Rob’s sheep shearing and Sheepdogs on Kangaroo Island An authentic Aussie experience

Kangaroo Island is a beautiful destination just off the south-west coast of Adelaide, with plenty of unique experiences and incredible scenery, this island will ensure that you’ll have an unforgettable holiday.

This incredible island offers long stretches of deserted beach that will leave you speechless as you stroll along the soft sand and breathtaking rock formations that tell the story of thousands of years’ worth of weather. With beaches full of adorable seals and fields where wild kangaroo bounce, there is no shortage of spectacular activities that you can take part in on this island. There is, however, one attraction in particular that everyone should have on their itinerary: Rob’s Sheep Shearing & Sheepdogs.

Robert Howard is a 3rd generation sheep shearer who has been working with Merino sheep for very many years, his expertise and undeniable skill when it comes to handling these beautiful sheep is simply mind-blowing. While sheep shearing may not be the most exciting job in the world, Rob manages to make it not only exciting but extremely entertaining. With his friendly, cheerful smile and the charismatic way in which he holds your attention proves that he is not only a sheep shearer but a true entertainer. Rob’s farm has been in his family since as early as 1883 and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the St Vincent Gulf and the surrounding island.

You will have the chance to watch Rob work together with his well-trained sheepdogs to gather the sheep and herd them towards the barn, as he and his faithful dogs move in unison, this incredible, choreographed dance is truly a sight to behold. Rob’s bond with his dogs becomes immediately apparent as you watch them responding to his every command. Once inside, the shearing begins and you’ll watch as he takes sheep from the pen one by one and shears each of them with incredible speed and precision. You’ll see his skilled hands running through the motions almost unconsciously, shearing each sheep an impressive two minutes. Rob will hook up some of the wool to a wooden spinning wheel where he will proceed to spin it into a fine and even string that will be rolled into a ball of yarn.

Located just minutes from where the ferry docks in Penneshaw, a visit to Rob’s sheep shearing and Sheep Dogs is the ideal way to start out your trip on Kangaroo Island, and an amazingly unique experience to be a part of.