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The Point Sheep Shearing Show

#14 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura Features Animals
The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5422
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No show but still nice to visit

We turned up on the off chance of the late afternoon show but unfortunately it had been cancelled... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Chinacol A
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Shenzhen, China
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All you want to know about sheep!

The Point is a small, family run farm that offers daily demonstrations of sheep shearing. They also... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
MtnCelt63
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Guangzhou, China
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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
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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 16 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
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

Thank Bobajijic
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...More

Thank Larry S
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.

Thank eprVancouver
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.

Thank Linus S
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