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The Point Sheep Shearing Show

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The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5422
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A little taste of sheep farming in New Zealand!

This is such a fun little show! The owner of this small sheep farm in New Zealand spreads out his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corwin L
Opportunity to learn about sheep in the land of sheep

As a first time visitor to NZ and someone who knows very little about any type of farming, I had so... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Anne H. H
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Enjoy the atmosphere of an original shearing shed. The show consists of hand feeding our drysdale Ram ??? Ram-Man??? (who is very photogenic) watching a sheep being shorn, the wool being sorted and pressed. This is followed by a general discussion giving information about sheep shearing, sheep breeds and wool types. Hold a shearing hand piece, old blades shears and Ram horns. During spring you can touch, hold and feed a lamb. Time 30 minutes.
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The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5422
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a fun little show! The owner of this small sheep farm in New Zealand spreads out his sheep shearing so he can sheer two a day for the tourists all year long. It is a very genuine experience as the owner has...More

Thank Corwin L
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

As a first time visitor to NZ and someone who knows very little about any type of farming, I had so many questions about sheep when in this country full of them. Yet, shockingly, there seem to be virtually no opportunities for tourists to interact...More

1  Thank Anne H. H
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

What a great little show, Peter has got this down to a tee! Do yourself favour and see it if passing through Kaikoura. We also fed a 2 day old lamb and petted some 3 month old lambs too. Just great!

Thank benjones1047
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Host was friendly. Casual atmosphere. Host presented information in a very interesting way, explained the sheep industry, gave the kids small samples, got to try lanolin lotion, bottle fed lambs, pic opportunities. Fun for kids and adults.

Thank JenD99
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We turned up on the off chance of the late afternoon show but unfortunately it had been cancelled for a last minute emergency - however the owners were very nice to show us around, give the kids some of the wool sheared earlier in the...More

Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Point is a small, family run farm that offers daily demonstrations of sheep shearing. They also provide some background on the history and types of sheep found in NZ. The owners are helpful, patient and very willing for us to interact with the sheep!

Thank MtnCelt63
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Such an amazing experience. Fabulous hospitality and super interactive. We loved learning all about the wool and the sheep. We even got to bottle feed a little lamb which was absolutely adorable.

Thank Jessie C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went today with a couple of mates from the uk to show them around. What a great setup he has. Not only did he show the kiwi hospitality with they way he trusts everyone, but also with a lot of hands on experiences that they...More

Thank Jesse F
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is one of the things that is open post earthquake (and so much is closed). The farmer is full of information about wool and yields from various breeds of sheep in New Zealand. At the beginning you can pet a lamb and he'll allow...More

Thank WhiskeyGirlDublin
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our one night stay here was very enjoyable and we would recommend it to anyone. The accommodation was lovely and the proprietors were very friendly and welcoming. We attended the sheep shearing show whilst staying at the accommodation, which was enjoyable and interesting. Being very...More

Thank MarieChCh2016
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