Agrodome

Agrodome, Ngongotaha: Hours, Address, Agrodome Reviews: 4.5/5

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
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Sandra
Kerikeri, New Zealand1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
What an awesome facility this is and it must have been so hard during lockdown and traffic light restrictions to just keep going.
Very clean and tidy facilities with a large auditorium to entertain the visitors.
We were only a small crowd today but a very appreciative one. The kids had a ball and audience participation was a lot of fun.
Highlights were pretty much everything on offer and who knew we had so many different breeds of sheep in NZ
Thank you Scott, you are hilarious and we enjoyed the show very much. Get out there fellow kiwis and tour your own backyard.
Written 27 April 2022
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Jennifer T
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Watched the farm show. Absolutely loved it! Awesome host, friendly staff. A lot to learn about the farming life. Very interactive.
Written 5 February 2022
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Serajis
Rotorua, New Zealand71 contributions
Jan 2022
Amazing farm activity-especially for kids. The visit started with a farm show, where the host was very entertaining and introduced variety of farm animals, from various breeds of sheep, cow, dogs. She also invite few audiences to milk the cow on stage. The show included a live sheep shearing, dog sheparding. At the we joined a farm tour, where we were showed several farm animal and feed them .We enjoyed everything.
Written 23 January 2022
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C G
Houston, TX7 contributions
Oct 2019
I would go back in a heartbeat. This was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip to New Zealand in Sept 2019. We learned about the different types of sheep as they marched on stage and took their places. We witnessed a sheep being sheared, and much more. Loved the sheep dogs which demonstrated herding on stage (with ducks due to size). It may sound like a kiddie show, but it was way more fascinating and enjoyable than that. Get there early.
Written 23 September 2020
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Mereana
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand4 contributions
Oct 2019
Went here for our tourism class. And honestly hands down was a awesome experience. I went not knowing what we were going into but left feeling so full of happiness seeing all the Animals sheep’s I even won a sheep teddy bear for answering one of the questions right. Awesome experience.
Written 25 August 2020
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muzzo
2 contributions
Jan 2020
yung muzz does recomend and found the shearing bloke very attractive. I would recommend this to people who are attracted to the sheep species. Love from muzzo the peddo
Written 2 June 2020
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ943 contributions
May 2019
You can learn all about one of the main industries in New Zealand. The show is awesome. There’s tourist galore but still worth it.
Written 26 April 2020
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AnnaJ1345
Auckland197 contributions
Nov 2019
If you are an animal lover, nature and farm lover this is definitely a place to visit. You will learn about sheep shearing, herding dogs, milking cows and etc in a fun, entertaining live show setting. From bottle feeding spring lambs, getting close to sheepdog of the day, and taking picture with vast variety of different sheeps such as merino, Agrodome Sheep Show presents a fantastically fascinating performance.
But hold on, this show will never be complete without doing Farm Show. The pleasure of feeding the most amazing friendly creatures such as Alpaca, tasting and learning about New Zealand Manukau Honey, fresh juices and fruits are just small part of this incredible fun journey which can't be fully explained till experienced.
Written 26 April 2020
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan759 contributions
Feb 2020
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 enjoyed it. The facility is on a very large piece of land. They have a large parking area that is free of charge. We only booked the Farm Show and found it very entertaining. The presentation was done is English but they do have head-sets where you can select a different language. The area where the show is performed is extremely large, but do make sure to arrive early and get a good seat. When we were there they had a good number of tour buses visiting. They do project the activity taking place on stage to a large screen so you can use that to enhance your viewing experience. Before the show starts the sheep are in completely accessible enclosures running along both sides of the stage, so you can get some very good photos. The gentleman that presented was very witty and made the show extremely enjoyable. They have other things to see in this area as well, such as the baby animals, gift shops and a nice café. They also offer a Farm Tour, which we did not go on since we were pressed for time. I would definitely recommend this attraction, especially for families. Make sure you check the show times before going since the number of shows vary at different times of the year.
Written 19 April 2020
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Helmut K
Wagga Wagga, Australia102 contributions
Mar 2020
The sheep show was great. I was amazed how interesting sheep shearing can be. But it was not sheep shearing only, there was a lot of background information about different breeds of sheep and work at a farm. It is worth to visit this place.
Written 11 April 2020
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