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The Point Sheep Shearing Show

The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 32 Activities in Kaikoura
Type: Farms
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... more » 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. « less
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A short and entertaining visit to the sheep shearing show is definitly a great memory to our 10 weeks in New Zealand. Our children got to feed a little lamb were impressed by the dogs, and all in all had a great experience!

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Went with my family as a teenager. Loved it! Great taste of life in NZ and good to see the sheep up close after seeing so many on the bus tours! We got to feed young lambs with bottles which was amazing and cute, and the show and dogs were great!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Get to see a whole sheep being sheared in about 3 minutes. Get up close with the sheep, learn about the wool and products off it. Also two lovely dogs! $12 for adults may be a bit steep for a 10 minute show but it was quite good fun.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I already went there about seven years ago and it was definitely worth to see it again. Pete is a very funny guy who knows how to entertain eyerybody. During the Show you learn a lot about sheep in New Zealand, but it never gets boring. You also get the opportunity to feed the lambs and take pictures with them.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

After seeing so many sheep and lambs in NZ it seemed only right to pay this place a visit. It was great to meet the sheep, ram, lambs and the dogs, and get a little bit of a taste of life on a farm in NZ. First off we got to feed a couple of the young lambs before Peter... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Didn't really want to go to this, but was persuaded to by my sister, and so pleased that I was. I didn't know there was so many different sheep, or wool come to that. It was, all in all, a very informative and entertaining afternoon.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed at the B&B of Gwenda en Pete, who also does the sheepshearing show twice a day. We had a lovely room and breakfast and really enjoyed our three-day stay with them!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Being in Kaikoura at a time when it wasn't crazy busy made this experience extra special. Got great video of us feedling the lambs - one was just 2 weeks old. Adorable! Fascinating to learn about the shearing of sheep and received a complimentary souvenir. Great value!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We read about this little sheep shearing show in the Lonely Planet Guide and I am so glad we went along!! It was fun - we fed and patted the lambs, we learn't about the different types of sheep and the wool they produce. Peter sheared a sheep for us and introduced us to the dogs - very lovely and... More

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was one of the true highlights of our visit to Kaikoura. Pete the owner was just great and all of the animals were charming and beautiful. Great time - the most gorgeous views in creation. Go to the Marine Museum close-by. Small and cute.

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