 years old)
Family $174.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

What's included

  • Entry to Rotorua Heritage Farm
  • Guided 1.5 hour tour
  • Animal feeding
  • Sheep shearing demonstration
  • Sheep dog show

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • 171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Family Pass is made up of 2 Adults and 2 children.

Available Bookings from August 12 to August 18

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 12 Aug
Thu 13 Aug
Fri 14 Aug
Sat 15 Aug
Sun 16 Aug
Mon 17 Aug
Tue 18 Aug

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.80
  • Child$17.40
  • Family$104.40

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.80
  • Child$17.40
  • Family$104.40

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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Sandy from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2020

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Brilliant

Was awesome loved the tractor ride around the farm we got told what animals were type etc what used for was great to know. We hopped on amd off so we could feed the animals. We saw a work dog round up.sheep followed by sheep sheeting was interesting to see it up close. Our guide was lovely very informative we will definitely do this again.

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Thanks for visiting our farm Sandy and for your awesome feedback our team work hard to give you the best insight into farm life as possible

Amandeep from New Zealand wrote on 09 August 2020

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NZ for the keen kiwi and tourists.

Truly a must see for both, locals and tourists. Feeding animals up close, lots of information and even a sheep shearing show. The tour takes you around to different paddocks via a trailer and stops to engage with different animals. The stagf are friendly the animals are friendlier but the staff also have a sense of humor too which is great.

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Candice from New Zealand wrote on 20 July 2020

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Llama fun!

What a wonderful day out, good humour and lovely interaction with the animals. The host was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

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Yina Wu from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2020

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Great experience

Friendly staff, lovely farm

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Thank you for your feedback Yina it all helps us to improve what we do

Adrian from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2020

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a great place

It was very enjoyable- a relaxed ride through the farm seeing different animals and touching some we have never done before. A big heads up to Winiata our guide- a wealth of knowledge and down to earth so all could understand. I would certainly recommend this to anyone especially families with kids who love animals

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Thank you for your feedback Adrian, Winiata is a great guide and loves to keep people smiling.

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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