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“Sheep shearing ”

The Point Sheep Shearing Show
Ranked #8 of 12 things to do in Kaikoura
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Owner description: 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.
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.

Thank Margaret B
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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 touch is appealing and you are left with a sense of how farming has changed over time in this country (and of how farmers are struggling). Really terrific.

Thank JoiBertwick
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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 for a country that's background and agriculture has involved sheep for so long, this is definately worth the trip

Thank Shannonkarey
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We really enjoyed this little show which is very informative! We got to hold and bottle feed two lambs (1 day old and 5 days old!), pet the very friendly working dogs and learn about different sheep and their wool. A definite must for anyone travelling with kids! Our only complaint was that it felt the tiniest bit rushed, but I suppose that's what inevitably happens when you run the same show twice a day every day. Still good fun and good value for money though. Recommended!

Thank Eilidh R
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We showed up for the late afternoon show and were happy to find out we were the only members of the audience. We got an up-close and personal viewing of the technique used to shear a sheep along with a great commentary by the shearer dude. At the same time, we got some great photos of the activity along with the animal's facial expression. The shearing exhibition was excellent and we also got a lot of information regarding shearing history and New Zealand sheep in general.

Thank Terry S
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