Well, to visit a sheep station take a boat like we did. I’ll explain later. I grew up around a lot of cattle, but certainly not sheep. In New Zealand, there are over 25 million sheep.
We visited the Mt. Nicholas Sheep Station near Queenstown, a station across the lake and only accessible by boat. This is a high country merino sheep farm.
We toured its high mountain pastures
and marveled at its pastoral panoramic views.
Later, we toured their sheep shearing sheds to learn how it’s done.
This is how much is sheared from one sheep.
One sheep followed us around and was quite domestic.
We even fed her.
While we were eating a picnic lunch we watched some men and dogs bring a large herd down from the upper hills.
The wool is shipped from here by boat, and this was also how we arrived and departed.
They demonstrated how a single sheepdog can work a small herd.
We spent most of the day here and especially enjoyed the beautiful scenery.