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Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours

#11 of 29 Tours in Akaroa
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328 Wainui Main Road, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
+64 3-304 5141
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it was the first agenda in my akaroa list. my girls were excited when told of this visit. we were... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
lingwongsl
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Just Alpacas...

Did a farm tour with them. The tour take about 1 hr, with explanation on Alpacas with close... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Tan L
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Take a tour with a difference; get up close and personal at Shamarra Alpaca Farm overlooking Akaroa Harbour. Alpaca Farmers, Frank and Anya will treat you to an interesting and interactive introduction to these majestic animals. Wander amongst grazing herds of alpacas, and discover the unique qualities of their fleece - “fibre of the gods” as proclaimed by the Incas. Enjoy home baked biscuits and a beverage while browsing the Alpaca Shop. For Tour times and up to date prices go to website.
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“alpaca wool” (5 reviews)
“rising sun” (3 reviews)
“close contact” (2 reviews)
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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 10 June 2018

it was the first agenda in my akaroa list. my girls were excited when told of this visit. we were lucky it didn't rain as forecasted. the place was easy to find especially since we travelled from akaroa harbour. it was a scenic drive all...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your visit to our farm. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much! Rising Sun is definitely one of our favourite alpacas.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Did a farm tour with them. The tour take about 1 hr, with explanation on Alpacas with close encounter experience. You could touch them, feed them and take selfie with them. The location have a super nice view. Note* Do not attend to drive your...More

Thank Tan L
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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thanks for your comments which are much appreciated. We have a designated camper van parking area and as you mention, guests call once they are parked and we pick up from there. Akaroa is a unique and beautiful waterside town and definitely worth visiting; better...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Highly recommended both for the animals and the views - We got close to the Alpacas, could touch them and feed them, and all of it is in wonderful views of the peninsula. Great guides and farm owners, very warm and welcoming!

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Thats a wonderful trip . you could be so close to the alpacas and they also allowed you touch them! I have a beautiful time here and will remember it for real . Please note to book it before you go as they have a...More

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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

We are very pleased that your visit will be a long lasting memory for you. Thanks for advising that we have set times for tours.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We've visited a few alpaca farms before and they have some of the cuties animals here; no wonder they've won so many awards!! Unfortunately the tour we joined had a huge group (probably because it was close to Chinese national holidays). Therefor the amount of...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

It wasn't the best weather but we enjoyed the tour so much. We didn't book online as we only found out very last minute that we couldn't just walk in. We decided to make a phone call and we instantly got a confirmation. We head...More

1  Thank BethKiss2012
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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for booking our tour and we're delighted that you had a great time!

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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

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

Thanks for your great review and compliments!

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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

1  Thank Oksana K
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Anya W, Owner at Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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chineep2016
28 June 2018|
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Response from Anya W | Property representative |
We only offer a guided tour to ensure our customers enjoy the complete alpaca experience. This is also a health and safety regulation. It is not possible to visit our farm without taking our tour.
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ccliff5
8 July 2017|
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Response from Anya W | Property representative |
Hi. Our tour is suitable for all ages. If you'd like to book, please book through our website. Thank you.
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RufinaSusan
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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