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“Very entertaining!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Point Sheep Shearing Show

The Point Sheep Shearing Show
The Point | Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
033195422
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Ranked #18 of 32 activities in Kaikoura
Type: Farms
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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.
Bern, Switzerland
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“Very entertaining!”
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. Very cute!

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A Little Look Into Life On The Farm”
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 took us over to the barn area to meet Ram Man and then talk us through the shearing process. The show was informative and fascinating to watch. It's not everyday you get to see something like this up close.

Peter was a great host who made the shearing fun whilst imparting insightful information about his work. As well as the processes involved in the shearing and farming of the sheep, he also explained the changes that have affected farming in recent times. Diversity such as these shows and the b&b all help the business these days.

If you're in town, then definitely go and see the shearing and meet some of the farms inhabitants.

Visited September 2012
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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“sheep”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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“B&B The Point, Kaikoura”
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!

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“Such an experience!”
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!

Visited October 2012
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