Kandiah Alpacas & Farmstay

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Kandiah Alpacas & Farmstay
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Alpaca Farm Experience - Bookings essential. Enjoy a short walk through beautiful, lush, green typical New Zealand bush to come out into a paddock with friendly alpacas. Hand feed these amazing animals and hear all about their breeding cycle and their beautiful soft fleeces. See and touch some of last year's fleeces exactly as they were shorn from the animal. See how a fleece looks and feels after it has been washed and carded. Finally, see a scarf that has been made by felting this luxurious fibre onto pure silk fabric. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions about these gentle animals with their huge eyes and long eyelashes. For those of you interested in vintage cars, you can see a 1922 Stanley Steamer. Details are on our website. We also offer self-contained accommodation at one end of our eco friendly home so you can spend as much time as you like with these unique animals.
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1-2 hours
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aromoana
auckland49 contributions
Wonderful experience for all ages
Apr 2021
Three generations visited and all loved the visit. Mark was a wonderful guide through the forest and Pav was so passionate about her Suri alpacas. Lots of questions from us all. Each patiently answered.
Such a special visit. Thank you so much Pav and Mark.
ps. Mark's hobbies are an added surprise!
Written 7 May 2021
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648cheryl
Da Nang, Vietnam4 contributions
Wonderful experience
Apr 2021 • Family
A truly wonderful experience for us Grandparents taking our 5 x Grandkids to see and learn about Alpaca’s and our native bush. Pav and her husband made us feel very welcome. I would very much recommend this place.
Written 24 April 2021
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Rosie Martin
7 contributions
Fantastic educational and fun experience for the whole family
Mar 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic fun and educational morning with Mark, Pav and their alpacas. We had a number of children aged 1-6yrs who loved learning about various native trees, enjoyed seeing how an old steam car works and LOVED feeding the alpacas and learning what happens to their fleece. Mark and Pav were so knowledgeable, accommodating and sweet. If you’ve got a baby you’ll need a carrier and there’s no signage from the main road but google maps led us straight there. Pack some water and snacks and enjoy a couple of hours in alpaca paradise.
Written 3 March 2021
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JuzzyNZ
6 contributions
My daughter LOVED it!
Nov 2020
On a special trip with my soon to be 12 year old daughter to create some memories before she enters the teens. This was the highlight of her week. Pav and Mark were wonderful hosts. So generous, knowledgable and warm. My daughter loved spending time with the Alpacas. I did too but also enjoyed hearing about some of Mark and Pav’s other projects. Such a lovely locations and lovely people. Thanks so much.
Written 26 November 2020
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Denise R
Whangarei, New Zealand4 contributions
Our vist
Oct 2020
What a great hosts Pav and Mark are. The time we spent walking through the bush while Mark gave us history of the trees and the farm itself. Pav told us so much about the alpacas and we had so much fun feeding the alpacas.
Would recommend this visit to all.
Written 9 October 2020
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Sbitnev V
3 contributions
Most relaxing and refreshing experience
Dec 2019
Marc and Pav are the kindest and warmest hosts.
We had a great refreshing and relaxing 1 day stay at the farm.
Beautiful animals, spectacular location and coziest place that puts you at ease.
The hosts have put quite an effort into paying attention to the stay's details.

We missed our dinner but Pav's complimentary homemade bread made us think that bread can be delicious by itself.
Highly recommend when you need a reset or just have a quality time unplugged from the city bustle.
Written 15 December 2019
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Tiit Kristop Vähi
3 contributions
Amazing alpacas and equally amazing hosts
Mar 2019 • Friends
The title says it all. We showed up unannounced after finding the place on Tripadvisor (would recommend calling ahead for future visitors just to make life easier on the hosts) but the hosts were very kind and even though we did not stay at the farm overnight, they still gave us a lovely tour of the farm and let us feed the alpacas.

Very warm people who had no trouble taking time out of their day to show us around and talk to us about how they take care of their friendly and beautiful pack of alpacas.
Written 30 March 2019
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It was lovely to meet you and a pleasure to introduce you to my beloved alpacas.We were more than happy to take time out to spend with you as we had no other commitments that day. As you say, it is always best for people to call ahead of time, preferably at least 24 hours ahead to check that we are free.
Written 3 April 2019
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Nigel A
Rochester, UK32 contributions
Lovely experience, lovely location, lovely hosts.
Jan 2017
This review is not about a beach walk but about the fantastic time we had staying in a rented property on the alpaca farm.
Our hosts, Pav and Mark could not have done more for us. We had the opportunity to join Pav when she fed her alpacas and to learn so much from her about these wonderful animals.
We joined Mark and Pav to share an evening meal with them and it was a pleasure to spend time in the company of such interesting people and to marvel at what they had achieved in their little corner of paradise. Thank you so much for the experience
Written 2 February 2017
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jhgfhsdg
New Zealand325 contributions
Lovely experience
Nov 2016 • Couples
Just spent a lovely weekend at Kandiah. Hosts Pav and Mark are lovely chatty and very hospitable. The Alpacas are gorgeous. The accommodation is charming, super clean, and very nice. Really enjoyed our beach walk - such an amazing experience. Might insist this is my birthday present every year!
Written 28 November 2016
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Hfanau
106 contributions
Too wet and windy for a beach walk but a surprise instead....
Jul 2016 • Friends
We were booked for a beach walk in winter and as the weather was very bad we went to the farm instead.
It was fantastic we got to feed the Female Alpacas look at their babies and see the Alpaca boys and feed them too.
Pav and Mark are natural hosts very lovely and friendly.
We had a wonderful day even thought the weather was a bit sad it didn't stop us from enjoying a bush walk through their beautiful property, so serene and gorgeous views. They also showed us where they host homestays and that was beautiful. Such a beautiful place! We hope to be going back very soon.......
Written 25 July 2016
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