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Sheep & Cattle Farming

We invite you to join us in experiencing the farm, and get a real feel for what station-life in New Zealand is all about.

Explore our beautiful farmland with a knowledgeable guide, learning about Wharekauhau and our historic sheep station.

Our Farm Manager, Bradley Riggs, lovingly cares for the farm and spends most of his days working the land in classic Kiwi style. He loves the wide open spaces and opportunity to create something special with this uniquely wonderful piece of land. When he's not herding cattle and shearing sheep you can find him high in the hill country hunting.

Our farm covers 5,500 acres and is home to a variety of animals, including Angus cattle and 2,500 Romney sheep dotting the emerald-green grass. Our sheep are sheared twice annually, and our Wharekauhau wool is featured in products throughout New Zealand.

A sheep shearing and working dog demonstration is included in the farm tour. Dependent on the workload of the farm, a shearing and dog demonstration may be done on the morning after the main tour.

During the July to September period is lambing season, so there is no shearing. If you're visiting during this time you may have a special opportunity to hand-feed a newborn lamb! 

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