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The Point Sheep Shearing Show

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Address: The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 5422
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Enjoy the atmosphere of an original shearing shed. The show consists of...

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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Beautiful guest house in lovely surroundings!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
MarieChCh2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 close the the seal colony on the Fyffe Quay this was a lovely spot to... More 

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ajijic, Jalisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Great to see so many varieties of sheep. They were so tame Not phased by the dog The shearing was so simple

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

As city folk from the states we don't get much opportunity to see something like this. We enjoyed it. We learned a bunch about shearing and raising sheep in New Zealand. It was both informative and entertaining. It's also pretty cheap. I'd recommend it if you're in Kaikoura.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We really enjoyed the sheep sheering show. We loved meeting Pete's dogs and his sheep. We certainly were up close and personal! He even had a few local reasonably priced souvenirs that we purchased.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

For only 12 dollars you get a personal encounter with the sheep. Pete is awesome, learning you about sheep farming and shearing. You get to feed the sheep, photograph and hang out with the two lovely sheep dogs.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We liked the show, especially feeding the baby sheep. Very informative and gets you close to how local farms are. The owners are very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Cool show - worth the visit! Just pop in on your way to the seal colony and find out the daily show times. It's a really personal thing and you'll make friends with Jed the dog immediately. Very relaxed and enjoyable and not what every tourist in Kaikoura does. Takes about half an hour. We had a good time.

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

What a great show for those who have or have not seen sheep shearing. The chance to feed a lamb and meet the ram. These Drysdale sheep get shorn twice a year which is unusual as most breeds are only done annually. Thanks it was a great show and reasonably priced.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

This is ideal for children - a quirky, only-in-New Zealand sort of attraction. You arrive and are made welcome by the farmer and his dogs. Kids get to bottle-feed a lamb and hand-feed a ram. There is some informative instruction about wool, New Zealand farming, and then a shearing demonstration and an opportunity to pose for hilarious pictures. The personal... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We went to the late afternoon show, and there were only 4 of us. The owner was very friendly, and had no problems answering a range of questions about life and work. We fed a lamb, had some funny photos whilst feeding a ram, and lavished attention on the very appreciative working dogs. The owner was very well informed, and... More 

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