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Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay

68 Moodys Road Silverstream Alpaca Stud Farm, Kaiapoi 7692 New Zealand
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#1 of 5 Speciality lodging in Kaiapoi
Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay is one of the largest alpaca farms in New Zealand and just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. There are two luxurious self contained farmstay cottages sleeping a maximum of five guests per cottage. Each cottage has full kitchen facilities , free wifi, iron and ironing board, safe, hair dryer, toiletries and tea and coffee and recently new Smart TV's have been installed with Netflix. The tariff includes breakfast and a farm tour of the adorable alpacas. A great place for families - safe and very peaceful.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Breakfast available
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Picnic area
Shared bathroom
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Pernille B wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California62 contributions24 helpful votes
We travelled from north to south, stayed in five star hotels , bungee jumped and black water rafted - but our Silverstream Alpaca stay remains our favorite memory in New Zealand. Here we arrived circa 4:30pm, in time to meet the owner Kit, to walk the paddocks and meet the Alpacas and even to help feed two newborns. Alpacas don’t smell, and are endearing, smiley, love able creatures. Unlike mass market farm stays , this is a boutique experience in an idyllic spot, with very limited overnight accommodation in charming B&B family cottages. So you won’t be sharing the experience we more than one other family. Clean, soft and comfortable , we loved shopping in the nearby supermarket to eat in - to allow for one more evening stroll on the premises. This was fantastic for our teenage children and for us and we congratulate Silverstream Alpaca on having created the ideal alternative experience to a hotel stay in Christchurch and a MUST do NZ experience! Simply amazing !
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Sheryl Johnson, Owner at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We travel alot ourselves and have seen the good and the bad and have therefore tried to incorporate into out farmstay experience what we think will best please our guests. Thankyou for the review and we will always keep trying to do better. Alpacas are really a mans best friend and make our job so much easier.
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Sravie wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions11 helpful votes
After a tour of Zealand, we decided to conclude our holiday here, it was the most relaxing end to our holiday. The cottage simple and beautiful. The highlight of the stay is of course the Alpacas. The breakfast was sufficient and a great start to a relaxed day ahead. we loved just lazing around on the grass with the soothing sounds of the stream. our 10 year old daughter enjoyed the entire experience and cant wait to re-visit again. If we visit NZ again, we would love to end the trip here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
ingrid f wrote a review Dec 2019
Mandurah, Australia27 contributions9 helpful votes
Booked a farm tour. Not a tour as such, climb into a paddock of alpacas and feed them. Host was knowledgeable but the cost of $40 for the half hour was very expensive. Not value for money. Cute alpacas tho.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Sheryl J, Owner at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay
Responded 13 Dec 2019
Hi Ingrid We are sorry that you feel that the tour was not value for money. Alpacas are a rare and costly animal and difficult to make a financial return on. The tour advertised feeding the animals and getting up close for photographs. Most of our tours involve two people. For a busy farm operation, receiving $80 for two visitors for the hour is not excessive. Despite advertised departure times, many of our visitors choose to turn up any time or turn up late which often means that we have lost half a day from our regular farm chores. I am pleased however that you felt the alpacas were cute - they really are. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ holiday.
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Nitpicker011 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions127 helpful votes
I was excited for this farmstay at the end of our trip around the South Island, but as it turned out it wasn't much of a farmstay and I would have rather stayed at a more professionally run accommodation instead. Firstly, with regards to the cottage itself, the kitchen and bathroom were dirty. Kitchen drawers and fridge have not been cleaned in ages. Fridge was stinky and actually wasn't working. I wasn't informed and had to confirm this with the host after already storing my food items in it. Bathroom is in dire need of a remodel. Sink was falling off, there were specks of dirt everywhere and the shower curtains were stained. The bedroom felt cleaner but there were no bedside tables and the bed was very shaky. The owners were away and we were looked after by some young people. They were very pleasant, helpful and responsive, but not sure that running the B&B was part of their job scope (eg. they didn't know how long we were staying). Outside the cottage, the garden was very pretty but all other areas were neglected, eg. the patio was untidy and strewn with random objects. This may have all been justified if we had a real farmstay experience, but this was not the case. I had picked this place after seeing the pictures of alpacas right outside the cottages. In actual fact they were kept far away and while we were at liberty to walk over to where they were, this limited our chances to interact with them. The descriptions also talk about bottle feeding them etc. but we were only given some leaves which most of them were not interested in. No different from staying elsewhere and just doing a farm visit (this one or any other one) instead. The only aspect of the stay that felt like a farm were the chickens walking around. I don't think the eggs were direct from the chickens though as they had codes printed on them.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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i1aan wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore112 contributions40 helpful votes
Nice friendly hosts. It's quiet and pleasant. Not fancy and modern. So it's basic but clean. Had some issues with broken appliances but the hosts were always eager to help. Unfortunately we were only there one night so I don't think they had time to arrange the repairs. Alpacas were great, nice and friendly too!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$168 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Alpaca Farmstay
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaiapoi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay
Which popular attractions are close to Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Nearby attractions include Groynes (7.4 km), Ohoka Farmers Market (4.6 km), and Spencer Park (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Teppanyaki Takao, Jagz Bar & Restaurant, and 79 Impresso Cafe.
Does Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay have airport transportation?
Yes, Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (15.6 km), Mona Vale (14.9 km), and Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House (15.4 km).
Is Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.