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Celebrate Castlepoint’s Rich Agricultural History

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  • Sun 26 Feb ’12, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Castlepoint, Masterton-Castlepoint Rd, Masterton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gold coin: $2.00

As part of the celebrations for the 2012 World Shearing Championships, the wild and isolated coastal community of Castlepoint will take centre stage. On Sunday, February 26th, a series of special events have been planned to celebrate the area’s rich agricultural and maritime history including rare opportunities to drive through the iconic Castlepoint Station and to go inside the 99-year-old Castlepoint Lighthouse.

Timeline of key events for the day:

10.30am – 12pm: Drive through the iconic hill country Castlepoint Station. See first hand the windswept landscape that makes up the historic Castlepoint Station. Gates will be open to the public with entry strictly from the Whareama end of the station (signposted from the Whareama boat ramp). Shingle road suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.

11am – 4pm:Castlepoint Lighthouse open day. A rare and unique experience for the public to see inside the 99-year-old Castlepoint Lighthouse. Entry by gold coin donation.

2pm: Sheep run on Castlepoint Beach. Watch a mob of over 500 sheep being herded along Castlepoint Beach into the 100-year-old Castlepoint Station Woolshed.

3pm: Wool transfer re-enactment. Go back in time and watch an ‘old world’ wool movement from the sea to a bullock team on Castlepoint Beach.

4pm: Celebrity blade shearing competition. A face-off from well known local identities including Sir Brian Lochore.

In addition there will be wool displays, vintage and modern farm machinery and transport on show.

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