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Classic Sheepskin Tannery

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Address: 22 Thames Street | Pandora, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-835 9662
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Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Sheepskin tannery offering FREE tannery tours at 11am and 2pm...

Sheepskin tannery offering FREE tannery tours at 11am and 2pm Monday-Saturday. Great New Zealand sheepskin products all made at the factory ensuring the highest quality.

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They provide a free tour at 11am and 2pm each day to anyone of their back of the factory to explain the process how their sheepskin made even though it was just a very short tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tokutoshi
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have done several skins for me and I've always been impressed with the result. I would highly recommend them to any hunter who is keen on keeping the memory of the hunt after the freezer is long empty. Great work done for a fair price.

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Thank Rob H
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They provide a free tour at 11am and 2pm each day to anyone of their back of the factory to explain the process how their sheepskin made even though it was just a very short tour (within 10mins). They gave us a little off-cut sheepskin as a free gift too. Even though the showroom is not big but still have... More 

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Thank tokutoshi
Tauranga, New Zealand
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175 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you go, check that the factory is actually working on the day you choose to go. We went on a Saturday, but there was no-one actually working there, which rather missed the point. I have been taking overseas visitors there for 30 years now - maybe it's time the place had a spruce up?

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Thank MRS565
Delph, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

So many things you have to pay for in NZ, this tour was free. There were only 4 people on the tour but the guide gave us the full tour and answered all of our questions. I'd lost my sense of smell, but my wife said the tanning process stank. We were offered free samples of wool outcuts at the... More 

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Thank John R
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The interesting thing to know about classic sheepskins is that they are factory retailer. The slippers are made onsite and sold out front in the shop. Anyone who has purchased from a factory before expects not to be slapped with full retail due to their significantly lower overheads, ie zero distribution and transport costs, and zero rental for their floor... More 

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Thank airmikey1
ClassicSheepskins, Manager at Classic Sheepskin Tannery, responded to this review

In the Classic Sheepskins factory shop we carry a mix of first grade slippers, factory seconds, test products, end of line styles. We also carry first grade sheepskins through to seconds, pieces and loads of other products as the result of being a manufacturer. Also in the shop are knitwear products from other companies at standard retail prices. Being 1... More 

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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Wanted slippers made in NZ, not those sold in tourist stores made who knows where. They have a great variety, and the staff was very helpful. Love buying from a small locally-owned business. Highly recommend.

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Thank Vicki L
Masterton, New Zealand
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I am a staunch animal lover so I didnt like the idea of animal skins etc. It was very interesting what they do but I couldnt stomach it! Others in my group loved it so really depends on how you feel about this sort of thing.

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1 Thank EmmaTauranga
Brunswick, Georgia
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We were on tour. The sheepskin tannery was a part of it. It was interesting to see how sheepskins are prepared but walking through the factory may not be for everyone as there are some places with odors that could be objectionable. It wasn't terrible but be ready. You can buy all kinds of sheepskin products but they are not... More 

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Thank Vickie S
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

What sets this apart from all the other sheepskin outlets you see everywhere is that they have scheduled tours of the tannery which is very fascinating! They also have a wide range of other animal skins including goat, buffalo, cow, deer, rabbit etc. The staff were very helpful, informative and friendly.

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1 Thank Poojobby
Union Bridge, Maryland
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is both a factory outlet store here and a tannery. There is nothing fancy about this place. It is a group of industrial buildings in an industrial area. There is off street parking right next yard full of cloths lines full of drying sheep skins. We stopped here because we had heard they have tours of the tannery and... More 

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