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Sheepworld

Address: 324 State Highway One, Warkworth 0981, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 4257444
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Warkworth
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: Sheepworld is New Zealand’s Sheep and Wool Centre. In twice-daily live demonstrations the dogs...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
Owner description: 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
54 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I can't report on the food (it was lunch time but I was not enticed by the looks of the sad pies available); I didn't see the sheep show (a family with young children were over the top thrilled with it); but I DID shop at the Ecowool shop and I DID buy two Sheepskins. Prices in the shop were... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

this was so entertaining and fun. I was captivated from start to finish! Watching the dogs work the sheep was fascinating - they are all about their job, and they seem to love it. We watched shearing and learned about how it's done properly, and why it's important for the sheep AND the farmer. There's a fun animal farm with... More 

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We enjoyed SHeepworld with our tots, lots to see, we had a voucher which made it worth it, the cafe doesnt have a menu, just a few items in the fridge and they were small, overpriced and not tasty

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Sheepworld, Manager at Sheepworld, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Sheepworld, and thanks for your 5 star rating. We are a bit disappointed that you felt that the cafe was "bad". It's important to realise that we provide a snack service for visitors, not a full service café/restaurant, with a selection of filled rolls, home-baked savouries and cakes etc available from the... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The title says it all. :-) Was about to drive guests to Rotorua to have a must-do-when-in-NZ experience: sheep shearing. Shortage of time (and the thought of driving round trip) made me explore some options. A friend recommended Sheepworld. It may not be comparable to Rotorua's but it delivered more than expected. We came home happier and more knowledgeable after... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was one of the best shows we have ever seen. The host was very informative and entertaining. We learned so much! Ey shear the sheep up close so you can see everything. Loved feeding the lambs at the end of the show

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Kids had a great time feeding the animals. Plenty of safe areas for them to run around. The show is the most entertaining and informative I've seen in farming "thanks Rob, Dakota, Jess and Coco". My family loved it, 2 grandies, 3 adults and 4 kids. The cafe will give you coffee in exchange for money but the friendly laugh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Rob's discussion of how he trains his dogs should be learned by everyone who owns a dog.the quiet smal dog quickly got the sheep into the paddock. The other barking dog got them moving through the counter/ sorter. I learned about shearing, the need for shearing and the issue of maggots. A great show! There is also a cafe and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent set up with a fantastic selection of animals and facilities. This was topped of by a very informative and unique dog/sheep show. Hats off to the person who ran the show (11 Oct), i would highly recommend him. Even kept a 2.5 y/o entertained for the entire show. Look forward to going back.

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sheepworld is a fun place to stop either on your way South to Auckland or to Northland. There are plenty of animals to see, feed and pet, along with a shearing show and working sheepdog exhibition. The cafe has great food and the shop has wonderful sheepskin and merino products as well as New Zealand souvenirs, jewellery and skin care... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had so much fun, great show seeing working dogs bring the sheep in, watching a sheep get a haircut n feeding the lambs. John the sheerer was really funny and entertaining. Would recommend this place for all ages.

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