Meet the Shamarra Alpacas in Akaroa

Full of attitude, seriously cute and very, very photogenic – come and meet the friendly award-winning Shamarra alpacas! With over 170 grazing alpacas you are guaranteed to make some furry friends while enjoying spectacular sea views. You can even feed the mothers with their young by their side. This provides some amazing close-up alpaca contact and great photos. Aswell as tour the farm take a visit to the shop, exclusively stocking luxurious New Zealand-made Shamarra alpaca knitwear.

Where can I find an alpaca farm in New Zealand?

Just one hour from Christchurch, you’ll find Shamarra Alpaca Farm on the beautiful Banks Peninsula across the harbour from Akaroa.

Your tour starts with a brief introduction to alpacas and their unique and quirky habits. You will be coming into close contact with your newfound friends so we will also give a quick safety briefing with an alpaca in the barn. Award-winning alpaca fleece is on display and you get to feel the incredible cashmere-like softness of superfine alpaca whilst learning about their amazing qualities. You will then walk through an alpaca herd where you can enjoy interacting with these gentle animals while they graze contentedly in their natural habitat.

  • Tour Prices: Summer Special – Adult: $40
  • Child (5-15 yrs): $15,
  • Family Package (2 adults/2 kids) $95
  • Tour times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm


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