Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours


Wildlife Attractions Tours For Kids Culture and Heritage

Visit an award winning alpaca herd, in the stunning setting of Akaroa.

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a place of warm hugs and postcard-perfect surroundings, welcome.

A Shamarra Alpacas Farm Tour is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with alpacas, learn about this loving animal, and create some memories with friends and family in a stunning location.  You’ll find your new furry friends here in beautiful Akaroa Harbour on the slopes of an extinct volcano and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills.

Shamarra Alpacas is just over an hour’s drive from Christchurch, and only a 20 minute trip from the historic seaside village of Akaroa.  We are open year round, with the scenery changing beautifully through each season and the alpacas staying cute throughout.

Owners, Frank and Anya have farmed alpacas since they moved to New Zealand from the Caribbean in 2004 and are always keen to share their knowledge and love for their animals with visitors.  Anya, in particular, knows the name of each alpaca and can reveal a little about their personalities.

About The Tour:

  • Your tour starts with a brief introduction to alpacas and their unique and quirky habits including a quick safety briefing with an alpaca in the barn for demonstration.
  • An award-winning alpaca fleece is on display, and you’ll get to feel the incredible cashmere-like softness of superfine alpaca whilst simultaneously learning about its amazing qualities.
  • You will then walk you through the alpaca herd where you can enjoy interacting with these gentle animals while they graze contentedly in their natural habitat.  While doing so, you’ll also see the sustainable farming practices first hand.
  • Feed the mothers with their young by their side. This provides some amazing close-up alpaca contact and great photos of the cutest of cute.
  • Take advantage of the views across Akaroa harbour which offer endless photo opportunities.
  • At the end of your tour, enjoy a beverage and one of our famous home-baked cookies.
  • You’ll then be able to browse the Shamarra Alpaca Shop. It’s a boutique collection of luxurious, natural and 100% dye-free alpaca knitwear made in New Zealand.

Opening Times:

Tour Times: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm
Tour Duration: 1 Hour (approximately)
Tour Days: 7 days per week (closed on Christmas Day)


$55 Adult / $30 Child (4-15) 
NZ SuperGold: $50 / Family Pass: (2 adults & 2 children) $155

Bookings & More Info:

Visit the Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours website to book a tour and for more details.  Or, call +64 (0)3 304 5141.

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328 Wainui Main Rd,French Farm, Akaroa, 7582

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