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Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours

#11 of 23 Tours in Akaroa Features Animals
328 Wainui Main Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
+64 3-304 5141
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Great opportunity to see some shy animals

The Kids and we were very curious to see the Alpacas and decided to visit the farm on our way back... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Pata2020
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Singapore, Singapore
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OMG! This place is a must visit!

I came across information about this farm in one of the booklets in our hostel and said immediately... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Oksana K
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Moscow, Russia
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Tour departs from Akaroa and takes you on a scenic drive to the western side of the harbour where Shamarra Alpaca Farm is situated, boasting breathtaking panoramic views.Alpaca farmers, Frank and Anya are passionate about their alpacas and will treat you to an interesting and interactive introduction to these majestic animals. Wander amongst the grazing herd, learn how to lead an alpaca and discover the unique qualities of their fleece - “fibre of the gods” as proclaimed by the Incas.The Alpaca Shop in the barn has a selection of gorgeous locally made alpaca product, all in natural colours. Enjoy refreshments and home baking offered at the end of the tour.
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328 Wainui Main Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 5141

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The Kids and we were very curious to see the Alpacas and decided to visit the farm on our way back from Akaroa. A farm on top of the hills with a breathtaking view of the sea and bay. The tour started with a briefing...More

Thank Pata2020
Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks for your great review and compliments!

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I came across information about this farm in one of the booklets in our hostel and said immediately that I must see them. We booked a tour (response of the owner was immediate) and couple hours later we were on our way. The road to...More

Thank Oksana K
Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Alpacas really are special and we love it when our guests fall in love with them too! Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the farm tour on the day we stopped @ Akaroa for our cruise. We got picked up & dropped off from the wharf, the farm tour is amazing, my boys had so much fun to have close contact with alpacas, feeding the alpacas,...More

Thank DINGMelb
Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your visit. All our babies are now born and we get to enjoy watching them grow up.

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We saw this farm tour off of the Christchurch and Canterbury booklet. I wanted to learn more about Alpacas and what they are farmed for and how they are treated. Reading reviews about this, it was indeed a steep drive to the farm from the...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thanks for your detailed review of your visit to Shamarra Alpaca Farm and very pleased you found your tour inspiring.

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Did you know that the best way to tell if a female is impregnated is when she spits at the face of the male that just impregnated her?! This one only one of the heaps of fact that we learned during our absolutely amazing tour...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

You guys get 10 out of 10 for absorbing all the facts! Thanks for your great photos and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shamarra Alpaca Farm.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very informative tour with lots to see and learn. Bit of a steep drive up to the property but well worth it. Complementary drinks available.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Frank picked us up from the port. It was a lovely twenty minute drive to his farm. As we drove up the steep slope to the farm, the views of the harbour is spectacular. His daughter Alex did a short introduction on Alpacas and their...More

Thank Elaine C
Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thanks for your great review and we appreciate you recommending Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours.

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Shamarra Farm is really worth visiting! The Family has more than 100 Alpacas in all kinds of colours. After an introduction you get to take pictures & feed the Alpacas. The atmosphere is relaxed & the Family Takes care that visiting groups are not...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for your great review and we appreciate your valuable comments.

Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were picked up at our ship and driven to the farm. it was a lovely view of the countryside. When we arrived one mum alpaca had just birthed a baby that was amazing to see. We then had a tour of the farm and...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Thanks for your lovely review and we wish you much enjoyment with your herd of alpaca!

Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was on top of the list of things I really wanted to do while on holiday in Akaroa and I was not disappointed. Very close up encounters with lots of friendly Alpaca and a knowledgeable guide to show us around. My 88 year old...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

We're very pleased both you and your mum enjoyed your visit to our farm. Thanks for sharing your feedback which we very much appreciate.

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RufinaSusan
Is it open during winter (july 10-15th) ? Is it safe to drive there from Christchurch ? Thanks!
4 February 2015|
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Response from Anya W | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your enquiry. We are open in July, weather permitting. Please contact us when you arrive in New Zealand to book a tour. The weather is variable in winter and often have lovely sunny mild days. Look forward... More
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