Agrodome, Ngongotaha

4.3
Experience life on a New Zealand farm, learn about traditional farming and herding skills, and meet the friendly and cuddly animals at Agrodome. Founded by world-champion sheep shearer Godfrey Bowen back in 1971, the 160 hectare (350 acre) complex serves as both a popular tourist attraction and a fully operating sheep and cattle farm. From the shows displaying various sheep breeds and the clever herding dogs, to the shearing museum and animal nursery, the farm showcases all aspects of rural living in New Zealand. At the farm's kiosk you can find freshly brewed coffee and a selection of snacks. Several ticket packages are available, which you can purchase online. Plan to visit Agrodome and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rotorua attractions using our Rotorua travel route builder website.
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  • My daughter came here when she visited New Zealand years ago and enjoyed it. Before travelling I was looking at the on-line reviews and they were mixed. We decided to give it a try and we really...  more »
  • This was perfect. You sit on benches and the MC brings in all these sheep, one at a time, explains the breed and what its special niche is. Then there is a lot of learning about wool, feeling real...  more »
  • Our tour took us to the show. What a fantastic morning we had. Scott the “ring leader” was very entertaining and his team of sheep and dogs we amazing. There were a bunch of school children also at...  more »
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  • The show is about the different kinds of sheep. Sheep are lovely and cute. They are cheeky as well. Audience has the chance to get up-close and personal with the sheep and other farm animals. There's also a sheep shearing demonstration.
  • Kids had a great time watching the sheep dogs. Cafe was average, skip the Alpaca burger. The sheep shearer bloke was entertaining. Great scenery. Good guide on the farm tour.
  • Charming little attraction, visit was enjoyable with a good show of all the various kinds of farm animals. The sheep dogs were just simply marvelous, obedient and smart. Restaurant is open during business hours, but be prepared to shell out some some savings as the menu prices are steep. The tour around the farm estate was definitely the highlight, with stops in between for animal feeding, honey tasting and picture taking. The manuka honey was absolutely delicious, too bad the gift store was closed when we returned to the entrance, else would sure to have bought a truckload of it.
  • Honestly, I was not expecting to enjoy the show as much as I did. Everyone was so charismatic and energetic. They really got the audience into the events. Being able to pet and interact with the animals was such a pleasure.
  • This was such a fun experience for us as a family. My nephew absolutely loved it. The staff are so friendly and the guy who shears the sheep is so hilarious. We'll definitely be taking more of our family there.

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