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Something for everyone

Sheepworld is now partially reopen. The Farm Park is open Saturday and Sunday and Queen's Birthday June 1st. Sheep and Dog Show at 11.30 am. See What's On and Events below for up to date info.

Experience NZ rural life for yourself in an authentic setting just 45 minutes from the big city.

Whatever your age and nationality, and whatever the weather, there's always plenty for you at Sheepworld.

New Zealand Farmyard

Explore our lovely NZ Farmyard which is full of friendly animals including mini-horses, donkeys, pigs, emu, alpacas, cows, deer, goats and of course sheep!  Plus many more to learn about, feed and take your selfie photos with.  Don't miss our Animal Encounters most weekends and holidays  - they're  a great chance to learn more about our animals from the Sheepworld staff that care for them.  

Follow the Feedout at 2 pm and watch staff give our animals their daily feed.

Our special mini-farm area is designed with our younger visitors in mind, but everyone's welcome. 

Eco Discovery Trail

A short, easy stroll through beautiful native bush, wetlands and streams. Learn about our New Zealand's unique flora and fauna as you enjoy being immersed in a stunning natural environment.    

Information panels help you understand the New Zealand ecosystem and its challenges, and allow you to identify the plants, trees, and birds around you. 

You might even hear the Tui calling from the treetops.

The NZ Wool Story

The wall panels and exhibits in the New Zealand Wool Story tell of the history and modern day sheep farming, and highlight incredible facts about sheep that not even many farmers know.

Find about different types of wool and their unique qualities. Learn about the amazing products that are created using this most versatile of natural fibres.     

The big screen shows footage and programmes about sheep, sheep farming and wool. Pull up a chair and enjoy for a few minutes before or after the Sheepworld Show.

Eel and Emu Feeding

Eels are amazing creatures, and we've got several of them living in the Sheepworld pond.

Gather at the pond at 1.15 pm daily for an information talk on these slippery native creatures and then have a go at hand-feeding them yourself.

Eel feeding is subject to weather and other seasonal factors. If it's not possible to feed the eels, the emu are waiting eagerly on standby.

What's On and Events

In addition to all the regular attractions and things to see and do, we often have special events and holiday programmes at Sheepworld.

Check out our What's On Page for up to date information on what's happening or coming soon.

What's On & Events



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