Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours
Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 a beautiful harbour on the slopes of an extinct volcano and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills. Shamarra Alpacas is just over an hour’s drive (73km) from Christchurch Central, and only a 20 minute trip from the historic seaside village of Akaroa, which is worth visiting for its culture and architecture alone. Our panoramic views of Akaroa harbour and the rolling hills and peaks of the surrounding valleys are breath-taking, and will make every one of your selfies with an alpaca post-worthy. We are open year round, with the scenery changing beautifully through each season and the alpacas staying cute throughout.
Akaroa, New Zealand
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HHess
Dubai, United Arab Emirates140 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The drive from Christchurch is about 1h20min. The ticket is 55USD regardless if you buy it online or on the spot, the difference is only to book your spot as it might get busy. There are 3 timings per day.
You get to spend about an hour with alpacas, feed them, pet them, took pictures. There is coffee/tea/water and homemade buiscits after the experience.
Very nice day spent, I would recommend to everyone who loves animals and beautiful sceneries.
Written 1 December 2023
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Joanna S
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I recommend it for everybody staying in that region :) Great experience. We could pet and fed alpacas. The Staff was super nice and knowledable of every single animal. It was absolutely amazing
Written 26 October 2023
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Anya W
Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us and our alpacas! We hope to welcome you back soon.
Written 5 November 2023
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Elise L
5 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Booked this tour as a last-minute addition to our plans and I am SO GLAD we did. We ended up being the only ones booked so had a private tour and plenty of time with the sweet animals. We even got to see a new arrival that had just been born that morning! Would absolutely recommend if you are in the area!
Written 25 October 2023
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Anya W
Thank you so much for choosing our tour as a last-minute addition to your plans! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience. See you one day soon!
Written 5 November 2023
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Kaitlan
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
An absolutely incredible experience! The staff were super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. You get to spend so much time patting, feeding and interacting with the alpacas. Well worth the money, would definitely recommend!
Written 24 September 2023
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Anya W
Thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience at Shamarra! We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 5 November 2023
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Brian F
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Even though it’s only an hour, you get maximum quality time with the alpacas. The staff are friendly and can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. Cuddling takes timing and patience, but when you finally get to hug one of these fluffy guys, it’s the best feeling. Would go again. FYI: don’t worry if you can’t get your vehicle up the steep road. Leave it in the turnaround at the bottom and they’ll shuttle you up.
Written 22 September 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for your review! The driveway is safe for cars to drive up, pick up option is for campervans :) We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 5 November 2023
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Niccola S
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
This is experience was as beautiful as the photos I saw online that got us to book this tour! The Alpaca Farm was huge with the cutest, softest, friendliest Alpacas. We absolutely enjoyed our tour as it was informative yet didn’t feel so scripted… we were able to really spend quality time with the alpacas and had plenty of opportunities for photos!!! The view was stunning overlooking the other mountains. Lastly, the tourguides I and Lydia were so nice and really made sure the Alpacas were happy, comfortable and took care of the people at the same time. It was very obvious how mich they know the alpacas individually and how much passion they have for them…

I 100% recommend this tour and it was worth it to drive to Akaroa for this one of a kind experience. The highlight of our chch trip!
Written 8 September 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for your lovely review! We really appreciate the kind words. We're thrilled you had such a great time visiting the farm! See you soon :)
Written 5 November 2023
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Angie R
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
Awesome experience! Their last tour is 4pm and we arrived 10minutes late but they still accommodated us and let us join the last tour. The staff, Lydia and Chen are both great! Gave us a lot of facts about alpacas and interacted with us from start to finish. It also seems like all the alpacas are well taken care of.
Written 3 September 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome experience with us. Lydia and I Chen are indeed fantastic! We hope to welcome you back for another visit soon!
Written 10 September 2023
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Vienna Domingo
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Had the best time with the cutest most adorable alpacas. This was the highlight of my trip to Akaroa. The alpacas truly make you happy. Highly recommend this activity. Also, the tour guides are very kind and helpful. Special shout-out to Lydia-you are such a lovely person and your artwork is so amazing!!!
Written 21 August 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for your wonderful review! We’re happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with our alpacas and that it waws the highlight of your trip to Akaroa! Our team takes great pride in providing memorable experiences, and we're delighted that our tour guides made your visit special.
Written 11 September 2023
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Sandi
Christchurch, New Zealand34 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Fantastic experience, will be going again, the 2 young guides, were so professional, very friendly and kind, and informative, and of cos the beautiful, cute, alpacas😻, and what a lovely part of Akaroa, the views on that hill, Stunning!!!.. It was my birthday, and was a great day celebrating with the alpacas, so friendly and what I liked was hot to spend a good time with them, I looooved Equador, and I got to lead Rising sun to the paddocks, it's a privelaged to get to be up close with them, thank you😻😻
Written 20 July 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic birthday celebration with us and enjoyed your time with our alpacas, especially Equador and Rising Sun.
Written 10 September 2023
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SteepleRocker
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We went on a wet winters day, so the Alpaccas were not as cuddly and fluffy as we would have liked. But they were still very cute and interesting! Highly recommended.
Written 12 July 2023
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Anya W
Thank you for visiting us on a wet winter day and for your kind words! We're glad to hear you found our alpacas cute and interesting despite the weather. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 10 September 2023
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