Here we are the the Wilderness Lodge at Arthur’s Pass, which was our best stay in NZ. It’s a working sheep and cattle ranch, with owners that are passionate and knowledgeable about the environment. We watched Skip the border collie muster the sheep…amazingly the sheep stayed in a tight little circle long after we and the dog left them in the field. We then picked one lucky sheep to shear with old fashioned scissors. This is fine merino wool…SO soft to the touch! We even pulled the wool over the eyes of the sheep – it can be done!