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Whats up with Rising Sun

Rising Sun

I’m a bit of celebrity around the farm and on social media. My fleece is super soft and luxurious, but even more than that, I’m apparently a one-of-a-kind, perfect specimen of an alpaca! I’m also as lovable as I am handsome, so pop into Shamarra Alpacas for a tour and a pat.

Whats up with Harlequin


A glamorous damsel through and through, I’m a big fan of being groomed well ahead of a photo op (your next selfie on a farm tour). My big eyes look even better when my fleece is on fleek. And I’ve been known to wear the odd denim jacket or hat, depending on the season.

But don’t be intimidated by my flair for fashion; I’m always up for a solid cuddle like my other friends.

Whats up with Tornado


I absolutely adore wee human kiddos and alpaca babies alike! Arguably the friendliest of all the furry faces here at Shamarra, I like to get visits and snuggles year-round.


It’s important to note that the only way to reach us is by driving. If you don’t have access to a car, no worries! We’ve compiled a list of transport providers in the area to help you plan your visit.

Traveling from Christchurch to Akaroa Town and need transportation via the Akaroa French Connection? Get in touch with these local transport providers:

Danny’s Taxi’s | Unavailable until September 2024

Akaroa Taxis Ltd | +64 027 220 9718 | akaroataxis@gmail.com

If you’re planning to visit Shamarra and you’re in Christchurch or Akaroa and interested in booking a guided tour for the day, reach out to these tour operators:

Steve’s Shuttles | +64 21 232 4294 | stevenvrhvn@yahoo.com.au

 Jeeves Tours | 0800 000 898 | info@jeevestours.co.nz

Private Tours | +64 027 435 9414 |robyn@privatetours.co.nz

ChaufferNZ |027 251 1133 |info@chauffeurnz.com

Big T Tours |027 434 4990 | bigttours@outlook.com

If you’re an international flight attendant with a layover in Christchurch and keen to explore Christchurch and surroundings with a local tour guide, contact CHC Crew Tours:

CHC Crew Tours | Call, SMS or WhatsApp +64 20 424 1375 | chccrewtours@gmail.com

We recommend contacting these providers in advance to confirm availability and make any necessary reservations. Once you’ve secured your transportation, book your tour and you’ll be all set to enjoy a wonderful visit to Shamarra Alpacas!

Explore Our Farm

Shamarra Alpacas view over Akaroa
  • “Beautiful location with lovely animals. The staff was very friendly. We had some interactions with Alpacas, it was amazing.”

    Yumoki, Tripadvisor – June 2024

  • “This is something nice to do for all ages especially those who have never seen an alpaca they are very sweet and interesting animals. This farm was Extraordinary and the people who run it are absolutely fantastic!!”

    Lynn M, Tripadvisor – May 2024

  • If you are an animal lover, a visit to Shamarra Alpacas is one of the very best ways you can spend an hour!!! The staff are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable, sharing so much interesting information about their beautiful alpacas. The alpacas are simply amazing - from cuddles with the boys to feeding the girls and babies, being surrounded by these amazing animals brings so much joy!!!! Akaroa is a beautiful little part of New Zealand, and Shamarra Alpacas are just the icing in the cake!

    Quest3, Tripadvisor – April 2024

  • “Very well organised, informative and interactive tour! There's a lot to learn about how to interact respectfully with the alpacas and Rising Sun, the king of the alpacas here, is such a star. The guides were also very helpful and egged us to interact with the alpacas, showing us individual sweet spots of each individual alpaca. The scenery was beautiful as well! At the end of the tour, they even provided light refreshments and the toilets were very clean.”

    Denise T, Google Review – April 2024

  • “That was the coolest experience! We had the best time! I would definitely suggest this activity to anyone who has kids, but to be honest, I liked it just as much :)”

    Emily B, Google Review – May 2024