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Experience of the Week: Agrodome Farm Tour New Zealand
Go off-road today on this back-country rural adventure. If you're a city dweller (like us) then this is the experience for you!
What is the Experience?
Go off-road today on this back-country rural adventure. If you're a city dweller (like us) then this is the experience for you! With lush rolling hills and clear country air, the Agrodome Farm has a storybook feel. From the back of a comfortable farm bike you’ll see fluffy white sheep and black and white cows, goats, ducks, orchards and a working wool shed. You’ll be guided by a real kiwi farmer and learn all the ins and outs of life on the land. We should also mention the mud (not so ‘storybook’) - but come on, what kind of farm would it be without mud? Much more authentic, we say!
Where is it located?
You’ll find the Agrodome and iconic Farm Show just off State Highway 5 – only 25 minutes North of Rotorua. Head towards the town of Ngongotaha and you’ll see them at 141 Western Road.
Who would enjoy this?
Do your children want to know where the wool for their jumpers come from? Where the milk they drink in the morning originates? Maybe they’ve never been on a working farm or maybe you have never been on a working farm! A big part of New Zealand culture - this tour is a fun way to see what happens in the country. For anyone wanting to experience farm-life, four-wheel driving and not afraid of getting a little muddy!
Godfrey Bowen a 1970 world champion sheep shearer produced a show to represent New Zealand at the World Expo in Japan. The show was such a success that Godfrey and his fellow farmer George Harford made a permanent home for it at Agrodome in 1971.
The Agrodome farm has also won several awards as New Zealand’s Best Visitor Attraction.