Story: Sheep farming

Sheep tourism

Sheep tourism

Shelves of sheep paraphernalia (left) are on sale to tourists at Walter Peak Station, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, near Queenstown. Visitors to the station can also have a close encounter with a sheep (right). Internationally New Zealand is known for its high numbers of sheep, and its economy based on sheep farming. Tourists are often keen to visit farms where they can see farm dogs mustering sheep and buy sheepskin rugs or other sheep-related products.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Importance of the sheep industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015