Agrodome, Ngongotaha
(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Rotorua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Agrodome and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We took in the ''Agrodome'' as part of an organised excursion from a cruise ship and it is possibly something that I wouldn't have normally done. As an Australian the farming and sheep scenario is som...  more »
  • Saying that the disappointing show of chasing sheep herding dogs. Stunned. Where is home? It's in Japan at ikaho hot springs near sheep show is much more interesting. Disappointed. Feeling pulled hand-packed. 11-year-old Sheepdog. What cute you are tired. So that was more →. Otoliths only 4 sheep Yes actually. In the Hey!. Aboard a tractor and then sheep, Alpacas are often fun for me, in New York came to New Zealand. Ranch so expect some odor. He went on a tour, so the rug looks good shopping time get cannot be had.
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  • We have been to the Agrodome four times now, taking our International language students, and also overseas visitors. Every visit has not disappointed. We are proud to have such a delightful place to c...  more »
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  • Unforgettable experience! Friendly staff! We had the privilege to have Scott, who demonstrated shearing sheep which was awesome. Especially coming from Hawaii, we definitely don't see that. So that was awesome. Scott was very engaging and funny. Scott also demonstrated herding with his assistants Spark & Blue who were just incredible. It was awesome to witness. Shanel was our guide around the farm and that was another highlight. Especially being able to feed the cows, sheep and deers straight from your hand. In Hawaii we definitely don't see many of these animals so it was a memorable experience. Mahalo Nui Scott & Shanel 🌺
  • The Agrodome makes for a good 3 hour visit where the major attractions are: The Sheep Show & The Farm Tour. There are discounts available through agents and hotels, so don't miss out on that. On the sheep show, you can see the different types of sheep and also witness a live sheep rearing & cow milking session. Lots of photo moments up for shooting there. On the farm tour, you encounter farm animals such as sheep, alpacas, deer and get to even feed them. You can see the olive & kiwi plantations. Overall, it's a really nice place to visit and doesn't take too much time to cover. If you like animals, then you should definitely come here.
  • Was thoroughly entertained. Lots of engagement with the audience and the performances with the farm animals were a delight to watch.
  • Not for everyone, but I liked it. Like stepping back into the 1930's. Fun to see the sheep herded by the dog.
  • Had a fantastic day out at the Agrodome. I certainly didn't expect to be hand feeding cows, sheep, alpacas and lambs by the hundred or picking and eating kiwifruits directly off the vine. The show was energetic and meeting the stars hands on afterwards was a real treat too. Highly recommended to all.