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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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Shorter than expected

This show was $12 to get into and was entertaining and informative. Though it barely lasted 30... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Chau N
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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 23 January 2018
Corwin L
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This show was $12 to get into and was entertaining and informative. Though it barely lasted 30 minutes, so I thought the pricing was high for what you got.

Thank Chau N
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

1  Thank Corwin L
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Reviewed 21 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

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Reviewed 22 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!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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