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#2 of 26 things to do in Warkworth Features Animals
324 State Highway One, Warkworth 0981, New Zealand
+64 9-425 7444
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Amazing experience

I brought a group of family and friends with young children (4 to 9 year olds) who were here from... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Jerry K
via mobile
Very authentic NZ

The show was very interesting and amazing to see how the farmer and the dogs worked so... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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Sheepworld is New Zealand’s Sheep and Wool Centre. In twice-daily live demonstrations the dogs round up and bring in the sheep, which are then sorted and shorn. Our Wonderful Wool multimedia exhibition then explains how the fleece is turned into an amazing variety of products, many of which are on sale in our store. There’s also an eco-discovery stroll through native bush, a natural adventure playground, a farmyard full of animals and an on-site cafe. Suitable for all ages.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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324 State Highway One, Warkworth 0981, New Zealand
+64 9-425 7444
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I brought a group of family and friends with young children (4 to 9 year olds) who were here from Malaysia on holiday and they absolutely love it! The kids (and adults) got to shear a sheep and bottle feed lamb, an experience they will...More

1  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The show was very interesting and amazing to see how the farmer and the dogs worked so intelligently on the task of bring the sheep in. I loved watching the behaviour of the sheep and the dogs. the farmer knew so much stuff. Thanks

Thank smaxcollins
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We all agreed the show was the highlight for us, lots of laughs and learnt heaps. My daughter and I especially loved seeing the dogs have a great time doing their stuff. After the show we walked around the small farm and fed the animals,...More

Thank Dezigner07
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I can't believe that people here write about "animal loving"... These people treat animals like objects... Not only the sheep who are pulled around very hard and live in constant fear of the dogs and the humans... also one of the dogs we saw (I...More

Thank Alexander R
Sheepworld, Manager at Sheepworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Were were disappointed to read your opinions and would like to bring some things to your attention. Our staff are highly trained and their prime concern at all times is the welfare and treatment of our animals. We voluntarily undergo a full monthly inspection of...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the live demonstrations and atmosphere. A real farm feel with the opportunity to be up close to sheep and other farm animals. The feeding of the lambs with baby bottles was delightful! Angus was very knowledgable and could answer any question we threw...More

Thank rawacho
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place is located just off State Hwy #1 just a few kilometers from Warkworth. It consists of a small animal farm, a large well stocked gift shop, a nice cafe plus they do an excellent display of sheep shearing twice a day. It was...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A guide is ideal to have the guidance of real professionals who have patience and good humour. In particular the shearing operation by a person who has an affinity for animals and the different breeds and their characteristics. The sheep dogs are amazing how they...More

Thank Johan C
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Sheepworld was a place much more enjoyable than I expected. I went there with my friend early in the morning. The bus ride to and fro Sheepworld alone was worth it; as it was quite scenic. The place was engaging right from the start; whether...More

Thank vsurya
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Got here about an hour before closing so missed all the shows but an hour was enough for my 3 yr old. She thoroughly enjoyed feeding all the different animals (sheep, alpacas, pigs, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, bunnies, etc.) and the short forest walk (10...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This kid selected activity became a highlight of our stay in New Zealand. They offer a reasonable family package. The show is outstanding featuring herding, shearing, sorting, and lamb feeding. John. the sheepherder conducting the show, was extremely knowledgable and personable. The associated farm has...More

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Kristen M
Approximately how long is the sheep/dog show?
20 March 2016|
Response from Sheepworld | Property representative |
The show lasts approximately one hour.